SRUC announces Jim Anderson as head of veterinary education

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has taken its next step towards opening the UK’s 12th vet school by appointing a head of veterinary education. Jim Anderson will play a leading role in shaping and growing what will become Scotland’s third vet school, and the country first since the opening of the University of Glasgow School of … Read more

Temporary OV registration continues to avoid ‘cliff edge’

Temporary registration of non-UK qualified European vets to provide meat hygiene controls in England and Wales will continue for a further year, RCVS council decided today (9 June). At its meeting of full council, members voted overwhelmingly to a Food Standards Agency (FSA) request to continue the scheme and avoid a “cliff edge” situation that … Read more

Dates set for BSAVA Student Congress 2022

Vet students and new graduates from across the UK are being invited to the free BSAVA Student Congress 2022 later this month. The event – organized by Sophie Oliver, senior student representative for the University of Nottingham, with support from fellow Nottingham BSAVA reps and the BSAVA – is running via Zoom on 18 and … Read more

UCLan reveals new vet school building plans

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has revealed plans to create a new building to house Lancashire’s only veterinary school. Based at the university’s Preston campus, the four-storey property will be home to the 11th veterinary school in the UK, and will be a base for students and staff on foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses … Read more

Report outlines options for student EMS

A report outlining three possible models for the future provision of student EMS has been released by the RCVS today (12 May). The options, all suggested at a stakeholder day held in November, will now be worked up into viable proposals and action plans to go before the RCVS education committee later this month. The … Read more

Top grades for vet schools in research review

Vet schools in the UK have received top grades in a national assessment of the strength and quality of university research. All seven of the vet schools that participated in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) had the majority of their research ranked as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, with some also acknowledged for the … Read more

Making a career comeback – vets’ support and guidance availability

After deciding to return to practice after a break, you’re probably raring to go and want to start your new job as soon as possible. However, you may also be feeling some apprehension. It can be daunting to return to practice after a career break – especially if you have been off the register for … Read more

Pennard Vets in UK-first trial of smart glasses

VetCT has announced the initial results from the first UK trial of smart glasses in a vet practice situation. The veterinary teleradiology and tele consulting company has teamed up with Pennard Vets in Kent for the trial, which had already shown potential for real-time feedback and advice with the hands-free videography device. It is the … Read more

Facing up to impostor syndrome: will the real me please stand up?

While impostor syndrome resonates with lots of people across many professions, it can be more prevalent among high-achieving, self-pressurising individuals. These traits are commonplace among veterinary practitioners – and many experience that feeling of being an impostor. You can hear it in the words and phrases that we choose – for example, “I was just … Read more

Cambridge vet school trust’s hospital donations top £ 1m

Donations through a charity trust to fund equipment at The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH) have now exceeded the. 1 million mark. Fund-raising and donations to the University of Cambridge Veterinary School Trust (Camvet) has paid for equipment including syringe drivers to continuously deliver IV medicines, an ultrasonic cleaner for surgical equipment and equine positioning … Read more