All Careers Advice

  • 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.
  • Do you prefer your animals cute and cuddly or big and bold? The kind of vet you become will depend on the kind of animals you feel most comfortable around.
  • It takes years of study to become a vet. On qualifying, the road ahead may seem considerably less problematic, but on a daily basis, the life of a vet is challenging to say the least.
  • If you are studying to become a veterinary surgeon or nurse, it's important you learn to handle animals properly. These tips will help you do your job without risk of injury.
  • Got all your qualifications? Bagged yourself a job in a top surgery? Think you're ready to handle anything? First, check out these unusual cases that vets have had to deal with.
  • Potential employers won’t just look at the things that make you suitable for your chosen role, they may also look for things that would make you unsuitable.
  • So you want to work with horses, do you? Well, there are some cold hard facts you may want to consider that could change your mind...
  • A Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) opens a huge number of doors, a number of which are often overlooked, but are potentially as satisfying and rewarding as "traditional" veterinary jobs.
  • If you have a passion for horse racing, a job as a veterinary officer will surely appeal, but you may also need to pencil this in as a long-term career goal.
  • What did you do today to improve your professional practice? It’s a pertinent question; CPD is an obligation and a key part of polishing your capability, competence and CV.
  • For recent graduates not looking to go into private practice, The Royal Army Veterinary Corps (RAVC) may be an option worth considering.
  • Here are 5 things you should keep in mind when writing your CV, with a link to a handy template to get you started!
  • The benefits of entering the veterinary profession are well documented and understood, but no profession is without its drawbacks – and being a vet is no exception.
  • The challenges of handling a distressed owner may be obvious, but fewer would-be veterinary professionals anticipate another difficult scenario that is becoming all too common.
  • If you're hoping to work in the veterinary profession, it's important you have the correct information about training and careers at your fingertips.
  • Qualifying to be a vet is a huge achievement in itself, but it also opens a lot of doors as far as potential careers go. Here we outline three possible options.
  • In the second part of her report from ZSL London Zoo, reporter Holly Kernot tours the veterinary hospital and visits the quarantine unit designed by RVN Matthew Rendle.
  • Fancy a change of scenery? If you are a vet or an RVN, you're in a relatively privileged position and can travel the length and breadth of the UK without having to put down roots.