Welcome to UK VetMove
Helping foreign veterinarians create a thriving career and a better life in the United Kingdom.
What do you want to learn more about?
Wanting to improve your English skills while focusing on the English that you need to know as a veterinarian and still keep working on your clinical skills?
We have created individual English lessons specifically thinking about vets using clinical cases and focusing on both the English and the communication and clinical skills and tried to make them affordable for everyone. Learn more about them!
Does this sound like what you are feeling right now?
You’re tired. You work a lot. Long hours, difficult clients, successful cases and others not so easy to deal with. You don’t see your work reflected in your salary.
On the other hand, you also don’t have a lot of time to enjoy life!!! You want to do more, learn more, but feel a bit stuck where you are. You might be a bit worried about changing to a new job – is it going to be just the same??? Will you find a better position? It doesn’t sound like it’s easy to find a good job anywhere and specialising sounds even harder…
Or maybe you have always wanted to work in clinical practice, but… it just didn’t happen… and now? Pfff too late, you think… but maybe, if someone could teach you, you could get back on track with your dreams…
So you keep dreaming…
You may have thought about moving to the United Kingdom… they speak English – and so do you!
They are known for high standards in clinical practice, with many clients insured. There are referral centres and you can go through the specialisation route – something that might be very hard or impossible back home!
The caseload is high, you hear about getting so much experience and getting good salaries with a good life balance… But is it true?
And even if it is, it still sounds challenging! Where do you even start? How do you transfer your Veterinary Degree? And do you have enough experience to actually get a job? Where do you look for jobs? Heck, what type of jobs are even there? And where will you move to, do you have money to afford all of this?… Sure you keep dreaming about it… but could you do it?…
If I did it, so can you!
Hi. My name is Andreia. I’m also a Veterinary Surgeon. I’m Portuguese but I started my career in Scotland.
I graduated at the end of 2014. I totally wanted to be a horse vet (I love horses!) so I had spent 4 months at an equine hospital in Scotland during my degree. That was it, that was my clinical experience! No other curricular training, no small animal “internships”!
But I got a job in mixed practice in April 2015 after my first job interview, with zero small animal experience! I learnt my technical skills and my surgical skills on that first job. I appreciate how lucky I was! After that, I got a rotating internship at a small animal referral hospital, a highly sought placement and place.
And I’m here now.
I’m here to share my experience and knowledge and to help you answer those questions that are holding you back. I did this back in 2014, straight out of Uni, without having ever placed an IV on a cat!
And you can do it now!
While I’m not a recruiter, I understand the importance of your first UK-based job – get it right, you’re on a high; get it wrong, it could be the highway to hell! This is why I’m so passionate about guiding others through the secrets and traps of job searching and helping them find the job that fits their career goals and they can succeed at. So if you are interested in this, make sure you talk to me to see if what you want can happen by working together with me in a personalised and individual 1-month long program.
The latest blog articles…
So the title of this blog may be a bit confusing for you - what the heck am I talking about using all these “fancy” words??? Here’s the thing - when we come from a different country to live and work in the UK, we are going to face challenges, a lot of...read more
Many overseas vets have a bit of an idea about UK practice and that’s why so many of them want to practise veterinary medicine in the UK, even if temporarily. However, not all we think is true actually is true. There are some myths about UK practice that I would like...read more
"Inside" valueWith opinions and highlighting a little bit of everything, there’s probably a blog covering your question – wondering how to improve your x-ray reading skills? What corporate practices are? How insurance works? What are recruitment agencies? We’ve got you covered! And if it’s not there, let us know!
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.African Proverb
What else do you need help with?
But how do you learn about them? If you want to do this yourself, you can get some guidance through the downloadable guide that Andreia wrote on how to create successful job applications for the UK market – even comes with a CV template for you!
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.Paul Ryan
Meet other like-minded foreign vets and students striving for a better life and a career abroad in the UK.
(Being a vet or a vet student is the only requirement to join the group)