May 2017

With finals imminent, student blogger Jordan Sinclair outlines the seven stages of "revision hell" and suddenly realises it's time to get her act together...

10 mins

Vet school is expensive. From impossibly small student loans and high rents to the financial drain of EMS, Bristol student Chloe Smith outlines the main outgoings and offers some ideas to help survive the course without becoming a pauper.

12 mins

Shona McIntyre explains the reasons behind her decision to join the RCVS' support network for recent graduates by becoming a PDP postgraduate dean.

8 mins

Bev Panto looks at how future vets are learning to handle and treat, with confidence, these pets rising in popularity.

18 mins

Jenny Moffett explores the impacts on resilience, mindset and mental well-being in veterinary students and graduates.

18 mins

Recalling the stress of transitioning from vet school into a veterinary career, BVA president Gudrun Ravetz explains how association membership was one of the main things that helped her to "find her place" in the profession.

6 mins

OSCEs strike fear into the hearts of many a student VN, but they don't need to. So, for those preparing to face these fears, RVN Jane Davidson offers up a strategy to help overcome exam nerves and plan for success.

11 mins

David Beeston shares his experience of BSAVA Congress 2017 and tips on how vet students can get the most out of the event.

16 mins

April 2017

With her final exams just around the corner, Jordan Sinclair ponders the looming reality of being thrust out into the world as a qualified veterinary surgeon.

8 mins

Vet Times’ sister publication VN Times has teamed up with the BVNA to offer one student veterinary nurse a bursary to help fund their qualification.

4 mins

The hardest part is getting into university? Wrong, says Jordan Sinclair, as she reflects on her early struggles at vet school and urges others to speak about their feelings with friends, family and peers.

15 mins

Fourth-year University of Cambridge student Rachel Hartley Young has spoken of the “invaluable” experience she gained during an EMS placement at The Mayhew Animal Home in London.

4 mins

With 12 weeks of preclinical and 26 weeks of clinical EMS under her belt, final year student Jordan Sinclair has picked up a few handy tips along the way. With this in mind, her latest post sees her offer some sage advice to students in their earlier years.

10 mins

March 2017

Jack Reece discusses the importance of student vets gaining job experience and how some colleges fail to prepare them.

18 mins

Student blogger Jordan Sinclair takes a more in-depth look at the recent suggestion vets are being paid to stitch up victims of knife attacks in order to avoid police involvement.

10 mins

David Beeston advises students on getting the most out of their final year and to set their own guidelines for good mental health.

27 mins

VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard speaks to an Antipodean veterinary nurse about her UK-based anaesthesia training.

18 mins

The naked calendar by final-year veterinary students at the University of Glasgow is no flash in the pan – as Jordan Sinclair reveals.

7 mins

February 2017

Final year student Jordan Sinclair reveals the highlights of her final two student congresses, from discussions on EMS funding to practical sessions on equine dentistry.

7 mins

January 2017

Student blogger Jordan Sinclair discovers a running theme across both clinical and anatomic pathology, while noting the importance of accurate record keeping.

6 mins