Student Eleanor Goad wonders whether it is a veterinary professional’s inability to “switch off” at the end of a day that leads vets and nurses to suffer stress more than those in other occupations.10 mins
Vet student Eleanor Goad delves into what she considers the “ultimate battle between head and heart” for any vet – weighing up the desire to keep an animal alive against the need to assure quality of life.8 mins
To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, student vet Charlie Jackson asks why a career path so many dream of treading since childhood often turns into a nightmare of stress and ill-mental health.
Student blogger Eleanor Goad considers conservation, climate change and why it’s never been more important to encourage graduates to “forego the comfort zones of first opinion practice”.
Having experienced variable EMS support as a student, Jordan Sinclair aims to make placements as useful as possible for the students in her care – and wants to help other vets to do the same.12 mins
Ben Haythornthwaite explains the importance of clinical skills training and discusses an inter-year initiative at Cambridge that offers support and training for both clinical and preclinical students.
When you’re bogged down by routine and struggling to keep your head above water, it's all too easy to forget what made you want to become a vet in the first place, writes vet student Eleanor Goad.
BVDzero Scholarship Programme from Boehringer Ingelheim, in collaboration with the World Association for Buiatrics, will award €1,000 to undertake high-quality farm animal practice to each of 10 successful student applicants.
In the wake of this year’s Grand National, recent horse racing convert Andrè Brenn looks back at the event in an effort to spark discussion and debate on the sport’s place in modern society.
David Beeston reflects on some challenging cases, which have reminded him of how much he still has to learn.
Vet student Eleanor Goad highlights the importance of raising public awareness of the health issues brachycephalic breeds face.7 mins
Instead of fielding answers in response to ”why did you want to be a vet?”, Ami Sawran explains why working on a farm is her true calling.
Courtney Whitehouse provides a rundown of the best (and worst) parts of this valuable experience of a vet student’s learning.
Stress is inevitable, says Eleanor Goad, but it's how you cope with it that makes you develop in your personal and professional life.
Becky Milner shares her experience of coming to terms with her sexuality and the support she received along the way.14 mins
Certain dog breeds still get a bad rap, says student Eleanor Goad, arguing that if more breeders were responsible, these negative stereotypes would be put to rest.
New scheme based in Glasgow will be open to any independent practices.
Student Charlie Jackson muses on how vets can change attitudes of the industry and the public towards farm animals – to help improve their treatment and care.
Eleanor Goad on why potential dog and cat owners shouldn't focus all their attention on pedigree breeds as a way of stopping more animals at shelters from being euthanised.
At what point do you stop being a student and start to feel like a bona fide vet? Your final year of uni? Your first day in practice? During clinical EMS? The earlier the better, claims Ben Haythornthwaite.6 mins