How often does someone’s career turn out as they plan? Animal and Plant Health Veterinary Adviser Iain Bell looks back at how his career has been shaped by the opportunities that life throws up.
Advice, learning opportunities, courses, events and other ways GVS can help develop your veterinary career.
Bev Hopkins, Veterinary Investigation Officer, talks about her first government veterinary job in field services and other interesting opportunities she's had.
Rebeca Garcia, President of the Association of Government Veterinarians, on why all government veterinarians, including official veterinarians, should complete the Government Veterinarian’s Wellbeing Survey.
In his final blog before his retirement, Nigel Gibbens talks about the value of government veterinary work and reflects on the interesting path that led him to become the UK Chief Veterinary Officer.
As part of her studies at the Royal Veterinary College, Helena Diffey reveals what she learned from her 2 week extra-mural study at APHA's Westminster office.
Jane Clark talks about how she moved into veterinary politics with a small "p", and why it's important for the voices of vets to be heard at a political level.
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.
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.