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3 ways to make a great first impression as a locum vet

Regardless of how long you’re going to be filling a position, it is vital to start with your best foot forward and build rapport with your temporary team. In this blog, we discuss 3 ways in which you can make a dazzling first impression as a locum vet.   Talk to your colleagues!   Make […]

What jobs do we recruit for?

Here at Choice Vets, we have a range of both locum and permanent veterinary positions available and we will do our best to place you in a role that suits your needs perfectly and has your career goals in mind. Veterinary nurse Working as a veterinary nurse is highly rewarding and rarely repetitive – you’ll […]

Government extends deadline for neutering XL Bully dogs

In a backdrop of heightened regulations surrounding XL Bully dogs in the United Kingdom, the recent decision by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to extend the deadline for neutering these canines carries significant implications for owners and animal welfare advocates alike. The announcement by the government to add American XL Bully […]

Addressing compassion fatigue: self-care strategies and resources

If you work in the veterinary world, there’s a strong chance that you are a very empathetic and loving person. While these qualities are invaluable when it comes to caring for animals, they also make you more susceptible to compassion fatigue. In this blog, we share warning signs, prevention tactics and where to find support […]

Children’s book to encourage new generation of vets

In a move to inspire Scottish youngsters to take on a career in veterinary care, a children’s book named ‘Shona the Vet’ is being shared around schools.    This is part of a wider campaign, which hopes to improve the number of aspiring vets.    More than 2,500 copies of the illustrated book, which follows […]

Homeless pet owners: what needs to change?

New research from the United States says that veterinary professionals should not be solely responsible for homeless pet owners.   It also stresses the need for a multidisciplinary approach which would help enhance general knowledge around the specific challenges facing these clients – as well as finding solutions.    They anticipate that the study, featured […]

Government plans to reduce animal testing backed by the RSPCA

The government has pledged to reduce animal testing in the UK by injecting money into alternative methods.    Official plans will be shared this summer and will include a £20 million investment towards finding other ways to carry out scientific research.    Discussed during a Westminster Hall debate on February 19th, the move is in […]

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 […]

Cat microchipping to be made mandatory

From June 2024, cat microchipping will be a legal requirement for owners in the UK.    There will be a fine of up to £500 for those who don’t get their cat(s) microchipped by the time they are 20 weeks of age.    Vets – remind your clients of this new legislation, as well as […]