I feel very blessed right now
I have often been stopped when out and about
by people who congratulate me on the quality of my team. We had this
independently confirmed a few months ago when we received notification of our
placing 18th in the Best Vets UK 2019 Awards. That’s out of around 5,000
practices, we were top 20!
I firmly believe this is because of the time
I have spent on selecting and coaching the very best people to spend my working
day with. And they like it so much, they tend to stay.
My very first employee, Nikki, is still with
me as Practice Manager, having spent her first day unpacking boxes and
organising the pharmacy shelves the day before we opened for business twenty
three years ago!
My two longest serving vets, Angie and Jean
have been with me for twenty and twelve years respectively. And I have known
the other two for equally long: Mialee since we were in the same year at Vet
School, and Ali since she herself was training, and was a regular visitor to do
Our Head Nurse joined us twelve years ago, and
two of my Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVN), both called Sarah share
twenty-three years between them. We trained these, and RVN Denise, who is on
eight years. Indie is our only RVN who arrived fully trained, seven years ago.
Our newest RVN gave up a good career in retail to follow her dream and re-train
as a nurse, and has already been with us for five years.
These highly skilled professionals choose to
work with me, and I know how fortunate I am to have them on my team. I put down
their longevity, in a profession where this is highly unusual, to our
supportive work experience program, coaching and culture of nurturing each
individual to be the best that they can be.
If you would like to know more about work
experience, or just want to meet us, why
not join us at the Bolnore Village Summer Fete, where we will be running the
fun dog show. See themewesvets.co.uk/events for details.