At Vets Now, we’re always on the lookout for vets whose determination to succeed is almost as great as their devotion to helping pets.

We’re aware that, for almost every vet, graduating is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream. But we also know it takes hard work, guts and commitment to reach that stage.

One person who exudes all of the qualities we’re looking for in our vets is Sara Jackson, who studied for 13 years before finally achieving her ambitions.

Sara, who is a senior vet in our Gateshead clinic, failed to get into vet school on two occasions.

But she refused to be deterred and now has a PhD to her name, as well as a degree in zoology, a degree in veterinary medicine, and an advanced practitioner certificate.