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

How To Negotiate Your Salary as a Veterinarian

By Dr. Becky Nicholson MRCVS Whether you are looking to stay in the same job or move to pastures new, salary negotiation is inevitable in permanent vet jobs and locum vet jobs. Some employers will perform annual salary reviews as standard, but that doesn’t eliminate the need to discuss salary with your manager. Routine reviews are predominantly inflationary (if that!). … Read More

How to Become a Veterinary Nurse in The UK

by Claire Kealy, RVN.  Veterinary nurses play a key role in caring for sick, injured, and hospitalised animals and promoting animal health and welfare by educating clients on responsible pet ownership. Working alongside veterinary surgeons and other support staff, nurses carry out a range of tasks such as performing minor surgeries, administering medical treatments under the direction of the veterinary … Read More

How Do You Know It’s Time to Change Your Vet Job?

by Dr. Becky Nicholson MRCVS Changing your vet job can be an intimidating proposition. There is little spare time to job hunt, there’s a tendency for vets to be self-deprecating – so promoting yourself isn’t easy, and we’ve all heard stories from peers that make us grateful for what we’ve got – better the devil you know and all that.    … Read More

Five Tips for Success in Your First Vet Job

by Dr Becky Nicholson MRCVS Breaking into life as a qualified veterinary surgeon is intimidating, illuminating, and overwhelming. You’re high on post-graduation jollity and pre-payday anticipation. You’re right to be excited. You can make a genuine difference in animals’ and peoples’ lives – what a wonderful privilege.  However, you will know from your time in practice that not all vets … Read More

What Veterinary Specialist Jobs are Available?

by Dr Becky Nicholson MRCVS Introduction The definition of a specialist within the veterinary field is very narrow.  The term has been used more loosely in colloquial language, referring to veterinary professionals who have taken a particular interest in a set field of veterinary medicine, but this is strictly incorrect.  The profession recognises the term to be much more prescriptive.  … Read More

How to Go Part-Time in the Veterinary Profession

By Rebecca MacMillan BVetMed BSAVA PGCertSAM MRCVS The veterinary profession has seen many changes in recent years, one of those being the rise of flexible working patterns. Traditionally, practices have been rigid in terms of their rotas and fixed working hours. But now it is much more common to see a mixture of full-time, part-time, and job share employees. In … Read More

What Does a Typical Daily Routine of a Vet Look Like?

Dr Holly Anne Hills MRCVS Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a vet, or what a day-to-day routine looks like for a vet?  A typical daily routine will be different depending on the type of practice and the type of animals they treat. Some vets choose to work outside clinical practice, in areas such as behavior, … Read More