November 2016

Jordan Sinclair looks back on a month volunteering with a veterinary charity in Morocco – from overcoming language barriers to ethical dilemmas and learning to think outside the box.

8 mins

Jordan Sinclair discusses how the definition of anorexia and other eating disorders changes dramatically when you look at the eating habits of the rushed-off-its-feet veterinary profession.

11 mins

October 2016

While on the farm rotation at university, Jordan's inexperience lead her to discuss when things go wrong and examine the "safety net" provided by the Veterinary Defence Society.

10 mins

September 2016

Having stewarded at BEVA congress, student blogger Jordan Sinclair offers a round-up of sessions looking at the future of equine practice – which included suggestions as diverse as an "Uber" for equine vets.

10 mins

Student blogger Jordan Sinclair took it upon herself to enter the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon for combined reasons of health, sanity and philanthropy.

7 mins

August 2016

Blogger Jordan Sinclair wonders if students should be allowed to choose which of their peers they're placed with during final year rotations.

6 mins

Recently, I have been engaged in a battle with my internet provider and – ignoring the fact I’ve been without the world wide web for a month – no one seems capable of doing anything about it.

8 mins

July 2016

The veterinary profession has an image problem, says Jordan Sinclair. Not because of anything anyone has done to bring it into disrepute, but because of unrealistic client expectations.

15 mins

Student blogger Jordan Sinclair attended the infamous Lancaster weekend and tells fellow students: "If you’ll be in final year next year, it’s an absolute must."

8 mins

June 2016

I’ve written before about omnicompetency, but the word is mostly used in the sense of vets being able to tackle the veterinary care of multiple species in the same day – certainly, the first thing to come to mind would not be a reindeer.

5 mins

On my latest EMS placement at an equine hospital, I’ve seen a number of surgeries – some done under general anaesthesia (GA) and others under standing sedation.

8 mins

May 2016

As regular readers of this blog may have noticed, I was a little apprehensive about starting my final year at veterinary school...

8 mins

Two years ago, I received an email to confirm an EMS placement at a certain well-known veterinary practice in the south of England.

7 mins

Having averaged four hours' sleep a night for a couple of weeks, I came out of fourth year exams alive... just. But now, the prospect of final year rotations beginning in five days' time is becoming very real.

6 mins

April 2016

The first of April brought with it the usual abundance of amusing online articles, tweets and blogs, only claiming credibility until midday – and the veterinary community was no exception.

9 mins

March 2016

Easter brings not only the endorphin rush associated with an abundance of chocolate eggs, but also the picturesque seasonal backdrop of spring lambs merrily bouncing about. If only the reality was so idyllic...

7 mins

With the scrapping of the ‪maintenance grant‬ set to adversely affect the finances of UK students, blogger Jordan ponders the possibility of an ‪‎EMS‬ loan for ‪veterinary‬ students.

7 mins

Delegates who participated in the farm stream at the 2016 Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) … more

9 mins

February 2016

At the end of January I travelled down to Nottingham for the third annual Student … more

7 mins

January 2016

One of our cats – Doogle, a home-loving feline who rarely sets foot outside the … more

7 mins