Dr. Joanna Cates, clinical psychologist, writes for Vetsnet:
“It’s sadly not uncommon for veterinary staff to be on the receiving end of some pretty difficult behaviour from their clients – and I’m not talking about those of the animal variety. I mean the human ones! Rude, grumpy, ungrateful – perhaps even aggressive. From time to time all vets know what it’s like to have to deal with clients whose social skills are less than ideal. Continue reading
In this blog for Vetsnet, Alison Lambert of Onswitch discusses the important considerations if you’re thinking of moving from employee to employer, financial and otherwise. Continue reading
Keep up to date with disease, drug and treatment trends, and topical news. These e-newsletters are written by vets in practice, collating all the pertinent changes to practice life. Continue reading
Over 11,000 respondents contributed to the consultation by the RCVS (the highest number to date).
A very high proportion of veterinary nurses (92%) and a clear majority of veterinary surgeons (71%) agreed that veterinary nurses should be able to undertake additional areas of work. Continue reading
Traditionally, we’re a reactive profession. In a modern era moving at an exponentially rapid rate, we need to start being PROACTIVE and future-proofing. Join the debate and get involved… before the change happens and you wish you’d had your say earlier.
We’re summarising the RCVS/BVA joint initiative to encourage the veterinary profession to take control of its destiny. It seeks to discover, alongside members, how the veterinary profession can remain sustainable and relevant, Continue reading
This is not a well researched subject in our profession, but a recent survey revealed ways in which some individuals are affected. Continue reading
We embrace technology and progress in every other area of our lives, and doing so in our working life is vital to keep in step with society and future proof our profession. Innovation could lead to significant benefits across the veterinary industry. But we must take the lead Continue reading
This makes for interesting reading and highlights the challenges facing the future of veterinary practice in Ireland. Key areas noted to be a challenge by respondents included keeping accounts in order, succession planning, incorporation, compliance and maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Continue reading
Finally, mainstream media organisations are picking up on the mental health crisis facing the veterinary profession, with newspaper articles, local radio interviews and features Continue reading
The house of Lords concluded i n a report published 25th July 2017 that “Veterinarians play a key role in ensuring and inspecting farm animal health and welfare in the UK from farm to abattoir… We note the overwhelming reliance on non-UK EU citizens to fill crucial official veterinary positions in the UK