All Careers Advice

  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Regardless of who employs you or in what capacity, as an employee, you are entitled to statutory rights that are enshrined in UK law.
  • Working as an APHA vet can offer the opportunity to make a difference at not just a local, but national and, sometimes, international level.
  • APHA senior veterinary inspector Anne-Marie McDowall talks about her role and the path that led her to where she is now.
  • David Collins, the veterinary head of field delivery in the APHA’s England western area, talks about his role and the path that led him to where he is now.
  • A generic personal statement will not help your application stand out from the crowd. So what do you need to include for a successful application to veterinary school?
  • The people skills you need to manage and liaise with pet owners differ greatly to those you need to communicate with the owner of working animals.