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.11 mins
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.
Continuing his series of advice he would give his younger self, Gerardo Poli raises the vital role and support given by the nurse and reception teams.
Ella Sievewright of Ashlands Veterinary Centre in Skipton, North Yorkshire, receives Improve International Award after undertaking level three veterinary nursing course at Myerscough College.
Charlotte Mahood reports on an emergency and critical care workshop run by a trio of famous and acclaimed vets, including some of the potentially life-changing advice they had to offer.
For the second part of this five-part series, Gerardo Poli instils his younger self with the importance of finding practical work, both to learn on the job and impress future employers.
In the first of a five-part series, Gerardo takes his younger self to task for virtually ignoring what he now believes to be a “crucial clue” in achieving a clinical diagnosis.6 mins
Despite building up a “reputation for muppetry” during his university days, Nick Marsh recalls the hours spent finding ways to overcome his self-confessed lack of physical dexterity.
David Beeston has some advice for graduating vets on what to look for in their first veterinary position.