I am a vet student

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  • Mae Jones, a fourth-year student at Surrey vet school, was one of the very first students to undertake extramural studies with the VMD. Here, she describes her experience of the two-week placement
  • The lure of challenging clinical cases, and the cut and thrust of the unexpected are among the attractions of emergency and critical care. Aoife Reid explains the routes into this demanding career path for those interested in veering away from small animal general practice
  • Named Veterinary Surgeons are required by establishments holding licences to carry out research using animals. But what does the role of an NVS involve? Ngaire Dennison and Anja Petrie explain
  • Helen Swift and Vicky Herbert, who have developed an extramural studies placement at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, explain what it will involve and what they hope it will achieve
  • Holly Hills had always planned to be a vet volunteer in India. Disillusioned by practice, she took the plunge and found that going back to basics helped her gain a fresh perspective on her career
  • After two years in practice, Sharon McGeeney was burned out and emotionally fatigued, and considered leaving the profession. Instead, by working part time she has regained her love of vet work, although she initially felt guilty that she wasn’t able to continue with full-time practice life
  • 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
  • Lucy Squire and her colleagues at Bristol Veterinary School describe the ‘Mental Wellbeing Toolbox’ they have developed as part of the solution to the mental wellbeing difficulties currently facing the profession
  • 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.
  • Michaela Vinales volunteers abroad, working with species beyond the experience of most vet nurses, although her full-time job is a more traditional role in small animal practice
  • 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
  • Cat Henstridge is better known to her online followers as ‘Cat The Vet’ and to children as one of the resident vets on CBBC’s The Pets Factor. Here, she describes her journey into the media spotlight and offers some advice for budding media vets
  • The Veterinary Policy Research Foundation employs a veterinary intern to assist Lord Trees in advancing veterinary thinking in parliament. Here, the current intern, Catrina Prince, shares an update
  • 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?
  • Dan Makin knows firsthand how important it is to work in a supportive environment and says that everyone deserves a safe, open and inclusive veterinary workplace
  • 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
  • Marine life rescue vet Natalie Waddington has a hands-on role that means being out in all weathers. She also keeps up to date with rescue techniques and encourages vets and vet nurses to volunteer
  • Vet nurse Kylie Channon-Durant’s special interest in exotic pets led her to spend two months supporting the conservation efforts of the Society for the Protection of Turtles