VN diversity group celebrates role models

The VN Diversity, Inclusivity and Widening Participation Working Group (DIWP) is calling on the profession to celebrate its role models as it marks DIWP Role Models Month with a new campaign. Throughout June, the Role Models Campaign will champion the DIWP group’s inspirational role models, and give space to share their stories and experiences. Role … Read more

Vet group introduces £ 30k pay rate for RVNs

One of the largest UK vet groups has announced a pay hike for all its RVNs to a minimum of £ 30,000 a year in a symbolic boost for the profession’s status. The base salary figure has been introduced by Medivet this month across its entire network of 350 branches. The news has been welcomed … Read more

Regulator throws VetPartners’ acquisition of Goddard Veterinary Group into doubt

VetPartners’ acquisition of the Goddard Veterinary Group has been thrown into doubt after an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) raised serious competition concerns about the deal. The CMA served an initial enforcement order in November 2021, which effectively forced both practice groups to continue operating as separate entities, before launching its initial … Read more

Group adds head of workforce engagement

Vets4Pets has appointed Gudrun Ravetz as head of workplace engagement to help support colleagues and partners in veterinary practices. With more than 20 years’ experience, Mrs Ravetz has worked as a clinician in private practice and for charity, and is a former president of both the BVA and SPVS. New role In addition to her … Read more

Group appoints new chief operating officer

Veterinary group Linnaeus has appointed Tim Richardson as its chief operating officer (COO). Prior to his appointment, Dr Richardson was managing director of three referral hospitals owned by the group – Davies Veterinary Specialists, London Veterinary Specialists and Southfields Veterinary Specialists – and a number of its primary care sites. With more than 20 years’ … Read more

Kent vet group becomes first to scoop gold from Investors in Customers – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Kent-based Pennard Vets has become the first in the country to be awarded gold accreditation from Investor in Customers (IIC). IIC is an independent customer experience agency which conducts assessments, develops insights and awards annual accreditations to businesses. For its accreditations, IIC uses feedback from customers, employees and the management team to assess the customer … Read more