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  • Alison Lambert explains how to go about getting the job you really want
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Like many new vets, Chris Woodroff began his career in mixed practice but, as time went by, he found himself becoming more involved in large animal work. For the past 15 years, he has focused solely on farm practice. He says that life as a farm animal vet can sometimes be tiring, but is rarely bo...
  • The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland have put out a call to final-year vet students asking them to help support the response to Covid-19 by keeping the food chain moving