Sustainability course for farm vets to launch

A training course on sustainability aimed at farm vets and paraprofessionals is being rolled out next week. Vet Sustain and VetSalus are teaming up to offer the online learning course “A veterinary approach to sustainable food and farming”. The course has been designed as a self-paced, 10-module program that is expected to take between four … 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

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

SRUC announces Jim Anderson as head of veterinary education

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has taken its next step towards opening the UK’s 12th vet school by appointing a head of veterinary education. Jim Anderson will play a leading role in shaping and growing what will become Scotland’s third vet school, and the country first since the opening of the University of Glasgow School of … Read more

Vets Now announces ECC Congress line-up

Vets Now has opened bookings today (17 June) for the emergency and critical care (ECC) congress, back as an in-person event after two years online. Søren Boysen from the University of Calgary and Sophie Adamantos from Paragon Referrals in Wakefield will be among the high-profile speakers, while Victoria Gosling, chief executive of GB Snowsport, will … Read more

Let’s Vet Together for September return

Colin Whiting (front) with delegates. Students and veterinary professionals of all ages – and their families – came together for a weekend of fun for the “Let Vet Together” event. Promoted through Facebook student support and virtual EMS group VetWings, the festival was held across three days on the platinum jubilee weekend and attracted 120 … Read more

Vet perspectives sought for neurology study

A study is hoping to learn vets’ perspectives about neurology and how it is taught, with results potentially helping with future curriculum design. Anita Shea – from the School of Veterinary Science at Massey University, New Zealand – is seeking views for her doctoral thesis and has launched an anonymous survey to gather them from … Read more

Dates set for BSAVA Student Congress 2022

Vet students and new graduates from across the UK are being invited to the free BSAVA Student Congress 2022 later this month. The event – organized by Sophie Oliver, senior student representative for the University of Nottingham, with support from fellow Nottingham BSAVA reps and the BSAVA – is running via Zoom on 18 and … Read more

UCLan reveals new vet school building plans

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has revealed plans to create a new building to house Lancashire’s only veterinary school. Based at the university’s Preston campus, the four-storey property will be home to the 11th veterinary school in the UK, and will be a base for students and staff on foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses … Read more