Alison writes about her inspiration for becoming a vet and a visit by Noel Fitzpatrick (‘The Bionic Vet’)
Inspiration can come in many forms, and my inspiration for today was Noel Fitzpatrick, better known as ‘The Bionic Vet’. We had a lecture from him this morning for our Business and Enterprise module to tell us about his experiences setting up his own practice and his innovating techniques.
He told us today we could be whatever we wanted to be, even though our current goal is to pass our exams, get out of uni we can still choose our own path for our future. We are the lucky ones to be entering a profession that can be so rewarding where we can make a difference.
I sometimes forget the struggle I had to get to this point – the exams, the interviews, the financing, the relocating to London – and forget how lucky I am to be here. I got into a course that had one of the highest number of applicants per place in the UK. I forget this when the stress of revision, exams and studying gets on top of me and I wish I had got a job after my first degree but Noel Fitzpatrick gave me a reality check today. I remembered I’m doing this because I love it.