Originally Posted by teatime
gone2dogs - at least a vet hasn't directly told you that you're "worthless" when asked if you know how to do a urinalysis and you respond "no" because you've watched it before but didn't want to screw it up on your first try by yourself.
That happened about a month and a half ago when I had only been there for about a month for like 5 hours a week...
She said it half-jokingly, but it still stung.
This is the vet that I have to ask for a LOR by the end of this summer.
I have a love/hate relationship with her...
Teatime, sometimes those can be the BEST LORs! When I started my job (2 Dr SA clinic), the practice owner and head vet did NOT want to hire me. I avoided working with her for nearly 6 months because I was convinced that she hated me. And frankly, she didn't like me much.
Now she literally starts to cry every time anyone brings up that I'm leaving at the end of July. I earned her respect, and our relationship turned around. She's my main veterinary eLOR writer, and I know she's giving me a good one. Your best bet is to be as good at your job as you can be and get the vet's respect - even if you're never friends, she can speak to you being good at what you do.