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

RCVS unveils Workforce Action Plan

The RCVS has released its new Workforce Action Plan which it hopes will help the sector tackle the problem of its own three Rs – recruitment, retention and return. The 60-page document, published on the college’s website, sets out seven main ambitions for the industry, together with some of the actions that it hopes will … Read more

MMI donates more than £1m to Vetlife

Vetlife has revealed it has now received more than £1 million in financial support from the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI). The core services offered by Vetlife – Vetlife Helpline, Vetlife health support and Vetlife financial support – have long received financial support from a number of professional organizations. Among these organizations is the RCVS, … Read more

sponsored Enhancing workplace culture in veterinary practices

Defining workplace culture The term “workplace culture” can mean a lot of things to different people, so it is often hard to define. Personally, I like to think of culture as the individual personality of a workplace. It is the emotional connection you feel towards your job when you go home – a lasting impression … Read more

Resilience in the face of global challenges: a Sri Lankan case example

Imagine your Monday morning commute. You try to fill up at your local petrol station only to find a mile-long queue that’s been there since Friday – the petrol station is still dry. Public transportation options are limited – no fuel for buses and the train you’re lucky to board is standing room only. You … Read more

CVS launches ‘industry-leading’ mentoring training course

Practice group CVS has launched what it calls an “industry-leading” training course to equip its mentors with additional skills to develop high-flying veterinary professionals. The new Coaching and Mentoring Applied in Practice training course has been designed to improve the day-to-day experiences of graduate vets and student nurses by upskilling colleagues supporting their development. Modules … Read more

Abusive clients: fractious or fragile?

One of the most common and, at the same time, disheartening, scenes that takes place in the clinic’s waiting room is an angry client, openly complaining or even offending the members of the team. Internet forums burst with stories about abusive customers that disrupt the work of veterinary workplaces and cause emotional injuries to the … Read more

BVNA reveals 2022 award winners

Vet nurses were celebrated at the 2022 BVNA Congress Awards as winners were revealed at the organization’s flagship event in Telford last weekend (October 7 to 9).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Dr Paul Manktelow (@drpaul_thevet) The accolades were handed out during the congress’ feline-themed dinner dance on Saturday … Read more

Address landlord concerns to retain pet ownership – SCAS

Understanding and addressing the concerns of landlords is key to allowing pet owners to keep their animals when they go into rented accommodation. This was one of the key points made at the Society of Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) annual conference last month (18 September), where speakers discussed a broad range of issues, including the … Read more