Robyn Lowe RVN works in first opinion small animal practice as a veterinary nurse but has many other area of interest with our profession! She writes regular articles for various publications and is a keen promoter of evidence based medicine. She is also a passionate supporter of our professions mental well-being and is the first […]
Dr Louisa Graham – Clinical Director, Mentor and Mother!
Dr Louisa Graham BVM BVS BVMedSci PGcertVPS CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS, is also known as ‘Louisa The Vet’ on Instagram, where she shares her cases and patients in informative and educational posts aimed at her fellow professionals. She is a Clinic Director of a busy small animal practice, where she leads a motivated and happy team. In […]
From The Consult Room To The Indian Ocean
Minnie Liddle MRCVS is a small animal vet who has been on a big adventure! After a few years in first opinion practice, she left to care for sea turtles in the Maldives with the Olive Ridley Project. (And Olive Ridley isn’t a person, it’s a species of turtle!) Her story really is amazing and […]
Georgia Woods-Lee RVN, CertCFVHNut, VTS (Nutrition) – The Fat Vet Nurse!
Georgia’s career journey as a Veterinary Nurse has taken her all the way from traditional mixed practice to the Weight Management Clinic at Liverpool University as their specialist Veterinary Nurse. Her interest in nutrition set her on this path and she now holds both Level 4 Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary Health Nutrition (CertCFVHNut) […]
Abby Wharton RVN Ncert(AnBeh) – How I Found The Perfect Role
Abby is a Registered Veterinary Nurse living in the Cotswolds in the UK and working in the local Out-Of-Hours clinic and she has found her perfect life/work balance! She also has an interest in animal behaviour. She already has her Nursing Certificate in the subject and is studying for her Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour. […]
Flexible Working – are we really taking it seriously?
As we chatted to people at London Vet Show, we realised that people have very differing views on what flexible working means, and how to incorporate it into veterinary practice. The reality is that for a large proportion of the veterinary industry, flexible working is an appealing concept, and one that is associated with improved […]
The Veterinary Profession is Not Alone
Sometimes within the veterinary profession, we can feel like we have our own issues that other businesses and professions do not suffer from. And this can seem more acute when recruitment is discussed. It has been the case for a few years now that there are more vacancies than there are people to fill them, […]
Graduate Salaries See Continued Inflation
The AVMA survey of the veterinary profession, released late last year has shown strong continued growth in graduate salaries. “The “2020 Economic State of the Veterinary Profession” report consists of data and analysis generated from surveys conducted in 2019 and early 2020 to assess the state of the profession for graduates, practices, owners, associates and […]
5 Key Questions To Ask Yourself Before Resigning…
It’s no secret that the mounting pressure within the accelerating veterinary sector continues to take its toll on so many of us, leading to frequent revaluation of career direction and decision making. The added uncertainty that a global health crisis brings can naturally lead to increased tolerance and appreciation of the security that ‘any’ form […]
6 Top Tips for Working Through Work Struggles
We all have times when issues arise at work, and the current situation may only be emphasising them. Unusual working patterns, furlough guilt, trying to balance animal care with social distancing and changing team dynamics can really bring some issue to the fore. But what to do when you think it may be becoming too […]