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In this section you will find articles with personal journeys, opinions and advice on a wide range of subjects related to living in the United Kingdom and also the work of a veterinary surgeon. If you don’t see something you’re interested in, feel free to contact me and let me know!


UK Veterinary Blogs

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 of...

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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...

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Understanding Pet Health Schemes and Plans

This week we’re focusing on something you may never have come across back in your own country - health plans and schemes. Note we are not talking about pet insurance. Both pet insurance and pet plans often get owners confused and may also confuse you, which is why we...

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Three ways to get free CPD

CPD, or Continuing Professional Development, is a mandatory requirement for veterinary surgeons in the UK. This means that there are specific CPD providers to try to provide veterinary training. CPD is a way for us vets to keep working on our skills and make sure we...

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Preparing the move to the UK – initial costs

Travelling to a new country is easier in this day and age than ever before, and more and more people are starting to live a “nomadic life” with the ability of working remotely with nothing but a laptop and a wireless internet connection. Yet, others travel to develop...

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Who are vet nurses?

Today we will focus on a professional that is a fundamental part of veterinary teams, which you may not be familiar with - as this is a fairly new role in other countries!   Veterinary Nurses are part of the backbone of many veterinary clinics and you should...

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Five silly things that have happened to me in practice

After a bunch of consults, you end up seeing some interesting things, and sometimes some silly things. Many vets have some very entertaining stories about what has happened to them in clinical practice. I will share a few things that have happened to me - and I would...

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