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  • Hiking

    Taking leave of yourself

    • 10 May 2018
    • Adam Bernstein

    A well-thought-out sabbatical can be a boon for all. The key to making the request is making it reasonable – so how do you persuade your employer to let you take a career break?

  • Time management

    • 5 Apr 2018
    • Adam Bernstein

    Too much to do, too little time? Anyone working in a veterinary practice will know the feeling. Here we offer 15 tips to help manage your time and work more effectively.

  • Graduation

    Recent graduates: financial drain or great investment?

    • 5 Jan 2016
    • Caroline Bäck

    Taking on any new staff member can be a process fraught with problems, but recruiting new veterinary graduates often presents its own set of unique challenges.

  • Change your mindset

    If you can’t change your mind then you can’t change anything

    • 21 Oct 2015

    Occupational psychologist Helen Frewin shares some tips on achieving your goals when taking on a new job role and influencing the people who count.

  • The Boss

    Managing the dynamics of power

    • 29 Sep 2015
    • Vet Times Jobs

    Being promoted from the ranks of a business can seem like a dream come true. But managing a team of former peers often presents some unique challenges.

  • Jewish symbols

    It’s all a question of ethics

    • 11 May 2015
    • Vet Times Jobs

    Vets can face countless conflicting demands in the course of carrying out their daily duties, but what happens when religious beliefs impact on your ability to do the job too?

  • Rhod Gilbert and a stuffed cat

    Does work experience really work?

    • 24 Feb 2015

    Work experience comes in many forms, but which option might work best for your practice and what do you need to consider before taking the plunge?

  • New vets

    My first job – hopes and expectations

    • 23 Feb 2015

    They are key to the future of the profession, but what are the next generation of veterinary surgeons looking for from their first job?

  • Coat of Arms of the British Government (version)

    Work as a Government vet

    • 30 Jan 2015

    Whether it’s front line disease research or helping frame Government policy, a veterinary degree can go a long way in the public sector.

  • Gudrun Ravetz with husband Luke and baby Leo

    Getting the work-life balance right

    • 8 Jan 2015

    2013 SPVS president Gudrun Ravetz discusses how to strike the right balance between a successful veterinary career and a happy family life.

  • Pinocchio

    What do I tell potential employers?

    • 23 Oct 2014

    Blatant lies on a résumé may not have stopped previous winners of The Apprentice, but what should candidates put in a CV or say at an interview, and what can go wrong?

  • Has your veterinary career reached a crossroad

    There's nothing you can't do as a vet

    • 16 Oct 2014
    • James Westgate

    Most graduate vets leave university expecting to spend the rest of their career working in practice, but what happens if things change? Thankfully, there are many other applications for a veterinary degree, as VBJ discovered when we caught up with Merial’s Callum Blair.