September 2020

Landing a coveted place at one of the UK's veterinary schools is tough at the best of times, but 2020 has proved particularly difficult – especially for those with the wrong postcode. Jordan Sinclair look at the options open to those who failed to earn a place this time round.

11 mins

Nick Marsh explains the difficulties he experienced as a working parent also attempting to educate his children during lockdown – and his feelings of relief at their eventual return to school.

20 mins

In her latest piece, Nat Scroggie recalls some valuable words from then-RCVS president (and former Vet Times columnist) Bradley Viner that still ring true…

9 mins

Having shone a light on the challenges faced by this year’s new grad vets, Jordan shifts her focus to students struggling to find EMS placements and how the profession can still help, despite COVID-19.

13 mins

In her latest COVID Diary, Nat Scroggie ponders whether the pandemic gave many the chance to assess their work.

9 mins

In her latest COVID diary, Nat Scroggie discusses the wedding day 2020 that wasn't.

9 mins

August 2020

Nat Scroggie takes another of her weekly looks at life in the new normal in this COVID Diary.

8 mins

Nat Scroggie explains how taking time out to indulge in a spot of butterfly counting mindfulness opened her eyes to the importance of nature.

9 mins

Thinking back to her own time as a new graduate, Jordan Sinclair offers some thoughts and advice to those going through the trauma of finding or starting their first job in the “new normal”.

13 mins

Nat Scroggie describes the difficulties in being able to read people when wearing masks, and how to perfect your “smize” to get around the problem.

13 mins

Jordan discusses the sinking feeling she encounters whenever a client asks: “What would you do if he was yours?” – and explains why, as a vet, she is unlikely to find herself in similar circumstances.

13 mins

July 2020

In her latest diary, Nat Scroggie advocates now is the perfect time to consider helping veterinary charities.

12 mins

Been struggling with sleep during lockdown? You're not alone, says Nat Scroggie, who offers some advice in her latest COVID diary.

14 mins

In her latest column, Nat Scroggie reflects on her joy at starting running again – following a little external motivation.

11 mins

Raising her head above water for just a minute, Jordan is horrified to learn that MPs have voted to allow lower-welfare produce to enter the UK, and explains exactly what that means for the public.

9 mins

In the first of a new blog series from members of the British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society (BVEDS), Alistair Wilson considers a book from the BVEDS reading list, which comes highly recommended for anyone keen to broaden their understanding of racism and racial bias.

12 mins

In her latest diary, Nat Scroggie wonders whether more small animal veterinary work couldn’t be transferred outside in the new normal.

11 mins

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

June 2020

Nat Scroggie looks into the concept of "you will be happy when…" – and why you may feel on a constant treadmill.

10 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