May 2022

Three models – all of which came from a meeting of key stakeholders – have been suggested, with viable proposals to be presented later this month.

6 mins

One of the simplest ways to be more environmentally friendly is to eat less meat… but welfare isn’t as cut and dried as people might think, says vet student Eleanor Goad.

11 mins

April 2022

Getting less than a full eight hours sleep can have a dramatic effect on your concentration and performance, writes Eleanor Goad – an important consideration for those whose jobs involve scalpels.

10 mins

Survey finds while 75% of respondents loved helping students and offering EMS, more than 60% cited fear of introducing infection to the practice as reason for not providing it during pandemic.

4 mins

March 2022

Vet student Eleanor Goad explains why the fourth year at vet school has been her favourite so far, and why she would recommend that all veterinary students, present and future, keep their options open.

12 mins

February 2022

Alice Thomson, a University of Bristol veterinary student details some vector-borne diseases new and future vets may encounter, based on her research during EMS.

29 mins

Vet student Eleanor Goad looks at the ongoing raft of practical measures and long-term implications of coronavirus on aspiring animal practitioners and the veterinary professional as a whole.

10 mins

Healthy mind, healthy body is a well-known mantra, and student Eleanor Goad claims to have noticed a “profound increase” in her mental health and general mood since joining the gym. Coincidence?

10 mins

January 2022

Having recently been put through a lengthy communications practical, vet student Eleanor Goad explains why she finds these types of activity particularly rewarding and the valuable lessons to be taken from them.

9 mins

Rebecca Howard VetMB, MA, MRCVS details the Farm Vet Academy Practical Farm Skills Week designed to fill the EMS placement gap due to COVID-19.

15 mins

December 2021

Community of independently owned practices is organising a two-day conference, open to veterinary students, in Birmingham at the end of January.

5 mins

November 2021

Group of students from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine gave up part of their weekend to help at British Hen Welfare Trust rehoming day.

6 mins

Taking a year out of her comfort zone to do something else taught Eleanor many things – not least that she chose wisely when selecting her future career in the first place.

10 mins

Having returned to the veterinary degree after her intercalation year, Eleanor Goad is surprised when her favourite topic throws up a talking point surrounding brachycephalic breeds.

16 mins

October 2021

RCVS is offering two streams – the Project Stream and the Policy Stream – to appeal to anyone interested in advancing knowledge of vet policy and regulation.

3 mins

Student vet Eleanor Goad offers a handful of tips for students undertaking extramural studies – particularly those who, like her, missed out on a good chunk of work experience due to COVID-19.

14 mins

September 2021

Jill Mackay, senior lecturer of veterinary science education at the University of Edinburgh, shares her five top tips for using video to enhance learning.

25 mins

July 2021

A recent experience sees Eleanor Goad muse on the UK’s rather lackadaisical approach when it comes to legislating against owners who leave their pets to overheat in cars.

9 mins

Free-access Veterinary Virtual Live Work Experience programme launched in March and has offered a pandemic alternative to school students seeking taste of pre-vet school practice life.

10 mins

June 2021

Genevieve Smith MA (Cantab), VetMB, FHEA, MRCVS – who teaches final-year RVC students on their shelter medicine rotation, based at an RSPCA branch in north London – discusses how teaching EMS students surgery can be made more rewarding for both the vet in practice and the vet student.

28 mins