Pick Me, Pick Me….. Application Tips

  If you’re reading this then it means you’re either interested in applying to vet school in the future or are in the process of preparing to do so this year. If the latter is you then absolutely read on.   The UCAS application used to be the only bit of application ‘paperwork’ that prospective […]

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Welcome to the Profession – A Few Tips For The Newbies

You’ve done it! Five, or even six, years of lectures, practicals, placements, projects, rotations, deadlines, exams, and, of course, a whole lotta fun and here you now find yourself. Graduating, finally, as a fully qualified vet. Hoorah! It is most certainly the end of a MASSIVE chapter in your life and the start of, some […]

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Dr, Dr…. Does it make any difference?

In December 2014 the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK launched a consultation with it’s members, of which I am one, on the subject of whether UK-trained vets should be able to use the courtesy title ‘Doctor/ Dr.’ The main reasons, it is proposed, are that there is the risk of confusion among […]

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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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No Offer, No Cry

A question that gets asked a fair amount is what the options are for those who have applied to vet school but are ultimately unsuccessful in either attracting an offer of a place or who do not meet the entrance requirements to take an offer up. Needless to say either scenario is not one that […]

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Vet News – Small Animal News

Small Animal News editor, Harriet Woodhall, brings us an article on the Pet Blood Bank, a fantastically important and lifesaving service. SMALL ANIMALS: Pet Blood Bank Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) The Pet Blood Bank is a UK charity that supplies blood products to veterinary professionals for canine blood transfusions and has […]

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Reapplying & More

Reapplying & More Emma Harris, Year 1 Edinburgh Vet School That time of year It’s that time of the ‘applying to vet school’ year where you now know where you stand.  Some of you will have offers (congratulations) be it conditional, and now concentrating on getting those all important grades.  Or unconditional where you can […]

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Vet News – Exotic News

This month we lead into the New Year with a fascinating article by Exotics Editor, Charlotte Hitch, on the news that SeaWorld have developed a treadmill for orcas in an attempt to improve their welfare, a very topical subject.   EXOTICS: SeaWorld develops ‘treadmill’ for orcas in attempt to improve welfare of captive whales Charlotte […]

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