July 2017

They are a mandatory and essential part of veterinary education – and new graduate Jordan Sinclair offers some advice to ensure you get the most out of them.

23 mins

As her time at university draws to an end, a visit to her old school sees Jordan reflect on the beginning of her vet school story – specifically how and why she chose to study at Glasgow.

11 mins

Lucy Irvine, co-president of the University of Glasgow Veterinary Medical Association, takes a student perspective on mental health and well-being in in the veterinary profession, and coping with pressure.

17 mins

June 2017

Jordan Sinclair wonders how financial discrimination based on gender can still be a problem in the 21st century, particularly in a profession that has become predominantly female.

9 mins

Veterinary courses can now be considered as “long course” degrees in England, therefore increasing the loan available to students.

6 mins

Mark Colton discusses how practice teams can work together to drive dental initiatives, the form they should take and the impact they can have on the bottom line.

16 mins

Although only a small proportion of students typically choose to intercalate, it offers a fantastic opportunity and one that should be considered by more vet students, says Hannah Shotness.

15 mins

Graduate-in-waiting Jordan Sinclair asks why, despite the proportion of graduates entering the profession being 80% female, the public still seems to expect farm or mixed vets to be male.

6 mins

RVN Jane Davidson dissects some of the myths that surround the dreaded multiple choice question exams (MCQs), which are commonly used for veterinary nurse exams.

11 mins

The RCVS and BSAVA are working together to conduct a research project to evaluate the impact of the professional development phase on veterinary graduates.

5 mins

Fresh out of vet school, Jordan Sinclair questions why such a big emphasis is put on fees incurred during degrees rather than the real challenge – staying afloat.

10 mins

May 2017

Lucy Irvine and Erin Thompson provide an insight into an encouraging campaign run by University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine students.

21 mins

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