February 2020

As friends approach completion of their courses and contemplate their next steps, vet student Eleanor Goad shares her thoughts on keeping focus, despite sometimes feeling like a campus pensioner.

9 mins

January 2020

Recent graduate and mixed practice vet David Charles offers advice for students who are thinking of following the same route into the profession.

17 mins

“Although around 70% of vet graduates are female, the number of practising female vets is more like 50%” – Eleanor Goad considers the gender imbalance in the profession and why it may exist.

11 mins

Eleanor Goad discusses how, though taking time out from exam prep is a godsend, camaraderie among fellow students who understand what you are going through makes all the difference.

7 mins

December 2019

Christmas and the buzzing activity it brings with it is almost here, Eleanor Goad advises on how we can make the holiday easier for our pets.

10 mins

Healthy body, healthy mind, so the saying goes. Eleanor Goad reiterates how staying on top of your workload during the lead-up to exams can do wonders for performance now and in your future career.

14 mins

November 2019

Eleanor Goad explains why she jumped at the prospect of intercalation – the period when students in Bristol take a year away from their studies to pursue something related to their course.

10 mins

October 2019

As a first-time uni-goer, it can be tempting to throw yourself headfirst into every experience on offer. However, third-year vet student Eleanor Goad advises caution and to take it “a step at a time”.

9 mins

Now a few weeks in, vet student Eleanor Goad has found third-year to be a bit of a game changer, not least because practical sessions now involve real (not stuffed) animals.

10 mins

August 2019

As third year at vet school beckons, promising a move away from theory and into the uncharted waters of clinical training, Eleanor Goad takes stock of how far she’s already come in two short years.

7 mins

As A-level results day looms, vet student Eleanor Goad busts some of the myths around what it takes to get into vet school. Yes, grades matter, but so does passion.

16 mins

June 2019

Student Eleanor Goad wonders whether it is a veterinary professional’s inability to “switch off” at the end of a day that leads vets and nurses to suffer stress more than those in other occupations.

10 mins

May 2019

Vet student Eleanor Goad delves into what she considers the “ultimate battle between head and heart” for any vet – weighing up the desire to keep an animal alive against the need to assure quality of life.

8 mins

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, student vet Charlie Jackson asks why a career path so many dream of treading since childhood often turns into a nightmare of stress and ill-mental health.

15 mins

Student blogger Eleanor Goad considers conservation, climate change and why it’s never been more important to encourage graduates to “forego the comfort zones of first opinion practice”.

8 mins

April 2019

Having experienced variable EMS support as a student, Jordan Sinclair aims to make placements as useful as possible for the students in her care – and wants to help other vets to do the same.

12 mins

Ben Haythornthwaite explains the importance of clinical skills training and discusses an inter-year initiative at Cambridge that offers support and training for both clinical and preclinical students.

8 mins

When you’re bogged down by routine and struggling to keep your head above water, it's all too easy to forget what made you want to become a vet in the first place, writes vet student Eleanor Goad.

12 mins

BVDzero Scholarship Programme from Boehringer Ingelheim, in collaboration with the World Association for Buiatrics, will award €1,000 to undertake high-quality farm animal practice to each of 10 successful student applicants.

In the wake of this year’s Grand National, recent horse racing convert Andrè Brenn looks back at the event in an effort to spark discussion and debate on the sport’s place in modern society.

13 mins