RVC student stars in campaign to inspire young people

A veterinary nurse and fourth-year vet student is leading a new campaign that it is hoped will inspire young people from all backgrounds to consider a career in the veterinary professions. Remi Onabolu – an RVC student who works as both a locum VN and for the careers group Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify – features … Read more

Referral center’s bronze award for campaign to cut emissions and waste

A referral center’s drive to cut emissions, waste and costs has earned it a national environmental award. Veterinary Specialists Scotland (VSS) has received a bronze award from Investors in the Environment (iiE) following a sustainability campaign at the Livingston hospital. In an audit of its sustainability efforts, VSS was praised for implementing a good environmental … Read more

Autumn dangers poster campaign launches

An animal health company has launched a new poster campaign to emphasize the need for speed if pets are affected by common seasonal toxins. Veterinary practices are being offered the chance to display the TVM-UK artwork in their waiting rooms in a bid to raise owners’ awareness of common autumnal dangers to pets. Toxic substances … Read more

RVC research urges new campaign to promote sheep vaccination training

A new campaign is needed to improve vaccination administration and training in the UK sheep farming industry, RVC researchers have said. The call follows a survey of hundreds of farmers that found most could not identify the correct position for three types of jabs to be delivered. But while nearly 84% of respondents said they … Read more

Tuna heads new ‘Save Our Breath’ campaign on flat-faced breeds

A veterinary nurse who took care of a bulldog that has to sleep with its head on a pillow to aid breathing is promoting a new campaign against extreme breeding. Tuna, who was rescued by the RSPCA last September, is now living with RVN Katherine Maling, who works at the charity’s Blackberry Farm Animal Center … Read more

‘It’s neocolonialism’: campaign to ban UK imports of hunting trophies condemned | Global development

Britain’s international environment minister, Zac Goldsmith, and celebrity anti-trophy campaigners like Ricky Gervais have been accused of neocolonialism by African community leaders, who warn they are ignoring the voices of people who live alongside elephants, lions and other wildlife. The UK government is expected to bring forward a ban on the import of hunting trophies … Read more

Vets4Pets launches national campaign to champion industry heroes

Practice group Vets4Pets has launched a national campaign to celebrate and thank all veterinary teams caring for the nation’s pets. In launching the campaign, the group said it wants to champion everyone working across the professions to showcase their passion, dedication and commitment. Vets4Pets said the campaign followed its Project Listen report, which raised the … Read more

Will New York City’s “There Is No Poop Fairy” Campaign Resolve A Smelly Situation?

New York City has made great strides to create a welcoming environment for canine companions to live in, and it seems to be working! According to a study performed this past year by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, there are currently over 600,000 dogs who call this lively city home. And while there … Read more

New campaign to help empower VNs to tackle workplace incivility

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is heading up a series of initiatives that aim to empower vet nurses to challenge incivility and encourage sustainable changes in the workplace. In partnership with the BVNA and VetLed – a provider of human factors skills training for veterinary professionals – the newly launched civility training sessions are … Read more