We get no exposure or practice, so we don't learn new skills and procedures or receive any reassurance that we can perform them. As a result, we don't trust ourselves to do them and don't feel confident trying it out, which ends with the senior colleagues taking over the cases and we continuously missing on the opportunity to develop our skills because someone else will be more experienced / faster / better at it.
When you don't get enough practice or exposure to cases, you don't feel like you can perform certain tasks. But even if you do and DON'T get reassurance that you are on the right track, you can still struggle to believe in your competence. If you don't believe in your competence, you don't feel confident.
Lack of confidence is uncomfortable, emotionally draining and makes you question yourself as a professional. You worry about making mistakes and quickly start to feel anxious, stressed and wondering if you should stop being a vet. All of this has a negative impact on your wellbeing and mental health.
Dates for the 23/24 Academies
The dates for the first semester of 2024 are already available for Portugal and Romania.