“The programme has given me a good foundation to start my career in small animal practice” – Zoe Hood of Shires Veterinary Practice in Staffordshire.5 mins
“I hope this event and these awards helped everyone to focus on and celebrate positive experiences, and areas of growth and achievements – especially during this particularly challenging time” – Emily Bridges of Vets4Pets.
Eleanor Goad reflects on a black Lab called Zilla, a dog who wove herself into her early veterinary evolution and whose passing hit harder than expected.9 mins
In his latest Practice makes Perfect, Dave Beeston reflects on intern life and how he's ready for the next challenge.
Veterinary students at University of Nottingham have become some of the first in the country to get back to face-to-face study.
David Charles shares experiences and tips from his first 12 months in the profession to help the class of 2020 keep on motoring – from ensuring adequate storage for equipment medical supplies, to being prepared for vehicle breakdowns.
Tim Parkin, a Bristol alumni and specialist in population medicine, will take up role as head of the University of Bristol Veterinary School on 9 November.
Pipeline of young vets won't run dry because of ongoing impacts of coronavirus, UK's vet schools declare.
A new scheme will see six vet students offered two-week extra-mural studies placements at the directorate’s Surrey headquarters.
While empty rescue shelters may seem a reason to celebrate, Eleanor Goad warns a lack of socialisation for younger animals may prove problematic if not addressed correctly.
Changes to list of skills and behaviours expected of graduates updated following extensive consultation with the profession.
Reflecting on his journey, David Beeston offers five tips for students about to take the plunge into practice life.34 mins
While preparing to change roles himself, David Charles offers a handful of tips designed to make life easier for graduates transitioning from university to working life, or those swapping jobs for the first time.
Reflecting on the past few months, Eleanor Goad says that if it has taught us anything, it is you shouldn't feel guilty about taking the chance to stop, smell the roses, and enjoy yourself for a little while – as it could help you and your working life in the long term.
EMS is an essential part of veterinary learning, but, as vet student Eleanor Goad points out, coronavirus has led to a lack of this essential source of preclinical and clinical experience for many students.
Four videos covering the sensitive subject of weight management in horses have now been uploaded to BEVA’s online learning platform.
While lockdown has seen many elements of life come to a standstill, UK vet students are still studying and revising. As such, blogger Eleanor Goad offers some tips for optimising the “home learning” experience.
Almost all students who took part in Grads to Vets’ survey said the pandemic is affecting how confident they are feeling about starting work.3 mins
Veterinary support service received a record number of contacts in February and March, with mental health and stress the most common theme.
“We know… that these offers will be attractive, but we are deeply concerned that it devalues the skills and knowledge that have been built up throughout the degree” – AVS president Izzie Arthur.