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Young Vet Network
Is the veterinary profession family friendly?

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With more than 80 per cent of new UK veterinary graduates being female, the profession needs to ensure that there are enough opportunities available for vets returning to work after a career break. Young Vet Network member Laura Parish considers the issues.

The majority of women will take a career break to have a family, and many may want to return to practice on a part-time basis while the children are young. Traditionally, long and inflexible hours make this difficult, especially for working in the equine and farm sectors. Without the opportunity for flexible working, …

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