Veterinary view

  • 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...
  • In the second part of her series on the interview process Jordan Sinclair looks at the sort of questions you may be asked when applying for a vet role in practice, and suggests some to consider asking potential employers.
  • Drawing on her own experiences, vet Jordan Sinclair begins the first of a four-part series discussing the interview process with tips to ensure you are as ready as you'll ever be on the day.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • Locum vet Ben Sweeney looks at the potentially fruitful offering a veterinary career can bring and encourages readers to embrace it.
  • Being unintentionally out of work isn’t fun. But, rather than panic or fall into depression, it’s important to put together a strategy to keep your finances in check, while giving you a plan to get back into work.
  • Unless you’re fortunate enough to be headhunted, it’s not easy to find a new job. You’ll need determination and some luck – and a good action plan to boost your campaign.
  • 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.
  • Decided against a career in practice? Here are five helpful pointers for those vets who intend to pursue a career working on research and producing scholarly papers and writings.
  • If you love animals and want to find a different way into the animal care industry, or are a vet or VN looking to change roles, this may be the perfect job for you.
  • Technology, pet ownership, social media, corporatisation, Brexit – what trends will dictate the availability of jobs, and the type of vacancies you'll be applying for?
  • 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.
  • Improved connectivity and the proliferation of internet-enabled smart devices mean pet owners are relying on online research and self-diagnosis more often. This, according to vets, is "more unhelpful than helpful".
  • While most clients are perfectly willing and able to do the best for their pet, there are some who could be doing more damage than good. Here we highlight the four most infuriating client types.
  • To shine in the veterinary field today, being tech-savvy makes good sense. This article explains why the skills required by a modern vet or VN should include a good grasp of technology.