Vet In Practice – Helping Vets Find Their Feet

This is the website dedicated to your veterinary career, enhancing the development of practising vets in the UK and abroad. Whether you are looking to be an employed vet, a lifelong locum, or one of tomorrow's practice principals, this is the site where you can find the expert advice for your career.

Here on this site you'll find articles and posts by veterinary-specific companies, experienced vets, and a host of knowledge from inside and outside the profession. Vet In Practice (VIP) covers the range of practice - whether you are a final year student or a practitioner looking forward to retirement!

My name is Tim Mainland; I'm here to help, joined by my partners, who blog as The Professionals.

Forums, Twitter, Facebook – the choice is yours

Vet In Practice (VIP) is a site that exists to support and mentor veterinary surgeons from new grads to experienced practitioners. While my partners and I are pleased to help with any business and practice issues you face, we warmly encourage other practitioners to contribute or offer their own insight into today's veterinary issues.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the VIP forums here. Welcome! I'm very pleased to meet you.

And finally a few words from Liz Mossop -

Starting out in practice is an exciting part of a veterinary career - but it can also be stressful. The complexities of entering the workplace often throw up some tricky questions! Vet in Practice will help young vets find out information they need from a network of other new grads and more experienced members of the profession. It will also help those considering the next step in practice ownership a few years down the line.

Liz Mossop BVM&S MMedSci(Clin Ed) PhD MAcadMEd MRCVS
Associate Professor of Veterinary Education, University of Nottingham

What's New?

Choosing the retirement option that’s right for you

The freedom to choose how and when you access your pension  Your retirement should be something to look forward to, not worry about how to make ends meet. Whatever you want to do, understanding how to build up enough retirement savings and how pensions work should help you achieve your goals.   Your accumulated pension […]


Today is mental health awareness day- by Carolyne Crowe

Today is mental health awareness day. A day dedicated to providing information, raising awareness and creating an understanding of Mental Health issues. Because directly or indirectly we will all come across mental health illnesses once in our lives. Working in a veterinary practice frequently involves pressure. How we cope with that pressure determines whether or not the situation is […]


The Elephant in the room – by Vetinpractice

There has been a recent heated discussion in the Twittersphere centred around the topic of vet working hours, and childcare. It was all kicked off by an excellent blog by Cat Henstridge (@Cat_The_Vet) who had a bit of a problem one Saturday when she was meant to be doing surgery, and her childcare let her […]


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