May 13-20th is MH awareness week. Are you stressed? Take a stress test from the Mental Health Foundation to find out Continue reading
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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
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
What are we teaching our vet students outside the lecture theatre? A worrying culture seems evident, based on recent studies both in the UK and over the pond. Continue reading
Consults frequently last longer than 10 minutes. Continue reading