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  • Interested in becoming a veterinary nurse, but not quite sure how to go about it? Jo Oakden, President of the British Veterinary Nursing Association, explains the routes you could follow
  • Mae Jones, a fourth-year student at Surrey vet school, was one of the very first students to undertake extramural studies with the VMD. Here, she describes her experience of the two-week placement
  • Alice Moore went to vet school with the aim of becoming an equine vet, but decided she was better suited to working with small animals. Life as a companion animal vet is challenging, she says, but also immensely rewarding and interesting
  • The lure of challenging clinical cases, and the cut and thrust of the unexpected are among the attractions of emergency and critical care. Aoife Reid explains the routes into this demanding career path for those interested in veering away from small animal general practice
  • Sue Anderson has been translating from Afrikaans, Dutch, French and German into English for over 30 years and recently took up Scottish Gaelic – just for fun!
  • Stepping up to the role of head nurse has been a steep learning curve, says Robyn McCurry, but moving forwards in her career proving to be very fulfilling
  • Named Veterinary Surgeons are required by establishments holding licences to carry out research using animals. But what does the role of an NVS involve? Ngaire Dennison and Anja Petrie explain
  • Anthony Beck is the only foreign vet to have built up a veterinary group in mainland China, managing a team spanning 4500 km from Beijing to Singapore. He is now the part-time pro-bono clinical director of the charity ‘No Dogs Left Behind’
  • In her final year at Cambridge, May Yean Chua asked students at the UK's vet schools to share their experiences as vet students. Her 'vet school chat' videos aim to offer prospective students an insight into each school and help them navigate the vet school application process
  • Emma Laws suffered paralysis in one arm following minor surgery, which left her unable to do her job as a neurology specialist. During her ongoing recovery she has found that support is a two-way street
  • Helen Swift and Vicky Herbert, who have developed an extramural studies placement at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, explain what it will involve and what they hope it will achieve
  • Maggie Doherty was proud and delighted to achieve Advanced Practitioner status in March 2021 after five years of hard work juggling her studies alongside her professional and family commitments
  • Charlotte Covell took over as managing director of Virbac UK and Ireland in January 2021. She joined the company as a territory manager, before advancing through various roles to get to where she is today
  • Holly Hills had always planned to be a vet volunteer in India. Disillusioned by practice, she took the plunge and found that going back to basics helped her gain a fresh perspective on her career
  • After two years in practice, Sharon McGeeney was burned out and emotionally fatigued, and considered leaving the profession. Instead, by working part time she has regained her love of vet work, although she initially felt guilty that she wasn’t able to continue with full-time practice life
  • Having grown up with donkeys, Alex Thiemann has found that once you’ve been involved with these special animals, you always want to be around them.
  • Amber Cordice is determined to be an advocate for young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a veterinary career. However, first, she has to find a way to complete her own studies
  • Vet group Linnaeus has recently introduced a strategy to ensure that all its vet nurses and patient care assistants are supported in developing their skill sets and careers from the moment they join one of the group’s practices
  • Lucy Turner is the chief veterinary nursing officer for the CVS Group. As a vet nurse advocate, her role allows her to encourage VNs to achieve their full potential
  • Interested in becoming a vet? Not sure what the next steps are or which university to apply to? Come and explore seven of the UK's vet schools at the first ever National Virtual Vet Taster event being held on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 between 16:30 and 18:30