June 2020

While preparing to change roles himself, David Charles offers a handful of tips designed to make life easier for graduates transitioning from university to working life, or those swapping jobs for the first time.

24 mins

Reflecting on the past few months, Eleanor Goad says that if it has taught us anything, it is you shouldn't feel guilty about taking the chance to stop, smell the roses, and enjoy yourself for a little while – as it could help you and your working life in the long term.

9 mins

EMS is an essential part of veterinary learning, but, as vet student Eleanor Goad points out, coronavirus has led to a lack of this essential source of preclinical and clinical experience for many students.

15 mins

While lockdown has seen many elements of life come to a standstill, UK vet students are still studying and revising. As such, blogger Eleanor Goad offers some tips for optimising the “home learning” experience.

15 mins

May 2020

The first job in practice can present various challenges and levels of change. But, as David Charles explains, you are not alone in tackling them – so use your networks of family, friends, peers and colleagues; and plan some “great escapes”.

24 mins

Without even knowing it, pets are helping us through some potentially isolating and scary times. Eleanor Goad explains why we need to return that kindness…

13 mins

April 2020

While she loves the profession's normal-world community feel, an exhausted Jordan Sinclair confesses keeping the plates spinning in a relentless COVID-19 veterinary workplace is leaving her resentful, drained, guilty and angry…

21 mins

While she waits for somebody to switch the world back on again, student Eleanor Goad offers her thoughts on beating the lockdown blues and remaining positive in these exceptional times.

12 mins

March 2020

Riddled with guilt for condemning childhood pal Flopsy to a life of loneliness, Eleanor Goad realises that, when it comes to understanding certain pets, we still have a long way to go.

11 mins

Vet student Eleanor Goad argues it’s important to fight the natural instinct that comes with being a vet, and to recognise that just because something can go wrong, doesn’t mean it will.

8 mins

February 2020

Although she hopes to enjoy every minute of life in practice, Eleanor Goad isn‘t scared of cutting the ties and taking her skills in a new direction if aspirations aren‘t fulfilled. 

9 mins

As friends approach completion of their courses and contemplate their next steps, vet student Eleanor Goad shares her thoughts on keeping focus, despite sometimes feeling like a campus pensioner.

9 mins

January 2020

Recent graduate and mixed practice vet David Charles offers advice for students who are thinking of following the same route into the profession.

17 mins

“Although around 70% of vet graduates are female, the number of practising female vets is more like 50%” – Eleanor Goad considers the gender imbalance in the profession and why it may exist.

11 mins

Eleanor Goad discusses how, though taking time out from exam prep is a godsend, camaraderie among fellow students who understand what you are going through makes all the difference.

7 mins

December 2019

Christmas and the buzzing activity it brings with it is almost here, Eleanor Goad advises on how we can make the holiday easier for our pets.

10 mins

Healthy body, healthy mind, so the saying goes. Eleanor Goad reiterates how staying on top of your workload during the lead-up to exams can do wonders for performance now and in your future career.

14 mins

November 2019

Eleanor Goad explains why she jumped at the prospect of intercalation – the period when students in Bristol take a year away from their studies to pursue something related to their course.

10 mins

As a seasoned vet student, Eleanor Goad knows all about these exams and how nerve-wracking they can be for first-years; here, she offers some sage advice to see you through.

9 mins

October 2019

As a first-time uni-goer, it can be tempting to throw yourself headfirst into every experience on offer. However, third-year vet student Eleanor Goad advises caution and to take it “a step at a time”.

9 mins