Searched and couldn’t find a relevant topic. So I made one. What did you learn at work today? It can be something huge! It can be something tiny. But I figured we could all mind dump things here and maybe it would help someone in the future. Because sometimes accessing the database in our heads is hard when a topic is posted.
I’ll go first. My things will probably never ever help anyone, but I’m proud of me for learning them so too bad!
So far this year I have learned how to repair a jaw fracture, neuter a guinea pig, perform a perineal urethrostomy (look it up if you dare), and tomorrow I’ll be learning an fho. On top of that I’ve been honing up on exotics.
I’m the most senior vet there, even moreso than the owner, and I’ve been pushing myself to learn as many new and useful things as I can to increase my value to the practice. This is not easy for me, because I have a very big case of imposter syndrome. So not only do I think I already don’t know what I know, but it’s hard for me to push myself to learn new because I worry I will mess it up. But I have made it a point to force myself so maybe I will get over this imposter thing and increase my self-confidence. And in the meantime at least I’m learning new things and getting more valuable.