How to Become a Veterinary Radiologist/Diagnostic Imager

Dr Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS Taking and interpreting radiographs and performing ultrasound scans are skills that veterinary surgeons are expected to have to some level. Most Veterinarians feel confident diagnosing a pyometra, finding a pregnancy, or evaluating a fracture. But, if your interest and skills demand a higher caliber of diagnostic challenges, you could find yourself assessing smaller structures, like … Read More

How to Become a Veterinary Oncologist

By Dr Joanna Woodnutt MRCVS Whether you’re a GCSE student, vet student, or GP vet, you might be considering the next stage of your career. Veterinary oncology is a difficult career path, and it can take a long time to become a specialist. Sign up with The Vet Service today and learn more about your options. We offer a number of … Read More

What Countries Have a Shortage of Vet Techs/Nurses?

By Dr Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary nurses and vet techs are in high demand at the moment. Many practices around the world are facing a shortage of veterinary staff and are looking to recruit. It goes without saying that the veterinary industry as a whole is under pressure at the moment due to this staff shortage. However, there are … Read More

How to Become an Orthopaedic Veterinary Surgeon

By Dr. Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS If you’re fresh out of university or you’re a vet student looking ahead to your future career, you might be considering specialising in orthopaedic surgery. Or, perhaps, you’ve been a GP vet for a while now and are looking for a new challenge and wanting to follow your love of surgery. Why not register … Read More

What Questions Should You Expect In Your Vet Job Interview?

By Ruth Cawston MA VetMB CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS The interview is probably the most important step when applying for a new job – and as the cliché goes, you don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Careful preparation will help you to feel more confident going in and allow you to present yourself in the way that you want.  … Read More

How to Become a Veterinary Cardiologist

By Becky Nicholson MRCVS Cardiology is a much-needed sub-discipline of veterinary internal medicine. Auscultation of the heart should be performed on every clinical examination. From puppies and kittens to geriatric patients, heart disease happens. Correct and early diagnosis is vital in preserving patients’ lives and quality of life. General practice vets, understandably, have limits to their expertise, hence the high … Read More

What Does a Vet Nurse/Vet Tech Do Every Day?

By Claire Kealy RVN The role of the vet nurse (VN) or veterinary technician (VT) varies greatly depending on the practice they work for and which pathway they have chosen. Tasks carried out by the small animal VN/VT will differ greatly from that of nurses and techs working with large animals (livestock) and those who care for and manage equine … Read More

How to Become a Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist

By Ruth Cawston MA VetMB CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS Becoming a vet opens doors to a whole variety of career options – both clinical and non-clinical. If you are pursuing clinical career options, and enjoy the medical aspects of a veterinarian’s job, then you may have considered training to become a veterinary internal medicine specialist. Completing an approved program can widen your … Read More

How to Support New Graduate Vets in Your Practice

By Sarah-Jane Molier MRCVS  So, you’ve decided to take on a new graduate vet. You contribute the time and effort to train them, but they move on too soon. Or, sadly too commonly now, they leave clinical practice altogether. While there are many factors contributing to burnout, imposter syndrome, and stress in new graduates, we can (and must) all do … Read More

How to Become a Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Specialist

By Dr. Alison Foucault DVM, MRCVS Unlike human doctors, veterinarians do not require further training after vet school in order to practice. A vast majority of us will choose to go into general practice, sometimes after an internship, sometimes not, and remain at the front lines of the profession.  Over the last 30 years, however, medical advances in our field … Read More