Naomi Roberts currently is the Deputy Director, Heads of Professions at the Department for International Development. She previously practiced as a vet but has since taken up roles in government. The blog team managed to sit down with Naomi and talk through her career to give budding vets some great advice.
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Francisco, a higher scientific officer for the Food Standard Agency (FSA) reflects on his career from university to the FSA.
Deborah, a vet advisor for APHA, discusses her non-traditional veterinary work as a veterinary advisor for APHA.
Daniel Donachie, a Senior Veterinary Inspector for the Animal and Plant Health Agency, discusses his year secondment with the EuFMD in Rome.
In his blog John talks about why the Civil Service is a great place to work and the enormous benefits of mentoring or being a mentee. John Lawrence is the Operations Head Veterinarian at the Food Standards Agency…. and a first time “blogger”!
Antonio discusses his veterinary career and some of the reasons why he enjoys his work.
In this blog, Caroline explains why she switched from zoology to veterinary medicine and started her current job as a government vet.
Mark Chambers is a scientist for the Animal and Plant Health Agency and is the principal investigator for the oral badger vaccine research programme. He is also a Professor in Veterinary Bacteriology at the University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
Anthony Ridge talks about his Parliamentary Veterinary Internship with Lord Trees and his move to work with the Animal and Plant Health Agency
Mary Thomson discusses some of the opportunities and achievements she gained from her secondment working as the veterinary co-ordinator with the Chief Veterinary Officer.