Considering a vet career

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Malcolm Morley bucked a family trend and became a vet rather than a doctor. He now works as an ambulatory equine vet caring for horses across Hampshire
  • Despite loving working as a vet technician, Sandra Kenny still had a niggling desire to become a vet. She is now in her final year at the Royal Veterinary College
  • Vet nurse Rachel Smith, who is a joint venture partner with Vets4Pets, has created a talent pipeline to develop her practices’ staff and help with long-term recruitment
  • We recently asked 5 vets the question ‘what do you like most about being a vet?’ Watch our video to find out what vets had to say about the profession
  • Are you wondering what GCSEs and A Levels you need to have to become a vet? Our guide will help you make the best educational choices to set you on the right track