New cattle lameness training program unveiled

Plans for a new training program that aims to reduce lameness in the UK’s cattle herd have been unveiled. The joint initiative by the BCVA and the Cattle Hoof Care Standards Board (CHCSB) is set to be launched this autumn, with one and three-day courses expected to be offered in the coming months. Lantra-approved The … Read more

Lameness: update on preventing, treating and managing conditions

Image © Terri Cage / Adobe Stock Lameness is generally considered to be an aberration in a horse’s gait and movement. It may or may not be related to pain; however, as veterinarians entrusted with the welfare of our patients, we must responsibly rule out pain as a source in the first instance. Orthopedic injuries … Read more

Big thumbs up for SVN’s sign language skills

A student nurse at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service played a vital role in a major operation to cure a dog’s lameness. Emma Paul, who is training at the West Midlands-based, Linnaeus-owned small animal hospital, was not directly involved in the surgery to repair a damaged cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in a cocker spaniel, … Read more

PODCAST: Stephanie Sorrell – a Mindful Vet’s journey

In this latest Vet Times Jobs People Match Podcast, Stephanie Sorrell – also known as The Mindful Vet – joins us to talk about her veterinary journey, the challenges she has faced, well-being and issues around burnout. ____________________ STEPHANIE SORRELL BVetMed(Hons) MANZCVS DipECVIM-CA MRCVS Stephanie graduated from the RVC and undertook her residency in internal … Read more

PODCAST: Emily Bridges on diversifying – and how to do it

Welcome to this latest Vet Times Jobs People Match Podcast, where we delighted to be joined by Emily Bridges, graduate program lead at Vets4Pets. Emily has diversified in her career, and here she takes us through her own journey to help others looking to make a change in the direction of their own working lives. … Read more

PODCAST: Advice on driving your veterinary career forward, with Steve Bailey

When it comes to your career journey, you’re the one in the driving seat. But what’s the destination, how do you get there – and how do you even know when you’ve arrived? In this exclusive People Match podcast, coach and change facilitator Steve Bailey offers advice on plotting your future, setting goals and the … Read more

Engelberg-bound for ‘top-grade’ equine CPD

The course organizers, Henry Tremaine and Catherine Mayes, must be applauded for taking a large risk in arranging this excellent live event. The whole group proudly wearing our conference BOVA jackets. I was so keen to participate that I had a senior moment when I left my home. I arrived at Terminal 5 at Heathrow … Read more