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Hi Member,

I'm sure you've been wondering all week.... yes I had a great time in Melbourne - not even hail, freezing winds and generally miserable weather could stop me enjoying myself. But now it's back to reality and catching up on missed days.

This week I'm really excited to publish the first in a new Guest Blog Post series - So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice. And this one is a little different from our other posts. So Many Other Things is a project by photojournalist Michael Weinhardt that I came across online a few weeks ago. I was captivated by his honest, sweet, sometimes sad and sometimes joyful images in his photographic essay taken over several months at Brudine Veterinary Hospital in Canberra.

It's not so easy to briefly explain the how's and why's behind Michael's project, suffice to say he has quite an emotional connection to the veterinary industry. He's fully aware of the emotional and financial challenges that exist and felt the best way he could help was by simply showing what working in a veterinary practice looks and feels like.

I think his project works and, therefore should be shared, on many levels. If you work in veterinary practice, it can be validating to effectively see yourself; for students - both vet & vet nurse - it can be a dose of future reality; and for your clients and the wider population? Well, I'm pretty sure most have no idea what you go through everyday in your work and this project can help to show them.

So, I really hope you all enjoy this new series as much as I did and share it far and wide. One last thing I think you should know - Michael has completed this whole project 'pro bono' as he wants to help better prepare young people for the realities of working in veterinary practice. I think his words to me in an email (which I hope he doesn't mind me sharing!) sums up his views: "...I think this project is also an homage to those people who study hard, work their asses off, get paid comparatively poorly and cop abuse about how much money they are supposed to be making. It's definitely a noble profession with wonderful people."

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So Many Other Things: The Reality of Veterinary Practice - Part 1

Holding a mirror to the veterinary industry to show the realities you work with every day.

I came across photojournalist, Michael Weinhardt's 'So Many Other Things' project a couple of weeks ago. I was drawn to the honesty in his photos taken during the months he spent photographing events at Brundine Veterinary Hospital, and I knew I really wanted to publish and share them with the Vetanswers community. This is Part 1....


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