RVC student stars in campaign to inspire young people

A veterinary nurse and fourth-year vet student is leading a new campaign that it is hoped will inspire young people from all backgrounds to consider a career in the veterinary professions. Remi Onabolu – an RVC student who works as both a locum VN and for the careers group Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify – features … Read more

Equine vet aims to help others after winning insurance disputes

An equine vet who was left facing potential paralysis if she returned to work after a serious neck injury has won a long-running dispute with her insurer. Judy Scrine said she now wants to use her experiences to help others in a similar position, as well as mentoring young vets entering the profession. Dr. Scrine … 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

Lesson in a box plan aims to inspire new generation of vet professionals

A new initiative that aims to inspire secondary school pupils to consider a career in the veterinary sector is set to be unveiled at the London Vet Show. Industry groups, academics and educational organizations have joined forces to create the Vet Team in a Box project, which is intended to give young people a taste … Read more

RCVS delays debate on under care proposals

Final discussions on controversial proposals to reform the “under care” guidelines for vets have been delayed by the RCVS. Members of the college’s council had been due to discuss responses to professional, public and stakeholder consultations when they meet in London tomorrow, Thursday 10 November. But officials have now confirmed that the debate will not … Read more

Get trauma-informed and help make a difference at the London Vet Show

A veterinary charity is offering delegates to this month’s London Vet Show (LVS) the chance to make a difference by signing up as one of its volunteers. Visitors can also hear how the work of the StreetVet team helped one homeless client rebuild his life, as well as learn about how to help clients or … Read more

Asylum-seeking vet’s plea for help to practice in Britain

An asylum-seeking vet who fled to Britain from his native Iran says more needs to be done to enable people like him to practice here. An online fund-raiser is supporting Arash Zare because he has to pay exam fees that are waived for people with formal refugee status. The RCVS said it is trying to … Read more

Training placement system ‘broken’, senior academic tells BCVA Congress

A senior academic has described the system of arranging practical placements for veterinary students as “broken” amid calls for the sector to listen more to its future colleagues. David Barrett made the comment after delegates at the BCVA Congress in Birmingham were told student satisfaction rates for placements have fallen in recent years. But 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

New BCVA president talks up ‘significant opportunities’ for the sector

Colin Mason. The new BCVA president has hailed the “significance” and “relevance” of the farm vet’s role as he took up his new office. Colin Mason succeeded Elizabeth Berry in the role at the association’s annual meeting in Birmingham on Friday 21 October. A graduate from The University of Edinburgh, Mr Mason is a veterinary … Read more