Training firm hopes human factors course will take off in veterinary industry

Veterinary professionals will be given the chance to pilot a commercial airliner as part of a new human factors course aimed at the sector. Trainetics, which delivers human factors and leadership training and consultancy, is launching the fully immersive course in January, utilizing its unique partnership with British Airways’ (BA) Global Learning Academy at Heathrow … Read more

Former E&J boss loses employment tribunal over dismissal

The former managing director of Eville and Jones (E&J) has lost a claim for unfair and wrongful dismissal against the company. Jason Aldiss brought the action after he was dismissed from his role with the Leeds-based firm two years ago, on the grounds of gross misconduct. But the claim was dismissed by an employment tribunal, … Read more

RVN struck off the register following child sex offenses admission

An RVN has been struck off the register after being handed a suspended prison sentence earlier this year for making indecent images of children. Although a disciplinary committee said the offenses were “fundamentally incompatible” with the role, it granted the nurse anonymity after accepting concerns for their and their family’s safety. Indecent images The nurse, … 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

Practice Profile: Southfields Veterinary Specialists

If any practice mirrors the rapid growth of the UK’s veterinary referral sector in recent years, then it’s Southfields in Basildon, Essex. In less than a decade, the business has grown from one that employed 10 people in a 5,000 sq ft building to one that now boasts a team of almost 150 in a … Read more

Manchester RVN reprimanded by Disciplinary Committee for being drunk on a plane – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Katherine Heyes RVN has been reprimanded and warned as to her future conduct by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee after she was convicted of being drunk in an aircraft. At first glance, one might ask why? After all, who – other than the pilot – would fly with Thomas Cook sober? However, there’s a world … Read more

RVN reprimanded and warned about conduct following plane incident

An RVN who admitted being drunk on a plane more than three years ago has been reprimanded and warned as to her future conduct. Katherine Heyes was branded “every passenger’s worst nightmare” by a judge who handed her a 12-month community order for the offense in the summer of 2020. But, despite finding her unfit … Read more

Got struck off for stealing drugs and reporting to work unfit to practice

A vet who stole prescription-only drugs from his practice and reported to work unfit has been struck off the register of practicing veterinary surgeons. The RCVS disciplinary committee has directed that Doncaster-based veterinary surgeon Stephen Prichard be removed from the register after he was found to have taken and used controlled drugs, reported for work … Read more

RCVS brings in new preliminary disciplinary structure

The RCVS is tomorrow (1 October) bringing in what it terms “a streamlined” investigation process for concerns reported against veterinary professionals. A structure that previously saw potential cases considered by a case examiner group to check for an “arguable case” of serious professional misconduct is being replaced by one where all cases go before a … Read more

VN struck off register for practicing while unregistered

A veterinary nurse has been ordered to be struck off the RCVS register for falsifying records and practicing while unregistered. The RCVS disciplinary committee requested the Doncaster-based vet nurse be removed from the register after she admitted falsifying a number of clinical records and holding herself out as an RVN, while not being registered. Charges … Read more