As brachycephalic breeds are becoming more popular, but rising numbers are also being taken to rehoming centres, Laura Richards suggests if VNs can use their rapport with clients to educate them via pre-purchase consultations.12 mins
Are you a new grad lost or a little nervous now you've ventured into the world of veterinary practice? Then Jordan Sinclair is here to the rescue with practical advice on how to keep your head above water.
Gerardo Poli concludes his guidance for new grads by emphasising the importance of step-by-step processes and encouraging those straight out of vet school to be more humble in their approach to practice life.6 mins
Recognising the potential pitfalls of finishing vet school and trying to find your place in the world, Gerardo Poli offers guidance to help graduates transition into practice and learn it's normal to make mistakes.
Grad Expectations columnist David Beeston attended BSAVA Congress as a qualified vet for the first time, and explains how the four-day extravaganza left him spoilt for choice.
In an impassioned piece, Lizzy Whiting – part of the moderator team at Veterinary Voices UK – challenges fellow vets to help colleagues on day-to-day cases at any chance they get.
Joint educational institution by Keele University in Staffordshire and Harper Adams University in Shropshire will open its doors to students in two years’ time.6 mins
Oscar Smoker offers a short introduction to mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your daily routine, starting with three easy techniques: mindful breathing, mindful concentration and mindful awareness.
Six months in to his full-time veterinary career, David Beeston takes a step back and thinks about how far he has come.
What is well-being, and how can you ensure you are in a state of it? Jennifer Hindmarsh explores the various ways of looking after yourself while dealing with life's everyday stresses, as well as the importance of ”being” rather than ”doing”.11 mins
With today’s graduates having a very real option to never have to work out-of-hours, Jordan Sinclair discusses potential reasons as to why some new vets are opting not to undertake it.
From groundbreaking bionic surgery to late-night calvings riddled with risks, TV offers the public an insight into the everyday lives of vets – but are these shows in danger of being detrimental to the profession?
Grad Expectations' David Beeston recounts some of the experiences from his first weekend on call.
“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare – so Jordan Sinclair offers tips for new graduates to turn the consult room into their stage and win the trust of clients, despite lacking experience.
Alison Lambert discusses the opportunities available to practices able to reappraise how they view this mandatory requirement.
If you are a veterinary student who has known about your dyslexia for years or have just been diagnosed, Lydia Rimmer has some words of positivity to hold off the self-doubt.7 mins
With so many veterinary students vying for the position of top dog, standing out can be a challenge. With this in mind, University of Bristol student Chloe Smith offers some advice on how to earn your stripes.
New grad David Beeston returns to his trip to Zimbabwe and some of the weird, wacky and wonderful experiences he encountered in his time volunteering in Africa.
Drawing on her personal experience and that of her university friends, Jordan Sinclair advises employers on how to ensure your practice is ready to welcome and benefit from a new graduate in the workplace.20 mins
Olivia Ogińska, in the first of a four-part article sharing her vet experiences across the globe, recounts events from first stop NYC.