Vet school teaches you a lot of important things in preparation for the job. But being an independent vet in the wide world can be tricky, so Ami Sawran is on hand to provide some helpful life hacks.9 mins
Many soon-to-graduate vets will already be on the lookout for a job, so Jordan Sinclair has advice on how practices can attract this valuable asset.
"Wildlife aren’t pets – they’re soldiers," argues Nick Marsh, stating that wildlife medicine – like most other areas of medicine – needs to be "brutally pragmatic".
Ami Sawran discusses why well-being is more than just another buzzword, and ways practices can make employees feel happier and more relaxed in the workplace. Spoiler: it’s not all about cake.
Jordan Sinclair weighs up the pros and cons of using out-of-hours providers, and whether they are a positive to the profession.13 mins
Nick Marsh describes a scenario likely experienced by most vets, of feeling you don’t belong in the position you’re in and being out of your depth.
Stuck on your own driving hours to jobs every day? Ami Sawran suggests a few ways to make the time fly by, from podcasts to audiobooks.
Jordan Sinclair ponders on the naming conventions people use for their pets and what the animals would think about their given names, if they really understood.
Nick Marsh highlights some of the issues vets face with the rise of crossbreeds – some of whom suffer in life – and why we should treat our "best friends" like they treat us.
Ami Sawran discusses what farm vets can do to battle the “fake news” and anti-agriculture propaganda that circles online – especially at this time of year.
While Christmas is usually a time for joy and family gatherings, Jordan Sinclair brings attention to the inevitable increase in euthanasias that often occur at the end of the year.14 mins
Nick Marsh asks those at home to spare a moment in between party games and binge-watching TV series’ to consider those brave souls in practice trying to help other people through a difficult Christmas.
Are you stuck on call like Ami Sawran this Christmas? Don't let it bring you down and follow her tips here so you don't miss out on mince pies and The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Jordan Sinclair hits back at a recent “one-sided” Watchdog piece on clients buying veterinary drugs online and what the programme missed out in its reporting.
Nick Marsh on how vets can find their own reward in their work, whether it's a grateful client or being kind to yourself and others.
After taking up a leadership course, Ami Sawran discovered the so-called "soft skills" are anything but to master, and might matter just as much as clinical management.
Being a new grad can be an lonely experience, especially if you have to move to a new location, but Jordan Sinclair conjures up a few ways to combat the isolation.18 mins
Nick Marsh explores the ethics behind the physician-patient relationship, and the various emotional and financial concerns that impact on the approach to "physician agency".
Saying no often feels like a hard thing to do; however, Ami Sawran suggests it shouldn't be about letting people down, but protecting your well-being, both physically and mentally.
Jordan Sinclair argues that dictating when vets, especially new grads, can take holidays is part of the profession's widespread recruitment and retention problem – and how important having time out is on your well-being.