Thursday, June 30, 2016

UVM Košice Class of 2016

Today the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice class of 2016 graduated as fully fledged Doctors of Veterinary Medicine.
I went along to graduation to congratulate the class and it was great to see how proud everyone's friends and families were.
Three students gave speeches which really hit home about how important it is that we stick together and support each other throughout our time here.
This year we have people graduating from the UK and Ireland, Norway, Iceland, France, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Malta and even Canada!

Speaking to people, it seems that everyone already has a job to go to or the few that don't are in the process of interviews; some are even going to work with Košice alumni.
That speaks for itself really that practices are eager, and in some cases actively seeking, to employ graduates from European vet schools; something I know applicants and new students are often worried about.

Good luck to everyone and can't wait to hear how they all get on in their new jobs!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Your Chickens Poultry People - Lewis Wescott

I was really pleased to be asked to appear in the Poultry People feature of Your Chickens magazine this month, June 2016.

I spoke with Jeremy Hobson who wrote the article and focused on my vet studies and aspirations of a career in avian medicine!
The photo with the article is an oldie that the magazine have used before. I did send some more recent photos taken in practicals at vet school but as they're all taken on iPhones the quality isn't high enough to print.

Mission for this summer is to get some new photos!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Puppy play time

The best thing about being at vet school is other vet students asking for favours... Yesterday Brigid asked me to look after the puppies for her and of course I obliged!

They're kept down at Anička with the university kennels and they have a dog field with agility course.
Darya is a Dachsbracke and Freya is a German Wirehaired Pointer.

Daria isn't sure about selfies
but Freya loves it