February 2018

Bristol student Hannah Shotnes reports on a talk about the inadequate management of canine arthritis, and the need for a change in attitude and approach to this common condition.

21 mins

January 2018

Taking part in a talk at SPVS-VMG Congress leads Jordan Sinclair to discuss the challenges, pitfalls, opportunities and advantages of hiring new graduates – all from the perspective of being one herself.

17 mins

Jennifer O’Hara discusses the day-to-day conflict between our instinct for wanting to fix animals, and coming to terms with the fact that, sometimes, though giving it your all, you can only do so much.

9 mins

To many new graduates, beginning a new year without a job would be cause for concern. For Jordan, however, it was a huge relief, having realised her first place of employment was, overall, a bad fit.

21 mins

Our new grad David Beeston has some advice for qualified vets on approaching out-of-hours for the first time – and why he's looking forward to his next night on call.

23 mins

December 2017

His first day as a veterinary surgeon may have been under his belt, but David Beeston still has the rest of the working week to go yet.

29 mins

Takeaway food may be a quick sustenance solution during busy days in practice or while out on call, but new grad Jordan Sinclair suggests a good work-food balance would be better in the long run.

10 mins

November 2017

Daniel Parker provides an overview of how he ended up in the poultry sector of veterinary practice and the misconception over what such a job role actually entails.

26 mins

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

Abi Collinson provides an overview and review of a vet training course at the Latin American Training Centre in Granada, Nicaragua.

25 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