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  • Tackling ‘lonely boss syndrome’ – when employers should reach out

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Justin Powlesland

    Justin Powlesland, director at JHP Recruitment, explains how the stresses and strains of the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to look at his own mental health, and why other bosses could benefit from this, too.

  • Handling the ‘big quit’ – how small practices can play to their strengths

    • 6 May 2022
    • Adam Bernstein

    As the veterinary profession faces a labour shortage, Adam Bernstein invites businesses to consider how they can find, hire and retain the candidate they want in a highly competitive market.

  • IVC

    Practice group’s bid to boost representation

    • 28 Mar 2022
    • IVC Evidensia

    IVC Evidensia has announced a new scholarship scheme for undergraduates from ethnic minority backgrounds.

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    The rise of locuming: it’s a contractual issue

    • 8 Jun 2021
    • Simon Toye

    Freelance writer Simon Toye, who is married to a vet practising in the east midlands, shares his belief that veterinary professionals are turning to locum work due to issues with the terms of many roles, with those in the industry seeing it as a method of being able to work when they can, not when an employer dictates…

  • Branch partner Josh

    SPONSORED: Understanding the value of Branch Partnership

    • 13 Apr 2021
    • Medivet

    Do you dream of owning your own practice? Discover the personal, professional and financial value that becoming a Branch Partner with Medivet can add to your life and career.

  • John Williams, Vets Now.

    My year as a front-line vet

    • 2 Mar 2021
    • John Williams

    RCVS specialist in small animal surgery (soft tissue) John Williams MA, VetMB, DipECVS, CertVR, LLB, FRCVS, shares his experiences of swapping referral work with emergency cases amid a global pandemic.

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    Mentoring and constant personal growth – making the most of you

    • 23 Feb 2021
    • Steve Bailey

    Following the introduction of the RCVS Veterinary Graduate Development Programme, Steve Bailey discusses the importance of appreciating mentoring as a skill and discipline, and shares some guiding principles to make it effective.

  • Medivet

    SPONSORED: Creating a platform for veterinary nurse voices

    • 3 Feb 2021
    • Medivet

    Medivet shows its ongoing commitment to supporting and valuing its nurses with the launch of its Valuing Veterinary Nurses Committee.

  • SPONSORED: Why our team’s health and well-being is always a priority at Medivet

    • 18 Jan 2021
    • Cat Hambleton-Gray

    In this article, sponsored by Medivet, Cat Hambleton-Gray, head of operational HR, looks at the efforts the company goes to to ensure the health and well-being of its staff members.

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    Defensive medicine – a symptom of fear

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • Sarah Keir

    In the first of a two-part article, Sarah Keir BVMS, PGCert, SAM, MRCVS, uncovers some of the causes of the underlying unease that can lead to overcautious actions being taken in the veterinary profession.

  • Coping with redundancy in veterinary profession

    • 3 Nov 2020
    • Sarah Keir

    Vet Sarah Keir shares her experience of being made redundant and what she learned about her personal process in the hope it can help those going through similar circumstances.

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    Why are vets turning to locuming?

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • Sarah Keir

    Sarah Keir, BVMS, PGCert, SAM, MRCVS, discusses the seismic shift in veterinary employment that has seen more vets turning to locum work.

  • First aid for the mind

    • 21 Jan 2020

    Freelance writer Simon Toye discusses the impact mental health has on UK businesses – including veterinary – and encourages employees to help colleagues by being open, honest and willing to talk.

  • Margot Hunter

    Conquering cancer and reclaiming my veterinary career

    • 9 Sep 2019
    • Margot Hunter

    Dunedin Veterinary Centres clinical director Margot Hunter overcame the biggest battle of her life after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, she would like to provide hope and inspiration to others...

  • Public Health

    Going into public health as a veterinarian

    • 22 Aug 2019
    • Vet Times Jobs

    “Public health” is not something one typically connects with veterinary work. So, if you’re not sure what the job of a public health veterinarian entails, this is the article for you.

  • Kay Ritchie

    From veterinary nurse to expert recruitment consultant

    • 31 Jul 2019
    • Noble Futures

    RVN Kay Ritchie shares her reasons for wanting to be a vet nurse, explains why she changed to a new career path and offers advice for others wanting to explore new opportunities.

  • Veterinary nurse cleaning dog's wound

    What soft skills do employers look for in a veterinary nurse?

    • 2 Jul 2019
    • Vet Times Jobs

    Veterinary nurses need a specific set of soft skills – but what soft skills are the employer looking for? Find out in Vet Times Jobs’ career advice.

  • Business woman

    Vet career check: moving from practice to a commercial role

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • Noble Futures

    Swapping your consult comfort zone for the corporate sphere can be a daunting prospect for some vets. To help soften the blow, Tony Noble of Noble Futures recruitment consultancy shares his tips for a smooth, successful transition.

  • Working part-time in veterinary practice after children

    • 30 May 2019
    • Cat Henstridge BVSc MRCVS

    It can be a challenge to juggle a job like ours with family commitments, and for some it can be difficult to find suitable positions at all.

  • Street at night

    Emergency and Critical Care: should you make the move to out-of-hours?

    • 30 May 2019
    • Vets Now

    Ever wondered if a move to out-of-hours veterinary work would be right for you? If so, we have the inside scoop on what it’s like to work the night shift.