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Psychometric testing for vet students could help selection

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Prospective vets should be the subject of army-style ‘stress tests’ and psychometric assessments, the president of the British Equine Veterinary Association has suggested.

Speaking during a panel discussion about recruitment and retention at the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) Congress, Renate Weller said she did not believe that today’s millennial vet students were necessarily any less resilient than older vets.

However, she added that she would nonetheless support reforming the selection process to try and better select for individuals who are sufficiently resilient to be able to …

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