BSAVA PetSavers offers increased research funding scheme

Applications are now open for the latest round of the BSAVA PetSavers Research Fellowship funding program, with more money now being made available to veterinary researchers. The scheme, which is intended to support academics in the early stages of their research careers, is making £70,000 of funding available. Criteria Grants can be used over a … Read more

Work experience database aims to widen access to veterinary careers

Vets in Scotland are being urged to get behind a new project aiming to inspire more young people to consider careers in the sector. Dozens of practices are already part of a database of sites that offer work experience for teenagers before they apply for their school places. The project is also offering support for … Read more

Rave reviews for 2022 London Vet Show

Organizers of the London Vet Show said they were “blown away” by the feedback for 2022’s event, with many hailing it as one of the best editions to date. More than 5,200 delegates, 300-plus speakers and upwards of 320 exhibitors packed the ExCeL London for two days on 17 and 18 November, CloserStill Media has … Read more

Abnormalities in pugs at risk of necrotising meningoencephalitis

Necrotising meningoencephalitis (NME) is a nasty inflammatory disease of the CNS that is rapidly progressive, hard to treat and often fatal. Because of its rapid progression, by the time a diagnosis is made, severe neurological problems are often already present. Pug dogs are genetically predisposed to the disease. Windsor et al1 performed a prospective observational … Read more

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

BVA Young Vet of the Year 2022 announced

A mixed animal vet from Aberystwyth praised for her “exceptional dedication” has been crowned BVA Young Vet of the Year 2022. Hannah Hunt collected the prestigious award at the BVA’s gala dinner at the London Marriott Hotel in Canary Wharf, where she was recognized for her passion and exceptional dedication across multiple species, including farm … Read more

RVC launches primary care and shelter medicine internships

The RVC is offering a new postgraduate program for practicing vets with a particular interest in primary care and shelter medicine. Believed to be the first program of its kind in the UK, the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Primary and Accessible Care and Education internship (PGDipV-PACE) is designed to develop clinicians’ skills in teaching and … Read more

Students take center stage at Vets Now 2022

The Vets Now ECC Congress came back with a bang, with almost 1,000 attendees attending the two-day event (3 to 4 November). After being held online for the past two years due to COVID, the congress returned to the live format at the Royal Armories in Leeds where vets, vet nurses, and other delegates made … Read more

Training placement system ‘broken’, senior academic tells BCVA Congress

A senior academic has described the system of arranging practical placements for veterinary students as “broken” amid calls for the sector to listen more to its future colleagues. David Barrett made the comment after delegates at the BCVA Congress in Birmingham were told student satisfaction rates for placements have fallen in recent years. But RCVS … Read more

sponsored Enhancing workplace culture in veterinary practices

Defining workplace culture The term “workplace culture” can mean a lot of things to different people, so it is often hard to define. Personally, I like to think of culture as the individual personality of a workplace. It is the emotional connection you feel towards your job when you go home – a lasting impression … Read more