November 2017

New grad Jordan Sinclair shares her thoughts on social networking from both a personal and professional perspective, and suggests her peers avoid viewing the world through Facebook-coloured spectacles.

15 mins

The University of Liverpool’s first BSAVA Student Conference will feature 30 speakers across two days, with sessions designed to enhance day one clinical skills.

6 mins

A book hailed “the most popular veterinary reference guide in the southern hemisphere” has rapidly become a student favourite in the UK since its European launch in 2016.

13 mins

Liverpool student Louisa Price promotes the benefits of studying in a different country and explores why so few of her veterinary peers take up the opportunity.

22 mins

Our Grad Expectations columnist Dave Beeston runs the rule over his first day as a veterinarian.

26 mins

October 2017

Pumpkin carving may have provided the perfect diversion to being on call this weekend, but Jordan Sinclair is looking for inspiration on enjoying her free time while waiting for the telephone to ring…

13 mins

Having now become a “real vet”, Jordan Sinclair discusses the unpredictable and daunting aspect of pet temperament that graduates are presented with in practice.

8 mins

In his second Grad Expectations, David Beeston discusses the limbo between finals and starting a job.

18 mins

Bristol student Chloe Smith recounts the stressful Groundhog day-style nature of EMS and asks those providing placements to remember they were once veterinary students too.

8 mins

David Beeston presents the first in the series of his Grad Expectations columns, with advice for students in the final stages of veterinary school.

32 mins

September 2017

With dog microchipping now compulsory in the UK, recent graduate Jordan Sinclair finds it surprising many cat owners don't bother – particularly given the feline tendency to wander off.

7 mins

Final year student Vicki Troman explains how she managed to achieve her lifelong dream of studying veterinary medicine despite taking the “wrong subjects” at A-level.

9 mins

Ethical issues around euthanasia and welfare concerns associated with breeding animals for physical traits will be discussed by speakers, including TV vet Emma Goodman Milne.

3 mins

Six weeks in to her first job since qualifying as a veterinary surgeon, feelings of imposter syndrome are beginning to knock Jordan Sinclair's confidence.

10 mins

Worried she may be slipping into using too much “vet speak” already, new graduate Jordan Sinclair discusses how language is used in the veterinary profession, both among staff and with clients.

10 mins

August 2017

David Beeston muses about why this is considered a taboo subject and what veterinary students can do to overcome stress.

25 mins

Vet Dan Makin reports from 2017’s Pride in London march and the wider activities of the British Veterinary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.

26 mins

First year Ella Keeling discusses the similarities and differences encountered when making the leap between life as a sixth form pupil and that of a university student.

11 mins

Graduation has been and gone – Jordan Sinclair is now on the RCVS register, ready and raring to go. So why is she feeling on edge?

12 mins

Veterinary student Louise Samuel-Napier recounts the challenging situation she faced alone, tending to a pregnant ewe in trouble, and how it made her realise failures are not necessarily in vain.

13 mins