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  • Alison Lambert explains how to go about getting the job you really want
  • 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

  • Navaratnam Partheeban has a passion for cattle. His career has taken him from clinical farm practice to academia and into industry. Here, he describes his current role, and some of the opportunities that exist for vets in industry
  • Eleanor Livingstone offers advice to students and young vets seeking careers working with farm animals, and explains why she made the decisions she did as opportunities presented themselves
  • Working as a government vet may not feature on many vet students’ career wish lists, but James Jewkes began to think differently about this career path following an EMS placement with the Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Final-year vet student Rachel Garty has opted for a variety of rewarding and enlightening EMS placements. She encourages vets working in unusual jobs to offer students the chance to see what they do
  • Recent graduates Eleanor Robertson and Rosie Herrington both undertook internships with the Food and Agricultural Organization and thoroughly recommend the experience to other young vets
  • Vet student Holly Sutton has found that exercise helps her mental and physical health, as well as giving her resilience and the strength to overcome worries and uncertainties
  • Fish (aquaculture) vets will play a vital role in helping to feed a predicted 9.8 billion people worldwide by 2050. But what do aquaculture vets do, and how do you become one? Simon Doherty gives you the lowdown on life as a fish vet
  • Justine Shotton began her vet career caring for domestic species before fulfilling a long-held ambition to work with wild animals