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Coached tracking jump over Dubai

Get Results. Get Coached.

I am a big fan of good coaching. I have seen the results first hand in both my sporting and professional lives, with the majority taking place in the athletic and outdoor pursuits areas of my life. This week sees me take on the A-race of my current 2015 triathlon season: Challenge Dubai, a half-iron distance […]

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US Vet Schools

Colleges in the United States of America offering Veterinary courses Veterinarians in the US train by completing a 4 year (different to the UK where undergrad vet courses are typically 5 years) DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) course. This is a post-graduate training program which is, again, different from most UK vet training. The following […]

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Dog being vaccinated against rabies

Vet News – Small Animal News

Our Small Animal News editor, Harriet tackles the fascinating and important topic of rabies and the Pet Travel Scheme in this month’s installment of Vet News.       SMALL ANIMALS: Rabies & The Pet Travel Scheme Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) Rabies has been frequently in the news over the past […]

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Scaling New Heights

For those of you keeping up with my adventures via my blog, The Nerdy Vet, you may know that I have recently been to Europe, and specifically the Alps, during which I spent some time not only jumping from planes (as I am prone to do from time to time), but also a spot of […]

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In The Hot Seat

People are interesting, especially when they’re at vet school studying to do what they have always wanted to do. One of our clinic’s regular work experience students, Guy Wolfenden, very kindly agreed to be placed in the Vet School Success Hot Seat recently so that he could answer questions about studying in Australia and his […]

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Gap Years – A Vetty Perspective

Anyone who has read my books will know that I took a Gap Year before starting vet school in Bristol and absolutely loved it. In fact I would go so far as to say it was one of the most important years of my life in terms of preparing me well for life away from […]

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Dubai Racehorse Work Experience

Gaining useful work experience with animals, in advance of an application to vet school is not the easiest of things to do, with increased competition, little to no time available to fit it all in, and issues with many potential providers not feeling able to take students on. As such, it is becoming more important […]

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How about a Cold One? (Gap Year that is)

Are you contemplating a Gap Year before heading to uni? Do you already have ideas of what to do during your year off? Maybe you’re going to work, travel, start a business, launch a band, all of the above. Well, have you ever considered a working holiday? I did it and many others do the […]

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Jenny Jaffe, Chimp Vet

Treating Chimpanzees in Sierra Leone

Treating chimpanzees in Sierra Leone Jenny Jaffe, DVM, MSc Jenny Jaffe graduated from Utrecht University, the Netherlands in 2007. She has spent three years in British small animal practice. After wildlife vet jobs in Ecuador and Indonesia, she completed an MSc in Wild Animal Health at the RVC. Currently, she works at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary […]

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