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
Eleanor Goad on why it's enriching for everyone to branch out and diversify in life and research.
A nursing apprentice swapped Yorkshire for South Africa to go and work with a charity that helps animals endangered by poachers.
Struggling to converse while on the telephone? Give this advice a try and see if it improves your confidence and efficiency.
Andrè Brenn, a Czech veterinary student studying at the University of Liverpool, looks at the learning and funding opportunities the veterinary profession could lose out on should the UK crash out of the EU with no deal.
Don't get trapped in the vet bubble, warns student Eleanor Goad, seek friends outside of your world to help keep yourself sane.
Eleanor Goad talks about finishing university for Christmas and... getting down for some serious revision in time for the next batch of exams.10 mins
Eleanor Goad recalls her decision to be a vet dictating her choice of A-levels and how the possibilities for vet students are almost infinite due to the variety of jobs available.
Eleanor Goad steps into the debate on Iceland’s banned Christmas advert about the use of palm oil in commercial products, saying, while the situation isn't entirely black and white, it is a step in the right direction.12 mins
Jordan Sinclair argues that dictating when vets, especially new grads, can take holidays is part of the profession's widespread recruitment and retention problem – and how important having time out is on your well-being.
The sign of a true professional is having the confidence to admit when you're out of your depth and knowing when to seek help, argues Eleanor Goad.
Eleanor Goad stresses the important duty vets play in making sure livestock and the food reaching the supermarket shelves are free from diseases.8 mins
As CPD is mandatory for all vets, some new grads might find the concept overwhelming, especially when deciding which courses to complete. Thankfully, Jordan Sinclair has a few hints for those struggling to find their way.
“Sharing Christ’s love through veterinary medicine” is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the work of the Veterinary Christian Fellowship, as student and new graduate liaison Hannah McClintick explains.
Eleanor Goad ponders the ethics of being a vet while still eating meat and keeping an emotional distance when treating patients on farms.
Sebastian Batchelor was first Briton home in a world-class field competing in the punishing “Skyrunning Championships” in Scotland.3 mins
Being an on call farm vet shouldn't all be stressful, there's many ways to make it much more manageable by finding a good place for your mobile telephone, having a sympathetic friend and conditioning your hair.
David Beeston reflects on his first year in practice in his final Grad Expectations column, including the ups and downs of first procedures, on-call and client interactions.
In the final part of this series, Gerardo Poli advocates spending as much time with your university friends as possible and making the most of every day.4 mins
Gerardo Poli encourages his younger self to work more on interacting with clients to create a sense of trust with them and avoid instances of mis-communication.