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Ep 131: VEERing Towards A Brighter Future, with Dr. Dave Nicol
Episode 13110th May 2022 • That Vet Life Podcast • That Vet Life Podcast
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In today’s episode of That Vet Life Podcast, host Dr. Moriah McCauley is joined by VetX's very own founder and CEO, Dr. Dave Nicol to discuss everything you need to know about VetX’s Veterinary Employment, Engagement, and Retention (VEER) Survey.

The survey seeks to single out those common factors which lead to career satisfaction in the veterinary space. Conversely, it seeks to define those common factors which lead to career dissatisfaction.


As industries across the board continue to reel from the impact of the Great Resignation, Dr. Dave hopes that this survey will be able to shed light on the current outlook shared by those who work in veterinary medicine. In doing so, industry stakeholders from education to employment and beyond can make better decisions for the overall well-being of every professional in the field.


“We’re looking for substance behind the story,” says Dr. Dave. “And then maybe we can help to change the narrative a bit after that.”



Outline of this episode:


  • [01:40] Dave explains the ins and outs of the VEER Survey.
  • [05:16] VetX’s goals for the survey.
  • [09:10] How satisfaction will be evaluated and solutions proposed.
  • [12:36] Ad break - Become a Thrive member.
  • [13:44] How to access the survey.
  • [17:44] Getting to 3000 respondents.
  • [19:06] Dr. Moriah shares the most thought-provoking she encountered in the survey.
  • [21:24] Why these types of surveys are usually difficult to conduct.
  • [22:00] The episode wraps up.


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