News and Views

Latest news and summaries of issues affecting practice life…
Read our brief Vetfutures summaries, keep up to date with Brexit and developments in the profession.

Dealing with difficult clients

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

Vet Futures

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

Ireland: Vet Practice Survey Report

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

BREXIT

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
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