‘Pull together’ to overcome economic crisis, urges SPVS

The veterinary sector can overcome the growing economic crisis if its people “pull together and support each other” during the months ahead, a senior SPVS official has insisted. The rallying cry was delivered as the organization released the results of its latest Fees Survey, which suggested staff costs now account for nearly half of practice … Read more

Stand out from the crowd – getting recruitment right

The days of leafing through piles of CVs for a single vacancy appear dim and distant, and many bemoan spending thousands to advertise to what feels like an empty pool once swimming with applicants. Clearly, excellent jobs, teams and opportunities are out there; however, the way in which we hunt them down has changed. This … Read more

BVU – employers, ‘talk to us’ to fight the cost of living crisis

A union leader has urged employers to work with her organization – or risk the veterinary sector’s cost of living crisis becoming much worse. British Veterinary Union (BVU) chairperson Suzanna Hudson-Cooke said recent pay increases in the sector were inadequate and revealed members were already reporting staff giving up their jobs because of rising costs. … Read more

sponsored Part of the furniture… part of the future

Seventy years ago this year the Queen ascended the throne and Harry Corbett’s Sooty made his first appearance on the BBC. Slightly less well-known perhaps is that 2022 also sees Goddard Veterinary Group (GVG) celebrate its 70th anniversary. To mark the milestone, and dovetailing into Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM), we met up with two … 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

sponsored Building an exciting future, together.

Veterinary graduates who want to build a progressive, far-reaching career should start as they mean to go on: by choosing a supportive, structured working environment with incredible scope for clinical and professional development. That’s the message from Medivet who are very successfully building the best place to work in the Veterinary industry by looking after … Read more