The insane wait list
Well, it’s nearly the end of the year and we can all agree that 2021 has been just as crazy. Every veterinarian that I know off has been run of their feet and booked to the eyeballs. Many of my clients have had to wait patiently, some for weeks and even months to get an appointment. I thank all of you for your patience. There’s only so many hours in a day and the joke about cloning me has been heard numerous times.
My fabulous helpers
Here are some strategies that we have initiated. Many of you will already have met the amazing veterinary rehabilitation nurse Ebony. In the last 12 months Ebony has put so much effort to helping Pippa, Hugo and even the original King Island dog, Rusty. Their quick recovery from Coonhound Paralysis has a lot to do with Ebony’s efforts. She has amazing talents and has helped eased my workload. Thanks Ebs.
My next strategy was to reduce the little jobs that take up time. I would like to introduce you to Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn is a very capable youth that you might meet when she contacts people on my cancellation list. She is still learning so be patient if she stumbles occasionally but I am a great believer in helping our youth develop into useful adults (that’s why I’m a venturer scout leader in one of my other lives).
We’re planning on improving our technology footprint (but don’t hold your breath). On a recent break, I managed to visit my son in Canberra (oooh, crossing the border, timed it right considering all the restrictions we’ve been having). He told me about how devices can ‘listen’ to you. I spend a morning disabling so many permissions on my phone and tablet that they stopped working. Hint, Google maps doesn’t give you directions as you travel if you disable location. As I said, don’t hold your breath.
Animal Biomechanical Medicine
Lastly, to the veterinarians, chiropractors and osteopaths that have an interest in biomechanical medicine, we have worked hard and lobbied to have our Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine up and running by April 2022. I might be clonable after all. If you are interested, here’s the link