Working with animals requires a specific set of skills, the most important one being a passion for animals. Showing your potential employer that you care about the welfare of animals is an important step in your veterinary career and alongside other essential skills, you’ll be on track to landing your next position.
Here are some top examples that will show your passion for animals.
Hands-on experience and voluntary work
You don’t need to have a long list of paid positions to show that you’re passionate about animals. Voluntary work is still a great way of demonstrating your dedication and interest in animals as this shows employers that you truly love what you do and have actively sought more experience in this field.
Of course, any animal-related positions that you have previously held are an advantage as well as unpaid experience. Don’t forget to include the key responsibilities that you conducted during each role including additional duties, as this will show how you’ve gone above and beyond.
A degree or qualifications
Depending on which position you’re applying for or interested in pursuing, most veterinary roles require a related degree or qualifications. Studying animal care is a surefire way of showing your passion for animals both theoretically and practically.
Think carefully during the interview
It’s completely normal to feel nervous during your interview and this can cause you to fumble over your words and forget important details. You’ll want to come across as confident and passionate no matter what role you’re going for so think about good examples you can use. If you can’t think off the top of your head then there’s no harm in asking if you can come back to your question so you can answer with a well thought out reply.
At VetPro Recruitment, we match new and experienced veterinary professionals to roles throughout the UK. We have a comprehensive database of high-quality veterinary vacancies throughout the UK, which allows us to accurately match the best suited jobs to your skills and job criteria. Get in touch with us today for more information.