Veterinary Careers Advice

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  • SPONSORED: Partnership from start to finish

    • 22 Sep 2021
    • Medivet

    Medivet’s novel route into practice ownership is accessible to vets at every stage of their career.

  • A ‘day’ in the life of an OOH small animal vet

    • 1 Jul 2022
    • Emma Simpson

    Emergency and critical care is unpredictable and can be exhausting, but for many it is also a rewarding area of veterinary practice. Among those is Emma Simpson VetMB, MRCVS, who, in this article, describes a typical shift in her department and considers how the “out-of-hours vet service” ensures the profession meets the requirement of providing 24-hour care while supporting the welfare of colleagues in the day team…

  • Tackling ‘lonely boss syndrome’ – when employers should reach out

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Justin Powlesland

    Justin Powlesland, director at JHP Recruitment, explains how the stresses and strains of the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to look at his own mental health, and why other bosses could benefit from this, too.

  • Four-day weeks – a trial for some?

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Kate Watson

    Kate Watson, an employment lawyer and senior associate at VWV LLP, calls on employers to think carefully about responsibilities to their staff in the face of potential changes to the way they work.

  • Stacy Brook, nurse manager at London Road Veterina

    Celebrating and supporting nurses

    • 19 May 2022
    • IVC Evidensia

    To mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, IVC Evidensia shares the success of its Nurse Academy as it heads into its busiest year yet, as well as some success stories from RVNs within the group.

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    Bullying and harassment at work

    • 11 May 2022
    • Mark Stevens

    Mark Stevens, senior associate at VWV LLP, details the difference between the two, and the employer’s responsibility to employees in preventing and managing these cases.

  • Day in the life – the global health role played by product export vets

    • 11 May 2022
    • Elizabeth Robinson

    Shedding light on one of the profession’s lesser known roles, Elizabeth Robinson explains what her job as a product export vet entails, including her responsibility in helping keep the UK’s supply chain moving.

  • Handling the ‘big quit’ – how small practices can play to their strengths

    • 6 May 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    As the veterinary profession faces a labour shortage, Adam Bernstein invites businesses to consider how they can find, hire and retain the candidate they want in a highly competitive market.

  • Graduates securing their places for CVS summer camp 2022

    • 6 May 2022
    • Mark Waining

    The group is planning its second New Graduate Summer Camp to give new vets a flying start. Head of clinical education MARK WAINING explains what the initiative is all about.

  • Sara Perez

    Flying high in the poultry sector – how vet Sara found her calling

    • 14 Apr 2022
    • Sara Perez

    Vet Sara Perez, poultry director at Poultry Health Services in York, was described as an “outstanding vet and role model” after winning the Leadership Award at the VetPartners annual awards ceremony. She is now hoping to encourage other vets to consider a career in the sector.

  • IVC

    Practice group’s bid to boost representation

    • 28 Mar 2022
    • IVC Evidensia

    IVC Evidensia has announced a new scholarship scheme for undergraduates from ethnic minority backgrounds.

  • Government consultation on flexible working

    • 1 Mar 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses a paper that sought views on this ever-emerging concept, including the potential impact on employers and risk of discrimination.

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    Salary conundrum: pros and cons of pay within job advertisements

    • 23 Feb 2022

    In a thought-provoking article, SIMON TOYE explores all sides of the debate about whether job adverts should include salary bands.

  • Applications open for academy aiming to give graduates best start

    • 23 Feb 2022

    Since 2015, the IVC Evidensia Graduate Academy has helped dozens of new vets embarking in the profession – and may never have been more needed.

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    VMD work placement fills gap in knowledge about vet medicines

    • 22 Feb 2022

    Vet student BETH KRAINES outlines how she jumped at the chance to find out more about the drugs she’ll soon be prescribing.

  • Ethnic diversity scholarship opens door for minority background VNs

    • 8 Feb 2022
    • Bill Gibb

    As Vets Now welcomes its first ethnic diversity nursing scholars, journalist Bill Gibb speaks with SVN Venus Tamjidi – one of the first three scholars on the scheme – about her experiences.

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    Can veterinary employers rely on a compulsory retirement policy?

    • 8 Feb 2022
    • Bob Fahy

    Employers used to be able to force workers to retire at 65, but not since 2011 – and workers can now generally carry on past that age, as BOB FAHY explains.

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    How to prevent your staff from leaving

    • 1 Feb 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    With a combination of factors, the UK as a whole – as well as the country’s veterinary profession – is suffering a shortage of workers. ADAM BERNSTEIN discusses improving retention.

  • Teaching at Thrums Vets in Kirriemuir. It’s a whol

    Post-pandemic – now is the time to add a new skill for your whole team

    • 19 Jan 2022
    • Becky Keeble

    BECKY KEEBLE BVM&S, MRCVS, uses laparoscopy as an example of how introducing a new service with live in-house training can motivate and inspire team members, and prepare practices for a brighter future…

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    Firing and rehiring staff: is it right?

    • 11 Jan 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    ADAM BERNSTEIN explores the use of a process that is coming under increasing scrutiny, as well as Government guidance on its use and advice for employers considering this approach…