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  • With many work experience placements being disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK vet schools have collaborated to create an online course to help potential vet school applicants gain insight into the vet profession

  • Julian Earl originally thought that he would spend his career working with pets, but having enjoyed getting some experience with livestock and horses, he eventually spent more than 30 years as a mixed practice vet
  • Vet Helen Wilkie found that exercise helped to bring her team together during Covid-19 and is now encouraging others to join in her ‘Vet Month of Movement’ and raise money for Vetlife
  • Aimee Hamilton is both a young vet and an employer. She is therefore well placed to offer advice to new graduates – and their employers – worried about how their careers might be affected by Covid-19
  • Adrienne Mackintosh, a Veterinary Investigation Officer with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, describes her role and its impact
  • Kathy Bailey achieved her dream promotion days before the country went into lockdown. Her first task was to prepare the practice for new ways of working, while ensuring pets received the care they needed
  • Jo de Klerk studied vet medicine in the UK and now lives in South Africa. Her portfolio career gives her variety, plus the flexibility that allows her to spend time with her daughter
  • Despite suffering a variety of injuries over the past two years, Steven Impey has continued work as a locum vet. He says that being honest and open about your limitations can allow you to apply your skills in practice
  • Fabian Rivers describes himself as a ‘self-professed novelty junkie’ who thrives on variety. This makes him ideally qualified for life as an exotics vet, where he never knows what animal will be next through his consulting room door
  • Vet nurse Ellie Paton joined the charity Worldwide Veterinary Service to do voluntary work. She found that the experience she gained enhanced her nursing skills
  • Eva Tirado graduated from Cordoba university in Spain and intended to spend just six months in the UK gaining some experience. Having found a fulfilling career as a public health vet, she is now established in the UK, working as Export Veterinary Leader at the Food Standards Agency
  • Cambridge graduate Naomi Roberts has spent seven years in different government roles and currently works within the Ministry of Defence. In this interview, she describes her government career and highlights some of the transferable vet skills that can be valuable within the Civil Service
  • Felicity Caddick is a senior veterinary manager at a pharmaceutical company, as well as being the proud holder of a lesser-known Guinness World Record
  • Hannah Perrin recently investigated what veterinary employers look for when taking on a new graduate vet, meaning she is well placed to offer some advice to the so-called ‘Covid cohort’ of students and new grads as they look for their first role within the veterinary workforce
  • Student-led charity Vets in the Community supports homeless and vulnerable pet owners in Nottingham and helps aspiring vets gain confidence, as vet student Laura Beesley explains
  • Catherine Man has had a varied veterinary career leading to her current role as a Veterinary Investigation Officer for the Animal and Plant Health Agency. She is fascinated by animals, particularly wildlife, and enjoys piecing together evidence to determine why an animal died
  • Martin Smith discusses his veterinary career journey, describes his current role and how he looks forward to engaging with the next generation of agricultural talent
  • If you feel you’ve reached a point in your career where a rethink or reboot might be needed, coaching or mentoring could help you find a way forward. But how do you find someone to support you? Experienced veterinary coach Jenny Guyat offers some advice to help you make the right choice
  • Having returned from travelling and working in Australia, the Covid-19 pandemic has given Anna Leach the chance to consider where she would like to take her career next
  • Jildou Kornelis works for a CVS practice in the Netherlands and recently won the group’s practice manager of the year award