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Sam Jones

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Meet Dr Sam Jones

"This job can be demanding at times but it's all worth while when you get to see those patients go home to their families"

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Posted over 1 year ago

What should I know about French bulldogs if I'm considering getting one?

Posted over 1 year ago

Great question! I encourage everyone to do as much research as possible before getting a new pet. There can be some unexpected surprises especially when buying a purebred dog. I've uploaded a video that should answer your question ;-)

Fun_doctorSam Jones responded over 1 year ago

How do you support new graduates and vet students within the industry, especially when it comes to stress and mental health issues?

Posted over 1 year ago

Wow, huge topic. I give them my time. I try to impart every scrap of advice I can that will help them value what they have to offer a prospective employer. I encourage them to have enough self worth that they won't ever tolerate suboptimal work conditions. Historically the vet profession has been apathetic about creating a work environment where vets can flourish with minimal stress but thankfully that's slowly changing. More and more employers recognise the importance of work life balance, exercise, adequate sleep and good nutrition for employees in managing stress. The job is a challenging one and often the answers are not at your fingertips when you need them. Sometimes you feel like there's more balls in the air than you could ever possibly juggle... and sometimes the inevitable happens and you drop one or ALL of them! It helps to know you're not alone. For all those new grads out there I'm telling you now, "talk to your vet mates - you'll realise that you're not doing such a bad job!" At My Local Vet we offer 30min consultations because we recognise that the welfare of our employees MUST come first, not just for their sake but for the sake of our patients too! Our vets can take the time to do the job properly - take a thorough history, examine their patient from nose to tail, develop a rapport with them and their owners, create a well-considered therapeutic plan and communicate it effectively to the client. This leads to great job satisfaction and minimises stress due to time pressure. I firmly believe that practice owners have an ethical responsibility to care for their staff by being approachable, understanding and by creating a work environment that's conducive to excellent mental health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPCptv0Xqvg

Fun_doctorSam Jones responded over 1 year ago

Doctor Sam is amazing with all our animals, and we wouldn't take them to see anyone else! Even when our little ones are off for surgery, they still look happy!

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Posted over 1 year ago

Looking forward to seeing him as the next Bondi Vet

Posted over 1 year ago

Dr Sam is loved by all our animals and there's a few! He's super caring and goes above and beyond to research treatment options and coordinate the best care for our furry friends. Nothing is too much trouble for this super vet!

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Posted over 1 year ago

That's true! I have always tried to practice conscientious vet medicine. Of course I don't always know the answer but I'll do my best to find out!

Fun_doctorSam Jones responded over 1 year ago

Dr Jones saved my life. My mum knows him from school and he helped me when I was found dying in a car park from starvation and abuse. We live in Qatar, but Dr Jones messaged mum about what I needed. Thanks Dr. Jones, please vote for Sam Jones!

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Posted over 1 year ago

#internetvet. I believe he is my first Qataris patient! Stoked he's doing so well!

Fun_doctorSam Jones responded over 1 year ago

I'd watch the show if this bet were the star.

Posted over 1 year ago

Thanks Dr Sam for looking after me today!
I'm not sure about your fashion sense though - I FINALLY convinced mum to take that silly looking plastic collar off me ;)
We will be back to visit soon!
- Dudley

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Posted over 1 year ago

Dudley, you are my hero. Don't ever change. Ps. you're looking at me weirdly again... you're peering into my soul. Must.. close... webpage.....

Fun_doctorSam Jones responded over 1 year ago

Dr Sam.....what can I say. Not only is he better looking than Dr Chris, he is the most charismatic man I have ever met in my life. There is simply no other choice for Australia's next Bondi Vet. Couldn't recommend him more. Go you legend!

Posted over 1 year ago

This makes me want to go to the gym. Thanks Andrew!

Fun_doctorSam Jones responded over 1 year ago

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