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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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Laurent Garosi has built a successful career within neurology. Here he outlines his path to becoming a specialist and the attraction of neurology
  • Vet surgeons, vet nurses and hydrotherapists can make exceptionally good veterinary physiotherapists. Read more about the profession here
  • Life in practice is simply not a good fit for many vets. Those considering moving towards teaching and academia will see available opportunities at all levels
  • How Lauren Davis left clinical practice for an alternative veterinary career as a technical adviser
  • Nicola Martin discusses the move from clinical practice into a Head Office based role for the PDSA
  • First steps and challenges that can be found in exotic animal practice