I am an experienced vet

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  • 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
  • Sue Anderson has been translating from Afrikaans, Dutch, French and German into English for over 30 years and recently took up Scottish Gaelic – just for fun!
  • 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
  • Anthony Beck is the only foreign vet to have built up a veterinary group in mainland China, managing a team spanning 4500 km from Beijing to Singapore. He is now the part-time pro-bono clinical director of the charity ‘No Dogs Left Behind’
  • Emma Laws suffered paralysis in one arm following minor surgery, which left her unable to do her job as a neurology specialist. During her ongoing recovery she has found that support is a two-way street
  • Maggie Doherty was proud and delighted to achieve Advanced Practitioner status in March 2021 after five years of hard work juggling her studies alongside her professional and family commitments
  • Charlotte Covell took over as managing director of Virbac UK and Ireland in January 2021. She joined the company as a territory manager, before advancing through various roles to get to where she is today
  • 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
  • Helen Navran is a co-joint venture partner of Vets4Pets Cardiff Bay. She believes practices can benefit from being led by a vet nurse and a vet who have the same aspirations but different skills
  • After considering – but ultimately deciding against – pursuing a postgraduate qualification, general practitioner Alice Moore has found her niche in the profession through her involvement in veterinary policy
  • 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
  • James Elliott is a core member of the oncology team at Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex, where he focuses his time helping patients where he can
  • Small animal vet Jason Kimm is making a difference to animal welfare in China, encouraging vet schools to use models rather than animals for clinical teaching
  • To mark 97 years since the inaugural meeting of the Veterinary Research Club, Michael Francis, its guardian of traditions, and Mark Chambers, the club’s president, explain the club’s origins, and its ongoing important role in encouraging networking and communication between veterinary researchers
  • Vet Charlotte French spent 25 years working in practice and shelter medicine before moving into vet teaching. She was recently appointed UK country manager and head of curriculum and quality at veterinary training company Improve International
  • 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
  • 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