Earnings and prospects are never the same for any two vets, but everyone has to make early choices on these issues. After nearly 20 years of association with the veterinary profession, Keith Dickinson is well qualified to encapsulate the career issues that concern newly-qualified vets about their financial health and future wealth. Tax and the law are explained in plain language. The author puts professional employment in its economic context: the prospects of different types of practice and the likely development of the industry over the next decades are critical to your employment and financial decisions. It begins with the immediate choice between types of practice and location and the implications for salary and prospects, with pointers on making the best use of the interview for evaluating potential employers. The book helps assess the various packages on offer and their implications for one's own financial decisions.