June 2021 – Vet Visa Update for New Zealand

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In June 2021, it was announced by Immigration New Zealand that border exceptions for a further 50 general practice veterinarians will be granted. There are still some specific criteria around this, which we have outlined in a bit more detail for you. Criteria;   You must earn at least $85,000 per year You must have a minimum of 3 years … Read More

Do you want to be a Small or Large Animal Vet?

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Dr. Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS When studying at vet school there seems to be, broadly speaking, two types of vet student. One type has known long before their first day in the lecture theatre whether their future career is out in the country air or inside a small animal practice or hospital. The other type open-mindedly enjoys many aspects of … Read More

5 Exotic Destinations Where Vets Can Find Jobs

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Ever dreamt about travelling the world whilst earning a living? Having a veterinary qualification can give you the opportunity to live and work anywhere you like. There are lots of great opportunities for vets in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Canada but if you’re after something a little more exotic, there are a host of off-the-beaten-track opportunities out there … Read More

Why Choose to Work as a Vet in the UK?

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If you’ve got a veterinary degree and you’re looking to travel, you might be wondering about becoming a vet in the UK. Working as a vet in the UK can be incredibly rewarding. There’s a lot to see and do, and lots of different areas to explore. So, what does working as a vet in the UK involve? Daily life … Read More

What Does a Vet Job Involve?

Being a vet can be an extremely rewarding career. It takes years of hard work and commitment to achieve a degree in veterinary medicine. You will qualify being able to treat farm, equine and companion animals. Once you have the degree, it opens the door to a great variety of possible careers. So, whether you are at secondary school considering … Read More

Should you Consider a Job as a Government Vet?

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Dr. Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS Times are changing… These days, the possible career options available to the holder of a veterinary degree have never been so broad and diverse. Whilst the challenges and rewards of clinical practice are still enjoyed by many, it is far from the only choice. But have you considered being a government vet? And are you … Read More

How to Improve your Salary as a Vet

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By Rebecca MacMillan BVetMed MRCVS In the veterinary profession, we work hard and expect to be fairly compensated for this. Some practices are better than others at reviewing their employees pay regularly, others need a little nudge. This article explores some of the steps you can take to boost your salary. Increase your value If you are wanting to negotiate … Read More

How to Work Abroad as a Vet

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by Dr Holly Anne Hills MRCVS Veterinary professionals are privileged to have a set of transferable skills that are highly sought after all around the world, and your veterinary training can open the door to a whole range of opportunities. Whatever it is that draws you towards adventure, making the move abroad is a big decision, and requires significant research … Read More

Should I Work as a Corporate or Independent Vet?

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By Dr Sarah-Jane Molier MRCVS Whether you are a new graduate just embarking on your career, or a seasoned vet looking for a change, you may well be wondering whether to choose an independent or a corporate practice. Corporate practices were born in 1999, when the legislation restricting practice ownership was relaxed. Non-vets could become practice owners for the first … Read More

Vet Practice Career not for you? Here are your Options…

YVN NI CPD Day 2019, Belfast

A surprising number of vets work hard through school and veterinary school, only to pop out at the other side and find themselves no longer wanting to be a vet. Many will start their career in practice and get to a couple of years in before realising veterinary medicine isn’t what they thought it would be. Sound familiar? So, what … Read More