My Vet Future: One-stop guide to veterinary careers

The British Veterinary Association and Vet Record  have launched a new online careers hub which offers future and existing vets and vet nurses resources to support and inspire them in career development, whatever stage of their career they are at.

Open access

The website, ‘My Vet Future’, was launched at London Vet Show on the 15th November and is a careers resource that is free of charge and available for anyone to use, whether already a member of the profession, or considering a career in veterinary medicine or nursing.

Caters for different scenarios

The new site offers targeted content structured around eight different categories, which include vets and vet nurses at various points in their careers. Individuals can access content relevant to their work sector and experience, as well as advice on how to take their career in a completely new direction.

Considering a career in the veterinary profession?

School students and undergraduates are also well catered for, with information on undertaking extramural studies as well as guidance for those looking to take the first steps towards embarking on a veterinary or veterinary nursing career.

My Vet Futures

My Vet Future features free editorial content and resources from a range of organisations including BVA, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) and the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS).

Existing careers content from Vet Record will also be available.

Part of the Vet Futures Project

The site has been developed as part of the Vet Futures project, the joint BVA/RCVS initiative, which set out a vision for the veterinary profession and recommended the creation of a one-stop-shop for careers advice and support to promote diverse career opportunities.

Commenting on the launch of My Vet Future, BVA President Simon Doherty said:

“This valuable resource is the result of superb collaboration, and it’s fantastic to see such an important initiative from the Vet Futures Action Plan coming to fruition.  We hope it will support and inspire existing and future vets and vet nurses from school through to retirement. It will be a valuable tool for students, professionals and the wider public to give them a better sense of the variety of roles that veterinary professionals perform throughout society.”

President of the BVNA, Wendy Nevins, said:

“There are always opportunities out there for qualified nurses to develop themselves and broaden their experience.  On top of that we are seeing real changes in employment patterns across the sector.  This initiative with BVA is a timely response, connecting our members with up to date information and opportunities which can support them throughout their careers.  We are pleased to be a part of it.”

Access to the resource

To access the resource, go to

Update from Jill Macdonald DipAVN (surgical) RVN FHEA