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Designed to keep you up date with disease, drug and treatment trends, and topical news, the KiT newsletters are intended for those taking an extended break from practice. They are written by vets in practice, collating all the pertinent changes that may affect your smooth transition back into 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
Entries are now open for the SPVS/Mindmatters Vet Wellbeing Awards 2017, to recognise practices which value wellbeing. 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
This is not a well researched subject in our profession, but work is currently underway to research how individuals are affected. I would encourage you to take part in the Vetsurgeon.org survey 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