The Different Types of Vet Nurse Jobs Available

By Dr Becky Nicholson MRCVS  Veterinary nursing is a wide-ranging profession. From working in a first opinion practice to emergency work to academia, there are various career pathways available. Many veterinary nursing students aim for first opinion practice but even within those boundaries, there are several different options for career development. Your choice of nursing specialism will depend on your … Read More

How to Ace Your Vet School Interview

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By Dr Holly Anne Hills MRCVS Firstly – congratulations on getting an interview for vet school! For most applicants, studying veterinary medicine has been a long-standing dream, and the application process is not only challenging but also heavily oversubscribed, so it is a huge achievement to be offered an interview.  But now that you have your interview offer, how best … Read More

How to Keep Challenging Yourself as an Experienced Veterinarian

By Rebecca MacMillan BVetMed MRCVS With experience comes many useful things – confidence, a strong skill set, and self-reliance. However, you might also feel like you have started to tread water and could be wondering whether there is anything else you should be doing to push yourself. In no particular order, we will explore some of the many ways you … Read More

How to Set up Your Own Vet Practice

  By Rebecca MacMillan BVetMed MRCVS Setting up your own practice is the shared dream of many vets. The thought of being in control of the day to day running and realising the level of care for your patients is a tempting one. However, as a business, it’s also important to ensure profitability otherwise your dream could be over before … Read More

What are the Changes to Farm Vet Jobs Globally due to Covid?

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by Hollie Anne Hills The Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on recruitment in the veterinary sector around the globe, and the profession continues to face various challenges and changes in working practices as a direct consequence. The farm veterinary sector faces its own unique set of changes and challenges, as it works to keep putting high-welfare food on … Read More

Working Abroad as a Vet Internationally – The Pros and Cons

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By Dr Holly Anne Hills MRCVS As veterinarians, we have a unique opportunity to work in almost every corner of the globe. With this comes the excitement of exploring new places and meeting new people, as well as professional growth and development. But before you take the leap and jet off on your big adventure, it’s important to weigh up … Read More

What Education Do I need to Become a Vet?

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by Dr. Hannah Godfrey BVetMed MRCVS If in your future, you see yourself performing surgery on dogs, treating horses with colic, or even helping a cow to birth a calf, you might be keen to find out what education you need to become a vet. The high demand for the limited student places at vet school has led to an … Read More

What Volunteer Options do I have as a Vet Student?

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by Holly Anne Hills As a vet student, you want to get the most out of your placements and learn as much as possible, but you also want to feel useful and valuable to your hosts. Volunteering is incredibly popular amongst vet students, as it usually provides you with more practical learning opportunities than your usual placements, as well as … Read More

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