1 - Geoffrey van Zijl - I Get To Do This

February 09, 2023

Video Transcript

Speaker: Geoffrey , Emergency Veterinary Nurse

Describe a "Wow, I get to do this" moment you've had while at VEG.

Geoffrey : Honestly I've been doing this for 15 years. I notice a lot of negativity in our field, a lot of people that have become jaded or don't even last that long because of our compassion fatigue our burnout rate. For me a wow I get to do this moment. it happens quite often. The one that I remember the most is one of our first CPRs that came in at Boulder. We successfully got back. At that moment like we were high fiving and most of you know it's pretty rare to get a patient back from a CPR, the dog did end up being euthanized unfortunately because we found what was going on and it was the right decision. But bringing a pet back from that type of crisis I have to say is a holy wow, I get to do this. I tell my friends all the time that I play with kitties and puppies all day long, which again, that's a "WOW, I get to do this." Um there's lots of wows, I get to do this constantly. This video would probably be about 10 minutes long if you had me mention every while I get to do this. So I'll leave it with that

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