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New Graduates
On becoming a vet
  1. Christine Stobbs

    Christine Stobbs is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. She has extensive experience of working in the public sector, and with charities and commercial organisations. Her son graduated from Bristol veterinary school in 1998.

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THE transition from being a student to being a practising veterinary surgeon brings with it many changes and new responsibilities. Coping with these changes can render new graduates particularly vulnerable to stress. In this article, Christine Stobbs discusses this transition period and provides some suggestions for helping to ensure that it is as pain-free as possible.

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