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

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

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

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

Vet school hockey team stands out from the herd with new cow print kits

The University of Bristol’s vet school hockey team has a new sponsor, which has provided cow print kit for its players. IVC Evidensia Farm Vets has become the open sponsor for the 2021/22 season, providing a distinctive black and white livery to ensure players stand out for all their games. Winning Aimee Hutcheson, who plays … Read more

sponsored Building an exciting future, together.

Veterinary graduates who want to build a progressive, far-reaching career should start as they mean to go on: by choosing a supportive, structured working environment with incredible scope for clinical and professional development. That’s the message from Medivet who are very successfully building the best place to work in the Veterinary industry by looking after … Read more

Female leaders call for action over inequality

A former president of the RCVS has called for more to be done to tackle systemic sexism and stamp out gender inequality within the UK veterinary profession. Speaking at BSAVA Congress, IVC Evidensia chief medical officer Amanda Boag described inequality as the “most important” subject she’d ever spoken about the event and warned that complacency … Read more