Veterinary Careers Advice

  • Veterinary interview fails: how not to do it
    Searching for a job can be a daunting task – and the interview stage is arguably the scariest part of the process. It's also where many people fall short...
  • Do you want to become a veterinary nurse, but are unsure about what skills and qualifications you will need to embark on this exciting career?
  • Having doubts about your chosen career? Whether you're about to commence training, halfway through your degree, or about to join the workforce, there are always options.
  • An infographic detailing exactly what it takes to be a vet.

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation will go live in May 2018. This means if your practice holds data, such as names and addresses of animal owners born in Europe, you need to be ready – or be prepared to face heavy fines.
  • Improved connectivity and the proliferation of internet-enabled smart devices mean pet owners are relying on online research and self-diagnosis more often. This, according to vets, is "more unhelpful than helpful".
  • While most clients are perfectly willing and able to do the best for their pet, there are some who could be doing more damage than good. Here we highlight the four most infuriating client types.
  • Whether you should be paid for your work experience will be determined by whether you are classed as a “worker” under the law. Are you?
  • More than 53% of UK-based vets are employed treating pets in a small animal setting, but there's a world of opportunities out there if you know where to look.
  • Skills are crucial, but empathy is equally vital. It helps you to connect with clients and their pets, so it is wise to allow this aspect of your personality to shine through during the interview process.
  • To shine in the veterinary field today, being tech-savvy makes good sense. This article explains why the skills required by a modern vet or VN should include a good grasp of technology.
  • Levels of depression, stress and anxiety are disproportionately high among veterinary professionals. Why is this and what is the profession doing to help those affected?
  • Ideally, a vet-client relationship is a harmonious one. From time to time, however, you may find your best proposed course of action is not accepted by an owner. Here are a few tips on how to handle such a scenario.
  • No matter what size or type of company you join, from 2018 onwards it is highly likely you will be eligible for automatic enrolment on to a company pension scheme. But what does that mean for you?
  • Not everyone loves children, but it’s important to realise that, depending on the type of vet you become, you will have to deal with the concept of kids as clients.
  • In an animal-loving country like the UK there is always scope for work within traditional veterinary sectors. But what about further afield – much further afield?
  • Whether you're a qualified vet looking to specialise, or veterinary student exploring your options, here is a brief overview of what is involved in becoming a zoo vet.
  • More than 53% of UK vets are employed treating pets, but there are several unusual places where vets are active in careers you might not have considered.
  • CVS Group has appointed Belinda Andrews-Jones to its newly created role of director of nursing. Dan Curtis of Pet Medic Recruitment speaks with her.
  • Whichever way you voted back in June, the EU referendum vote was a political earthquake, with implications across a range of sectors – including the veterinary profession.