layout: true background-image: url(../../images/slide_background.jpg) background-size: cover class: middle --- # Sleep ### Long Quotes --- ### Quote 1 --- ### “there’s nothing that particularly gets me down apart from when you get overworked and tired in the springtime. You can work too long hours sometimes, and you’ve got a ___ inspection and she’s on to you about something, like a supply of drugs and you’ve just lost a vet and another one is sick, and you thought you were going to be off at the weekend to take your children away and you have to abandon that *(cont. ...)* --- ### – that’s the sort of thing that can happen. It can affect your family a lot, the on-call, that tie. So, I would say overwork would be the thing and it comes down to tiredness. You can go day and night and it doesn’t affect you, but it can build up.” --- ### Quote 2 --- ### “The on-call. My previous job, … a purely large animal practice, you’d have to cover a very large area. So we were covering a three hour radius and a knock on of that is, as one vet covering that, you can be at the (geographical) top of the practice, and it’s very stressful if you’re doing a caesarean, to then get a call from the bottom of the practice that you’d have to then drive to. *(cont. ...)* --- ### And it comes back to the negative points when you’re concerned; it’s not actually dealing of the calls, it’s that in the back of your mind you’re thinking about the worst-case scenario. You’re thinking about what could happen if I’m in this situation and it’s that that wears you down and is the stressor. I think it’s happening a lot of places – the distance that vets have to cover and also cover everyone else’s emergency.