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Finding our labour of love
  1. Adrian Nelson-Pratt, BVSc, MRCVS

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Adrian Nelson-Pratt runs The Veterinary Business Consultancy, which offers business development support, coaching, mentoring and leadership training to the profession.

According to a 2017 YouGov poll, 36 per cent of UK workers are in jobs they hate, dislike or are ambivalent about.

We don’t appear to have these kind of engagement statistics specifically for vets, but anecdotal evidence suggests it could be worse.

Seventeen years after leaving clinical practice, I still vividly remember the dread of going to work each morning. Struggling to get out of bed, ticking off the days until Friday, or sighing as I stared down the barrel of fourteen days straight when on weekend duty every third week.

Even if you don’t work weekends, work can start to creep into your time off and feelings of stress and worry can invade your …

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