July 2020

Cat owner and vet Jordan Sinclair offers some advice on keeping our feline friends happy despite us invading their space and interrupting their routines while on furlough or during lockdown.

14 mins

What makes a good mentor? Gerardo Poli explains by recalling the support he received when he carried out this procedure for the first time.

6 mins

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

Continuing our guided tour through the microscope lens, clinical pathology resident Nick Marsh introduces us to a beautiful but “slightly unhinged” specialist member of the immune system squad.

13 mins

Having discussed two impostor personas in his previous tip, Gerardo Poli focuses on another three examples – and offers some simple solutions to combat this phenomenon for good.

10 mins

In her latest diary entry, Nat Scroggie discusses some of the coronavirus’ lexicon, including the pandemic phrases “coronacoaster” and “furlough shaming”.

14 mins

In her latest diary, Nat Scroggie recounts all the things she enjoyed in her first full week back in full-time practice.

13 mins

After a short period of petlessness, Jane begins her menagerie anew with the introduction of her first “normal” pet, named after a controversial figure from the veterinary profession’s dim and distant past.

6 mins

Juggling three roles was already tough for Nick Marsh, as for many of us during the lockdown. But the sudden news about the fate of an impending exam has hit him particularly hard…

12 mins

Gerardo Poli discusses a phenomenon experienced by many people and offers advice on how to manage it, using two example personas.

13 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

Nat Scroggie looks at changes in the new normal of veterinary practice in her latest Vet Times diary.

13 mins

As she approaches the end of her first year on council, Jane Davidson reflects on what she’s learned about the RCVS decision-making process in that time – and how it’s benefiting her ongoing PhD studies.

9 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

Nat Scroggie muses on whether there are instances when virtual actually trumps real life.

12 mins

May 2020

Coronavirus has led to many changes in veterinary practice – not least of all a procedure that COVID-19 has turned from something requiring compassion and warmth to a coldly clinical act performed from a distance.

13 mins

Having previously discussed his top tips for dealing with client complaints, Hubert Hiemstra shares the techniques that form his makeshift “mental armour” against those who set out to attack, insult and hurt.

10 mins

In her latest COVID Diary, Nat Scroggie discusses the different facets of veterinary life that have shaped her and changed her life.

13 mins

In her latest diary, Nat Scoggie explains how what she knows about triage has stood her in good stead in other aspects of lockdown life.

10 mins