When I think about my job as MOD, the first thing that comes to my mind is how much I love being in contact with so many people from around the globe.
Everything feels so unreal sometimes:
I am a normal vet student in Vienna in my clinical rotations right now, and I have to work a lot everyday, like everyone else. But when I get home, I switch into another mode – the MOD mode. I start thinking in English, I answer a lot of emails, and find solutions for problems that our Members or potentially new members may encounter.
Another big part of our job as an ExCo Officers is to discuss the future of IVSA, decide on which events we should send representatives to, how we can improve the work of IVSA, and therefore necessary bylaw changes. Sounds boring I know, and honestly, that’s often what it seems to be. But from time to time, some of our plans work out, we see how things improve, and then we know that it was worth it. It feels like you live two lives at a time… My friends at home don´t even understand what I do in my free time!
At the moment I am pretty busy with the setup of VetStage and I am happy to announce that if everything works out next week, we can launch it in the first week of January, finally!!
IVSA work knows no holidays, which is why I am writing this article sitting at home under the Christmas tree and with my family surrounding me. And that is why this blog post is so short.
Stay tuned for VetStage!!!
Merry Christmas Everyone and have a wonderful new year!!