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  • Figure 1. Esme (right) is under the wing of an ins

    Face, space, hands (on)

    • 19 Apr 2021
    • Esme Perry

    Esme Perry is an 18-year-old gap year student from Knutsford due to start studying veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Nottingham in the autumn of 2021. Here, she shares the many encounters and experiences – including her current placement at Cheshire Cardiology – that have led her to pursue a career with animals.

  • Positive Impact

    Making a positive impact in a new role

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • Sarah Pallett

    Starting a new job can be tough, but it also offers the perfect opportunity to change your behaviours and set yourself new goals, while positioning yourself as someone of value within the team.

  • smile

    Well-being at work: tips for keeping stress at bay

    • 23 Jul 2019

    In a profession that comes with more than its fair share of stress, it’s important you take time out to care for your own mental well-being. Here, we present a handful of tips and tricks to help keep stress at bay.

  • Veterinary nurses

    What personal attributes do you need to be a veterinary nurse?

    • 8 May 2019
    • vet times jobs

    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.

  • girl on phone

    Following up on your vet job application

    • 22 Mar 2018
    • Jordan Sinclair

    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...

  • Apply button

    Applying for your first vet job

    • 15 Mar 2018
    • Jordan Sinclair

    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.

  • question mark

    What type of vet job do you want?

    • 1 Mar 2018
    • Jordan Sinclair

    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.

  • graduate

    Finding your first vet job after graduation

    • 1 Mar 2018
    • Jordan Sinclair

    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”.

  • exam

    Qualifications needed to become a vet

    • 25 Jan 2018
    • vet times jobs

    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.

  • Magnified parasite

    Three potential career paths for parasitologists

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • vet times jobs

    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.

  • Santa Claws

    Managing your Christmas workload as a trainee vet or SVN

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • vet times jobs

    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.

  • Becoming a vet nurse – training and skills

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • vet times jobs

    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?

  • Confused about your career?

    Is being a vet definitely for me?

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • vet times jobs

    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.

  • Girl with money

    Should I be paid for work experience?

    • 13 Jun 2017
    • vet times jobs

    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?

  • Personal statement

    Writing a personal statement for vet school

    • 8 Nov 2016
    • vet times jobs

    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?

  • People skills

    Do you have the people skills to work with animals?

    • 10 Oct 2016
    • vet times jobs

    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.

  • Facts from the myths

    Common misconceptions about vet careers

    • 3 May 2016
    • vet times jobs

    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.

  • Graduates

    Job hunting as a veterinary graduate: the dos and don’ts

    • 4 Aug 2015
    • Vet Times Jobs

    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.

  • Vet Nurse

    How to find the veterinary nurse job that’s right for you

    • 5 Jun 2015
    • Vet Times Jobs

    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.

  • RVN

    How to train as a veterinary nurse

    • 11 May 2015
    • Vet Times Jobs

    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?