A day in the life

The life of a veterinary professional varies hugely from one day to the next, across a host of different roles - from practice to research, industry to government.


In this new feature, exclusively for Vet Sustain, we'll take our group members behind the scenes to find out if there is such thing as a 'typical' day and how we can all embrace sustainability in our working lives. 

Ruth Clements

Head of Veterinary Programmes,  Benchmark

"As influencers we have a strong role to play in societal leadership and advocacy"

Andrew Prentis

Veterinary Surgeon


"Join VetSustain. Join the Green Party. Read the papers. Follow the science and be the planet's advocate"

Ellie West

Veterinary Anaesthetist


"We have a unique opportunity to make our stakeholders aware of environmental impacts and add a cultural authority"

Lawrence Brown

Veterinary & Consultant

"I speak with a number of investors and they are all talking about sustainability"



Managing Director, Paragon Veterinary Group

"Since getting involved with VetSustain,

I realise that we can have an impact in nearly everything we do."



Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon, Vets4pets

"No matter who you are or what your job is, there are changes you can make to drive sustainability."

Navaratnam Partheeban

Dairy Technical Specialist

"A large part of my job is demonstrating to farmers they can reduce antimicrobials without adversely affecting their herd"



Locum Veterinary Nurse & 

founder of Zero Waste Veterinary

"I think that our collective voice can have a very big impact."


Agriculture Manager,

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

"I'm passionate about managing animal welfare through "corporate governance" - in a nutshell using business as a force for good to drive progress at scale!"



Consultant Project Manager

"A shift in mindset from maximal production to optimal production is needed"



Director, The Horseback Consultancy Ltd and VetOffset

"There are already some notable sustainability leaders within the veterinary community and we should celebrate their work."