Charlie Carnochan's career as a vet has gone from strength to strength since his graduation in 2004.
|Year of Graduation||2004|
Your time at the University
Why did I decide to study in Edinburgh? The beauty of the city and the warm comfortable feeling I had when I first arrived meant I had to study there! I still feel a sense of excitement and joy as I arrive in the city, it's a great city and a great University. I had only happy times at the Vet School in Edinburgh where I was lucky enough to meet my wife. Would I do it all again? Definitely yes, and I would without doubt choose Edinburgh. It's my second home – I love Edinburgh.
Would I do it all again? Definitely yes, and I would without doubt choose Edinburgh.
Tell us about your experiences since leaving the University
I started working at Donview Veterinary Centre in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, as an assistant vet. It was a great practice to spend my first years and couldn't have had better support as a new graduate. In fact I am still there now as a director and will likely stay until retirement! The ethos of offering the best support we can to new graduates and to veterinary students continues today.
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