Welcome to The Swing Shed
My vision of blogging is of people who have time to speak about their current issues and relate to others all over the world.
I have found – being a ‘First Time Blogger’ that I actually enjoy the atmosphere and I am willing to give it a try.
As you can probably tell, from my home profile, I am a qualified Veterinary Nurse – I have always wanted to work with animals since I was a small girl. Going outside to play with my friends insisted of turning our mountain bikes into ‘pretend’ horses, going down to the creek bed to play with fish, frogs and turtles and always trying our hardest to find fun animals in the bush track. It always seemed to be a contest as to who could find the best bush track with an awesome cubby house made out of trees, bark, sticks and many other various objects we could find in the great Australian bush.
I started my study as a Veterinary nurse late in high school as a trainee and I have been continuously pushing to get the highest rank I can within the work place. I studied hard at school going for an Overall Position (OP) which consisted of 6 hard subjects plus the traineeship and spending 1 day away from school at the Veterinary clinic. To be a Veterinary Nurse you do not need to have an OP – I don’t know why I even put my self through this pain and stress during my last years at high school.
I have now been working as a Veterinary Nurse for over 5 and a half years and I still enjoy every day. Most days can become very routine and some can just go OUT OF CONTROL! But I am glad I have a capable team with me to ensure the day runs well and we get all these sick animals healthy and back home again to their loving families.
Being a Vet Nurse is not an easy job, there are a lot of behind the scenes issues that carry on throughout the day that many outsiders would have no idea about. This job is exceptionally stressful – and if you work well under stress, which I don’t, you would find they days easy. I have always struggled with stress and the hardest part is seeing animals in pain, yes I can help them with providing comfort and decreasing a traumatic atmosphere, but they don’t always think you are there to help.
Dealing with a high stress patients (who would rather scratch/bite your face off) is always difficult to handle. Giving them pain relief to help them, involves keeping them still to give them the medication they need – THIS IS NOT SIMPLE! I’m sure I will fill you in on more stories as the days go on – something different happens everyday..
Thanks for reading my first post and I’m sure there will be many more to come.