Veterinary Careers Advice

  • It takes two to tango
    Jane Davidson encourages potential employers to be honest and make the advertisement an accurate picture of the vet nurse role you are offering to recruit the right person.
  • The days of advertising for a “qualified or experienced nurse” are over – so what can you do to ensure you attract the right vet nurse to your job ad? Jane Davidson offers some advice.
  • Author Dave Nicol takes a light-hearted look at reviewing CVs and offers recruiters a handful of tips to whittle down the numbers and sort the wheat from the chaff.
  • Author Dave Nicol looks at the five biggest mistakes people make when recruiting vets, nurses and reception staff into their veterinary practice.
  • If you’re planning to write a job advert, RVN Jane Davidson offers a few words of wisdom on what NOT to write – including a couple of things that could put potential employees off completely.
  • This article sees the author highlight a number of laws you should know about if you're taking on a job within the veterinary profession.
  • As an employer, you need to be well-prepared to deal with inappropriate use of social media by employees. As with many things, the best approach is to take action before the problem arises.
  • Having a unified and happy workforce is critical to success. So why is it some practices and managers seem hell bent on treating staff so poorly?
  • Pressure can motivate us to perform at our best. However, too much pressure can result in feelings of being unable to cope, leaving us liable to suffer from stress in the workplace.
  • Flexible working is on the rise. Traditionally associated with the needs of parents and carers, organisations are increasingly recognising the business benefits of this form of working.
  • Hiring staff is never easy. In this article, the author offers a series of tips to help you find the right person for the job, from defining the role to interviewing candidates.
  • In the final part of her series on the interview process Jordan Sinclair warns not to rush in and accept the first job offered to you, but to take a little time to weigh up your options.
  • The third part of Jordan Sinclair’s series on the interview process sees her tackle the tricky subject of salary packages. In this article she highlights the numerous things to consider when negotiating remuneration with your potential employer.
  • In the second part of her series on the interview process Jordan Sinclair looks at the sort of questions you may be asked when applying for a vet role in practice, and suggests some to consider asking potential employers.
  • Drawing on her own experiences, vet Jordan Sinclair begins the first of a four-part series discussing the interview process with tips to ensure you are as ready as you'll ever be on the day.
  • Being a veterinary nurse is a super power on it's own but if you were a super hero, what power would you have?
  • A well-thought-out sabbatical can be a boon for all. The key to making the request is making it reasonable – so how do you persuade your employer to let you take a career break?
  • Are you a busy veterinary nurse? Are you often completely rushed off your feet? If so, then take our fun quiz to find out how you should spend your day off.
  • Cool as a cucumber or busy as a bee? Take our short quiz to find out exactly what kind of veterinary nurse you are.
  • Lots of myths about veterinary careers exist, which may have a bearing on your decision to study this field at university. In this article, we address three of the most common misconceptions.