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

‘Work with us to fix the labor crisis’, BCVA president tells Government

Labor shortages in the food and farming sector are putting the mental health of those working in it at risk, the president of the BCVA has warned. Elizabeth Berry has urged ministers to work with the industry to tackle what she termed an “immediate crisis”, which she fears could also jeopardize food security and animal … Read more

RCVS launches new digital learning platform

A new digital learning platform for veterinary professionals has been launched by the RCVS. The RCVS Academy is intended to update practitioners on new developments in the sector, as well as to help maintain professional standards. Key areas Content is currently offered in five main areas: leadership and coaching, working in the UK, ownership and … Read more

RCVS to issue revised clinical and ethics guidance for vets

New clinical and ethical guidance on practice and research issues for vets is set to be published by the RCVS this week. The update to its Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons will also include specific advice on clinical veterinary research (CVR), where procedures are performed both for the animal’s benefit and to generate … Read more

RCVS report recommends making it easier for BAME students to report discrimination at EMS placements – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have published recommendations on how support for Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) veterinary students can be improved. The report is the culmination of the work of a joint RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group, set up to explore key issues in supporting BAME veterinary … Read more

New RCVS guidance on religious clothing in veterinary practice – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have jointly published new guidelines on accommodating religious clothing and beliefs in veterinary education and clinical settings. Although developed by the RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group ostensibly for use by Universities, EMS placement host practices and other educational establishments, it … Read more

Report urges sector to do more for BAME students on campus and placement

A new report has called for more to be done to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) veterinary students, both at university and on placements. The joint document from the RCVS and Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) has been released alongside updated guidance on accommodating religious clothing and beliefs in the learning and clinical arenas. … Read more

TOCES ‘new teaching facilities enhance equine veterinary nurse training

The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) has strengthened the training experience for its student vet nurses with the completion of its purpose-built equine educational facilities near Newmarket, Suffolk. The new facilities – partially funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – include a spacious lecture room, library, clinical skills teaching area and … Read more

BVA and RCVS jointly host FVE assembly

The latest Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) General Assembly has been held in London following a two-year delay due to COVID. Around 200 guests from across Europe and North America attended the event at Church House, Westminster, which was jointly hosted by the BVA and RCVS. Ukraine vets Guests included a delegation from the … Read more