Career coaching and mentorship


Dr Marvin J.Firth MRCVS has worked in first opinion, referral and academic practice with experience in the UK, Europe and US. As well as being an established clinician, he has assisted aspiring veterinary surgeons of the future and those wishing to develop animal science and equine industry focussed careers. His experience working closely with veterinary institutions and assisting those through discovering a veterinary related career, university application, interview preparation and university life has seen many students flourish in their ambitions. Consultations can be provided in the home or via Skype to give guidance and structure to individual applications and tailored to each student and family request in a friendly and approachable manner.

  • Knowledge of UK veterinary profession and UK and international veterinary institutions
  • Award-winning small animal and equine practices
  • Innovative approach to veterinary medicine and education
  • Board member or Trustee of two international animal charities

Dr Firth is able to assist with the following

  • Latest information on university admission requirements and protocols
  • Individual consultations on veterinary applications and current topics
  • UCAS application and personal statement opinions
  • Network of clinicians and establishments for ‘work experience’ placements
  • Interview preparation and ‘mock interview’
  • Preparing for the veterinary undergraduate course
  • School or college careers presentations

For further information and assistance please email with the subject ‘Careers coaching’

The interview practice I had with you really helped both my confidence and insight into what my interview process would be like, and one of the questions you asked came up, so I felt I could answer that one well. I feel like encouragement from a vet is really valuable and I gained a lot of tips and facts that I could not have gained from a teacher.

Nottingham Veterinary entry

I approached Marvin looking for a professional opinion on my personal statement for my Veterinary Medicine Application. He provided support and advice, which helped fine tune my application and gain confidence to submit it. The result was two interviews at prestigious Veterinary Schools. He also supported me in preparing for my interviews which subsequently led to an offer to study. I’m very grateful for all the help and support from Marvin and would recommend his help to anyone looking to study Veterinary medicine.

RVC entry 2019