Linda Smith started out with a passion for becoming a horse vet. After a career taking in the FMD outbreak in 2001 to working in policy in core Defra, she still hasn't seen many horses but she's got more stories to tell than she thought possible.
Advice, learning opportunities, courses, events and other ways GVS can help develop your veterinary career.
The Association of Government Veterinarians and Veterinary Public Health Association's November Conference is this Thursday. APHA's Kate Sharpe gets evangelical about why you should make the effort to attend.
It's not just government departments that have veterinary needs, our military forces also have dogs and horses that need looking after. Lieutenant Adam Young of the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment talks about his roles and responsibilities in his day job as a military vet and soldier.
From evaluating evidence to social research, Government Veterinary Adviser Ele Brown, looks at how complimentary her veterinary training skills were to policy making.
In a guest post from the Chief Vet for New South Wales, Dr Christine Middlemiss talks about a career that's challenging, exciting, daunting and rewarding.
From working with industry to dealing with bTB, Estevao Simoes, a Senior Veterinary Inspector for APHA for 11 years, offers some advice to those considering a future career as a government vet.