Getting a job in APHA or the civil service is one of our most requested career transitions.
We were joined by Liz Nabb a VIO, Katherine Lumb, an SVI and Sion Rowlands Veterinary Head of Careers and Education.
Find out about Liz’s story from farm vet, via PhD to VIO. This is a squiggly career for sure and Sion has many a tall tale to tell in his APHA work (plus a new book out soon too!).
Listen in to get all your pressing questions answered:
Keep an eye out for the new APHA jobs launching soon at https://vsgd.co/job-opportunities/search-for-jobs/
I spent 16 years in practice, initially mixed then farm only for the latter six years.
I developed an interest in sheep and expanded my sheep caseload to over 50% of my time over 10 years. This led to me choosing to leave practice and undertaking a full-time PhD in footrot in 2018.
I became part part-time Veterinary Investigation Officer at Starcross Veterinary Investigation Centre in June 2022, and took up a full-time post in January 2023.
I still pursue my interest in sheep, and lameness in sheep, and I am also part of the Wildlife Expert Group.