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  • Alison Lambert explains how to go about getting the job you really want
  • 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
  • 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
  • David Couper works at the RSPCA’s West Hatch Wildlife Centre, where the focus is on rehabilitating sick and injured British wildlife
  • Joining government service led Daniel Donachie to international roles with the OIE, FAO and INTERPOL, working on animal health emergencies involving agro-crime and agro-terrorism
  • Gurpawan Khalsa is keen to encourage more students from diverse backgrounds to study veterinary medicine. She offers talks to schools and online tutoring, among other things, through her Emerald Enkindle business project.
  • Krista Arnold examines how the veterinary industry has changed over the years and how women are now playing a more active role
  • Dhanya Mahadevan gives an insight into Animal Aspirations, an outreach programme set up by students from the Royal Veterinary College with the aim of encouraging young people from a diverse range of backgrounds to consider applying to vet school
  • Recent graduates Lorna Beeley and Karolina Deptula opted for corporate practice for their first job after university. They explain why they chose to begin their careers at Vets4Pets Cardiff Bay
  • Professor Stephanie Dakin worked as an equine vet before taking up a role as a researcher in human musculoskeletal sciences at Oxford university. In this article, she reflects on some of the lessons she learned as she went in pursuit of her new career
  • Having begun her career as an equine vet, Stephanie Dakin is now Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford. Here, she describes her journey from practitioner to researcher
  • Ruth Cawston, co-founder of Veterinary Spoonholders UK and British Veterinary Chronic Illness Support, offers some advice to vets who may be anxious about their future career following the diagnosis of a chronic health condition
  • Rachel Garty is a recently graduated farm vet working at ProStock Vets in South Wales. Like many new vets, she was told to look for a ‘supportive’ practice for her first job. But what does ‘supportive’ really mean?
  • Diana Cavaleiro moved to the UK in 2018. Here, she shares her experience of being a new graduate from overseas and developing her diagnostic skills to support more experienced colleagues
  • With an already packed curriculum, there are certain subjects that vet schools cannot cover in the depth some students might like. Graduate-entry student Bryanna Mariel Andrews stepped up to help fill some of the gaps
  • At 16, Alex Gorman was told by his teachers that, with chronic pain and depression, he wasn’t physically able enough to complete a veterinary degree. Twelve years later, he has proved that you don’t have to fit the typical vet student stereotype to succeed
  • Co-joint venture partners vet nurse Helen Navran and vet Samantha Bird run Vets4Pets Cardiff Bay. Their support and development of young vets has recently won them a national award
  • 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