Tuesday May 21, 2024

Dr. Bolu Eso's Guide to a Successful Veterinary Career | Voice #87

“Medicine is actually one of the highest suicide rates within professions because of how difficult it can be and the pressures that are there.”


Dr. Bolu Eso, a distinguished veterinarian, opens up about the profound challenges and triumphs of his career in veterinary medicine. From navigating a competitive academic journey to tackling the intense pressures of daily practice, Dr. Eso's story is one of resilience and dedication. His candid discussion sheds light on the unique obstacles faced by veterinarians, particularly those from ethnic minorities, and emphasises the importance of mental health and work-life balance.


About Dr. Bolu Enso:

Dr. Eso’s journey into veterinary medicine began at a young age, driven by a deep passion for animals and an unwavering commitment to his goals. Despite facing numerous rejections and the challenges of studying abroad, he persevered and emerged as a leading figure in the field. His experiences highlight the critical issues of burnout and the need for diversity in veterinary professions.



00:24 - Misconceptions and challenges in veterinary medicine

02:55 - The pressures of veterinary practice and the impact on mental health.

05:07 - The most rewarding aspects of being a veterinarian.

06:26 - Dr. Esso’s personal journey and early passion for veterinary medicine.

09:01 - Overcoming rejections and finding a path through studying abroad.

13:00 - The value of stepping out of one’s comfort zone.

18:45 - The reality of daily veterinary practice

26:12 - Managing client expectations and the cost of veterinary care.

30:01 - Common misconceptions about veterinarians 

35:37 - Goals and personal ideals 

37:55 - Recognising and addressing burnout in the veterinary profession.

43:09 - Finding balance and managing time 

47:51 - Advice to his younger self 

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