New vets urged to improve salary negotiation skills

New vets urged to improve salary negotiation skills

Students and new veterinary graduates have been urged to improve salary negotiation skills and increase their value in the market place with the help of an upcoming webinar.

Lennon Foo, from Amity Vets in Newton Abbot, is presenting a free two-part series to share his experience, trade secrets, and methods on how to understand and negotiate wages.

Those who attend can also find out how to balance the client’s outcome with the practice income and how to discuss the cost of treatment with pet owners.

The first part of the series will be on 31 January from 7pm to 8:30pm, and the second part on 7 February from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Dr Foo said: “Discussing salary has never been taught nor explained. Most vets and vet students have no idea how their salaries are calculated, much less how to negotiate their salary.

“They may not be aware of the value they bring to the practice and not know how to value themselves. Without an ability to value oneself, they have no idea how much they should be paid.

“Money is not a commonly talked about topic at all – especially in the vet profession, as we are supposed to ‘do it for the love of the animals.’”

To register for the event, contact Dr Foo at