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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Things people do not tell you about dating a vet

Things people do not tell you about dating a vet

That’s Farming’s humourous take on things people do not tell you about dating a vet:

  1. You become their unofficial vet assistant, especially for on-call mid-week nights and weekends
  2. Your washing machine will be on overdrive – scrubs or no scrubs!
  3. You get to know their clients as well as they do;
  4. You are on a first-name basis with their work colleagues – fellow vets, vet nurses, support staff, office administrators and sales reps;
  5. Weekends away after often replaced by weekends on call – particuarly during the throws of lambing and calving season;
  6. There is no clocking out at 5 pm/6 pm – especially when on-call;
  7. They work long, difficult and unpredictable hours –people in demand!
  8. You become familiar with every piece of equipment and their function, from scalpel blades to catheters – you also know where they are stored in the jeep/van;
  9. You will find more needle caps than coins in your washing machine;
  10. You are responsible for charging headlights and clippers’ batteries;
  11. You spend more time trying to tidy their jeep/van than the entire house;
  12. They cannot go to the local shop or restaurant without meeting a client;
  13. Time-keeping can be a challenge – they always try their best to turn up for date nights, but it may not be at the time you have arranged;
  14. You must become a pro tea, coffee and sandwich maker;
  15. No matter how strong the air fresher is, their work vehicle will smell like animals!

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Things people do not tell you about becoming a sheep farmer

In our most recent article, as part of our things people do not tellyou about series, we looked at a light-hearted take on what people do not tell you about becoming a sheep farmer:

  • Sheep are not for the faint-hearted;
  • They will always find a way to die no matter what (despite your best efforts);
  • They will find the smallest gap/opening/loophole in a fence to escape;
  • You have to become best friends with your neighbours – farmers and non-farmers, anyone with a garden or farm. You will have enemies when you have sheep,

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