Top tips for successful job applications

Top tips for successful job applications

Finding a job in the UK is not easy, but finding a job that you can perform adequately is a bit more tricky. And once you find that job, you then need to be able to “sell” yourself to the employer. So this article is going to focus on a few tips to help you create a...
Characteristics of the veterinary profession in the UK

Characteristics of the veterinary profession in the UK

This article focuses on some of the things you will encounter as a veterinary professional in the UK, which you may not have been prepared for or thought about before moving over. This is because many of the topics we will cover are not easy to “learn about” when you...
Common diseases you will deal with in older cats

Common diseases you will deal with in older cats

This week we are focusing more on the clinical side of being a vet and since I’m a crazy cat lady, I thought I would write about some of the most common problems you will pick up when you are examining cats in the UK. I’m curious to hear if this is also what you find...
5 cultural aspects of British people

5 cultural aspects of British people

So this is not going to be the same everywhere, but there are certain aspects of British culture we may not be familiar with which will make us “look bad” without us realising it. Cultural differences account for one of the biggest challenges overseas vets have being...
How to join a supporting peer network

How to join a supporting peer network

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...
5 myths about clinical practice in the UK

5 myths about clinical practice in the UK

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...