Starting out

  • Make your veterinary career a success
    If you want to break into the veterinary profession, discover the qualifications you need, meet the people who’ve achieved success and learn more about the roles on offer in our ultimate guide to vet-related jobs...
  • Jordan Sinclair, in the final of her four-part series about stepping on to the career ladder, explains how to make contact with your potential new employer(s), apply for the job you want and secure your fate...
  • Jordan Sinclair looks at ways of ensuring the job application you submit to an employer has every chance of being looked at, standing apart from other candidates – and, most importantly – securing that all-important interview.
  • In her second article aimed at new or soon-to-be graduate vets, Jordan Sinclair looks at finding the perfect first job, and advises jobseekers not to settle for something that doesn’t tick all the “essential” boxes.
  • Having recently been in the position of having to find her first job while still at vet school, new grad vet Jordan Sinclair offers some advice from someone who has recently “been there, done that”.
  • If you have dreams of becoming a veterinary surgeon, it’s important you know which subjects to take and what grades you need to achieve in order to secure a place at university.
  • Seeking a career in veterinary science, but don’t fancy working as a veterinary surgeon? You might want to consider a more specialised role as a parasitologist.
  • While much of the UK's workforce celebrates Christmas with a week off work, volunteering for extra hours over the festive period could be particularly beneficial for student vets and VNs.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • A career in veterinary nursing can be incredibly rewarding, but a love of animals and the right qualification is not all you need – you’ll also need the right personal attributes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There a few dos and don’ts that veterinary graduates can put into action to help progress their job hunt. Read the Vet Times Jobs careers advice here.
  • Looking for a vet nurse job? But not quite sure what you want or where to start? Have a read of Vet Times Jobs’ advice on finding the perfect job for you.
  • Is veterinary nursing the ideal career for you? There are two routes to becoming a qualified vet nurse; work-based training and higher education. Which is right for you?
  • If you're at school and have decided a career in the veterinary profession is for you, are you fully aware of the steps this decision involves? No? Then we can help!