Veterinary Careers Advice

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  • Hanging on to your staff

    • 13 Feb 2024
    • Adam Bernstein

    Demand for skills offers professionals more leverage in the job market, so Adam Bernstein explores how smaller businesses go toe-to-toe with the corporations.

  • Defining employment status: a stitch in time saves nine

    • 6 Feb 2024
    • Tina Chander

    Tina Chander, partner and head of employment law at Wright Hassall, advises bosses on how to clearly define their workers’ categories, and why it is so important.

  • Interview

    Becoming a great interviewer: do your homework, get it right

    • 30 Jan 2024
    • Adam Bernstein

    Failing to prepare is preparing to fail – it is a well-known saying and is just as important when recruiting staff as with any other situation, as Adam Bernstein explains.

  • Background check

    Play it safe when checking for criminal history of applicants

    • 23 Jan 2024
    • Adam Morris

    Adam Morris, a solicitor at law firm Wright Hassall, considers the rights of employers and potential employees in this scenario.

  • Paw and hand

    Celebrating my first milestone in practice

    • 23 Jan 2024
    • Georgia Robb

    University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science 2022 graduate Georgia Robb celebrated her first anniversary working at Pennard Vets’ Sevenoaks practice. Here, she looks back on 12 months in her dream job, revealing the highs and lows that came along with it.

  • Volunteers Wall

    From the midlands to Malawi for volunteering nurse Laura

    • 16 Jan 2024
    • Vet Times Jobs

    VN Laura Cliff wants to make charity work abroad part of her career, as caring for animals “by the side of the road” and knowing they are the only ones helping really makes her feel she is making a difference…

  • Helping hand

    Carer’s Leave Act can help those with responsibilities

    • 16 Jan 2024
    • Sarah Price

    Sarah Price, a solicitor in the employment team of law firm Wright Hassall, explains what this new legislation means for workers and their bosses.

  • Magnifying glass

    Where are all the vets?

    • 9 Jan 2024
    • Simon Toye

    The veterinary sector is still very much in the grips of a potentially crippling recruitment and retention crisis. Simon Toye takes a delve into the issues that have led us here – and how we might find a solution.

  • Ajith Rekha

    Beyond his years: Ajith leading way in science and innovation

    • 2 Jan 2024
    • Vet Times Jobs

    From experiments in growing tapioca in rural India to meeting Sir Tom Blundell in Cambridge, Ajith Rekha discusses his career ambitions and shares his inspirations on how young people can prepare for success in a scientific career. 

  • Becoming a behaviourist – you can alter your career path

    • 1 Jan 2024
    • Sam Lympany-Tier

    Having moved from a zoological background training birds of prey to the role of education and development officer at Optivet Referrals, Sam Lympany-Tier explains how a change in professional direction can be achieved.

  • Don’t settle for second best in work

    • 12 Dec 2023
    • Steve Bailey

    Knowing your self worth – and the worth of your staff – is key to keeping a good team. Steve Bailey, partner at Space Coaching Services, explains more.

  • Plugging the skills gap in veterinary practice

    • 5 Dec 2023
    • Stephanie Malone

    As the sector’s renowned recruitment and retention crisis continues, Stephanie Malone, legal director at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, looks at some of the ongoing issues and suggests possible practical solutions.

  • Equine RVN

    Time for equine vet nurses to shine

    • 1 Dec 2023
    • David Rendle

    David Rendle, immediate past-president of BEVA, draws on the conclusions of surveys conducted by the association regarding the recruitment and retention of REVNs to explain what initiatives are being actioned to both celebrate and empower those in this veterinary nursing role.

  • Proving problems in workplaces

    • 28 Nov 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    Toxicity is a predicament many managers find themselves dealing with. Adam Bernstein discovers ways employers can take action – a tricky task without concrete proof.

  • Group aims to dispel farm vet myths

    • 28 Nov 2023
    • Vet Times Jobs

    With farm practices across the UK and Europe, VetPartners is aiming to build diverse, welcoming workplaces for colleagues from all backgrounds. Mia Ellis, from Westpoint Farm Vets in Chelmsford, shares her career journey, including how she broke the farm vet stereotype.

  • Strength to strength: from NHS and powerlifting to animal health boss

    • 21 Nov 2023
    • IVC Evidensia

    After 20 years in senior roles in human care, Julie Davis reaches new heights as she takes the plunge into veterinary work in a different kind of managerial job with IVC Evidensia.

  • Bully boss

    When the boss is a bully

    • 14 Nov 2023
    • Adam Bernstein

    Most readers can relate to working under a nightmare manager. Adam Bernstein navigates the ways in which employers can avoid workplaces turning toxic, and what to do when it goes too far.

  • Smartphone

    Managing employee posts on social media

    • 7 Nov 2023
    • Alexandra Farmer

    Alexandra Farmer, head of team and a solicitor at Worknest, explains when bosses should take action over a controversial remark.

  • Handshake

    New legislation plan for workers over predictable work schedules

    • 1 Nov 2023
    • James Tamm

    With a new legal act on the horizon for 2024, James Tamm, director of legal services at Worknest, explains how it will allow individuals to request a more stable working pattern.

  • Debbie Cully

    Five decades as a veterinary nurse

    • 1 Nov 2023
    • Vet Times Jobs

    As she reaches 50 years as a VN, Debbie Culley has a lot to reflect on as she discusses her experiences and what brought her to this point in her career.