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I was a veterinary surgeon for almost 4 years. I needed a career break/switch due to burn out.
I found a job opening and applied for it. I really enjoyed teaching and wanted to check if I can move towards this field.
A graduated vet/health care professional with practical experience and fluency in English.
What are the best bits about your current role and are there any downsides?
My typical day includes running classes (max 4 per day), do gradings, attend meetings and prepare sessions for the next time (I don’t have sessions every day).
Motivated, well-organized, open-minded and patient.
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help, or ask questions. Be patient with yourself. You don’t need to learn everything in one day.
Look for a job opening, don’t be afraid to move to medical teaching.
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Ebony is a veterinarian, vetmed educator, speaker and mentor. She focuses on unlocking people’s potential and building confidence in others through her advisory positions, consultant to a number of congresses, and as an entrepreneur.
She is fascinated with harnessing technology to support animal health education in developing countries and collaborates with tech charities. She is also co-founder of VetYou – helping to support professionals in their financial future. Ebony is also a visiting lecturer at Surrey University and publishes work in the field of gut health on whole horse health. Ebony is the recipient of the inaugural RCVS Inspiration Award and the University of Liverpool Alumni Award.
Melanie is a veterinarian, entrepreneur, speaker, educator, and mum. Melanie loves working with teams to create change, find new ways to think through problems, and collaborate.
She holds a DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, and MBA in Sustainable Commerce from the University of Guelph, and a Project Management Professional designation.
Melanie has held roles in many fields of vet med including sport horse medicine, consulting, laboratory, surveillance, not-for-profit/ NGO, and charity sectors. She founded the DVM Project, the North American branch of VSGD, and formally joined the VSGD team in September 2022. Melanie’s MBA research focused on veterinary career paths.
Outside of vet med, Melanie loves riding horses, hiking and cross country skiing, writing, and beekeeping.
Adrian is a professional coach, speaker, writer, entrepreneur, business owner and veterinarian with nearly 25 years’ experience in the veterinary profession. He has been coaching and training teams for over 15 years. He has coached over 100 people to successful career changes.
He brings significant commercial and marketing expertise to any project, with 10 years of management experience at Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Colgate Palmolive.
Recognised as a thought leader in the veterinary industry, he has been invited to speak at numerous international seminars, events, Universities and company programmes. Adrian is also a Director at Vets, Stay, Go, Diversify.
Sophia is a veterinary surgeon and former British Army officer. She qualified as a vet in 2007 from the University of Cambridge. She has has worked as an equine and small animal clinician in the private and charity sectors, as well as serving as a Veterinary Officer with the army, including deployments to Afghanistan, Jordan, and Germany.
Sophia’s professional interests relate to the (many!) potential benefits of technology, data science, and behavioural economics to animal healthcare.
Sophia lives on a farm in the Welsh borders with her husband, two sons, and wayward Border Terrier.
Share your experience from your time in practice to roles and responsibilities that you have had
These are things that must be in place in order for you to consider a role. Location or working hours are common features here.
Remi is a stay-versifier who works as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Vet Student. When she isn’t studying, she works behind the scenes at VSGD to help support the community pages and Secret Support emails.
Remi has a passion for interprofessionalism in clinical practice and likes to help young students realise that anyone can pursue a career as a veterinary professional.