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.
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.
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.