career advice

5 common veterinary nurse interview questions

Congratulations, you’ve been shortlisted for a veterinary nurse interview but now the big day is rapidly approaching and you’re not sure what to expect. Don’t panic! Our experienced consultants are here to help. Carry on reading for a handpicked selection of common questions bound to arise during your interview.    1.Do you have a pet […]

Hacks for the introverted vet

Being an introverted veterinarian comes with its own set of challenges, especially in a field that often requires frequent interaction with clients, networking at events, and integrating into new work environments. But fear not! In this blog, we share our top tips for thriving as an introverted veterinary professional.    On networking events   Do […]

Building emotional resilience in the workplace

Let’s be honest, working as a veterinary professional takes patience, determination and a truckload of emotional resilience. Some days will be rewarding, others will leave you drained. Sadly, that’s just the nature of the job. However, it’s how you deal with those tougher days that really counts. In this blog, our consultants offer their advice […]

3 Continuing Professional Development ideas for 2024

In this blog, we share a refresher into CPD and what you can do that counts towards it.    Understanding CPD in veterinary career advancement   Continuing Professional Development, commonly referred to as “CPD,” is an ongoing learning initiative designed to enhance your capabilities and competence throughout your veterinary profession.   The learning endeavours within […]

The veterinary profession: truths and myths

Let’s play a game of true or false! In this blog, we dispel common myths surrounding the veterinary profession, as well as share some home truths so that you can decide whether it’s the right career for you.  Veterinary professionals work regular hours  There won’t be any Dolly Parton nine-to-fiving around here, we’re afraid. Much […]

Conquering the January Blues

Back to life, back to reality, eh? But don’t worry we’ve got a few tips to help you push through the January Blues… Reflect on achievements Take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges you faced in the previous year. Celebrate your successes, both big and small. Acknowledging your achievements can boost your […]

When to let go of workplace conflict

Workplace conflicts are inevitable, but not all battles are worth fighting. In this blog, we explore key considerations to help you determine when it’s time to let go of workplace strife and move forward.   Is it actually work-related?  Ask yourself if the issue is going to impact the team’s performance at work or if […]

Need help finding a new role?

Need help finding a new role? Choice Vets is a specialist recruitment agency that is dedicated to placing top-tier candidates in top-tier veterinary roles. In this blog, we remind candidates of our bespoke offering and the benefits of working through a recruitment agency.  What roles do we recruit for? Whether you’re looking for your next […]

Career advice for newly qualified vets

In your final year of veterinary school? Perhaps you’re starting to consider what your first role is going to look like. It’s an exciting time, but it’s important to keep these things in mind before you dive into the veterinary world. Here are five tips for our soon-to-be qualified vets who are thinking about their […]

3 things employers look for in graduate vets

As a fresh graduate vet, you may be eager to step into the professional world and start making a difference in the lives of animals and their owners. However, landing your dream job as a veterinarian requires more than just a degree. Employers seek certain qualities in their potential hires that go beyond academic qualifications. […]