The Vet Futures Action Group was set up to turn the recommendations of Vet Futures: taking charge of our future into realistic actions.

Over the coming months, each member of the Group will reflect here on their area of focus, and their experiences during the six-month period leading to the publication of the Vet Futures Action Plan.

Action Plan themes
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The next generation

Helena Diffey is the past President of the Association of Veterinary Students UK and Ireland (AVS). In this role she represented vet students on a range of professional forums and coordinates the central AVS committee.

Helena is in her fifth year of study at the Royal Veterinary College, having intercalated in Global Health at Imperial College, London. She enjoys the great variety within veterinary medicine, from lab work to surgery, and has a wider interest in epidemiology, neglected diseases, policy making and veterinary education.

“Only half of recent graduates say their career has matched expectations,” revealed a survey from the Vet Futures project in 2015. As a student on the verge of beginning my career in the veterinary profession, this was a pretty distressing statistic to find out.”…

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