In this blog, Caroline explains why she switched from zoology to veterinary medicine and started her current job as a government vet.
Life as a government vet
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.
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.
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.
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.