All Careers Advice

  • If you're not making it to the interview stage when applying for veterinary roles, there's a high chance your CV is the issue. But what are you doing wrong?
  • Decided against a career in practice? Here are five helpful pointers for those vets who intend to pursue a career working on research and producing scholarly papers and writings.
  • If you love animals and want to find a different way into the animal care industry, or are a vet or VN looking to change roles, this may be the perfect job for you.
  • Technology, pet ownership, social media, corporatisation, Brexit – what trends will dictate the availability of jobs, and the type of vacancies you'll be applying for?
  • If you're not using LinkedIn, you could be missing out on a wealth of opportunities to help enhance your veterinary career. Here we offer 5 reasons why you should sign up today.
  • Presenting your prospective employer with the right impression through the clever use of body language could make the difference between a new career and rejection.
  • 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?