Immigration support ‘a short-term solution to the recruitment crisis’, claims Vetted

A recruitment firm has launched a new immigration advice service, which it claims can provide short-term solutions to practices’ staffing problems. The industry’s recruitment and retention crises have been well documented in recent times, and exacerbated by issues including Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic and the surge in pet ownership. But Vetted Recruitment said it can … Read more

BVA unveils new support scheme against online abuse

The BVA has today (December 2) unveiled a new program that it hopes can offer greater protection for veterinary staff from abusive or unfair reviews online. The move comes after the body’s latest Voice of the Veterinary Profession data indicated that half of vets working in clinical practice had recently experienced online abuse. Unfair reviews … Read more

Paw and order: Lucy the labrador provides support as Australia’s first full-time court dog | Australia news

When Lucy enters a court-room at the federal circuit and family court in Melbourne, she bows to the judge – as is customary. Only Lucy is no ordinary court attendant. She is a five-year-old chocolate labrador deployed as a “court facility dog” as part of a pilot program to provide support for people in court. … Read more

New RCVS Knowledge course offers medicine safety support

A new online course covering the safe and legal use of veterinary medicines has been launched by RCVS Knowledge. The organization has linked up with the VMD for the program, called “Managing Veterinary Medicines: staying legal and promoting safety”. The course offers six hours of free CPD, and includes a range of webinars, podcasts and … Read more

Green initiative banks charity support from borders practice

Pet owners are being encouraged to recycle their unwanted clothes at a border veterinary practice to help raise funds for a national charity. A clothes bank is now in place at the Galedin Vets site in Berwick-upon-Tweed where donated items will either be re-used, recycled or re-sold. Cinnamon Trust Financial proceeds from the bank, which … Read more

Welfare warning as Government announces energy support review plan

The Government must act to prevent an “emerging crisis” of animal welfare and industry sustainability linked to current economic problems, BVA president Malcolm Morley has warned. His plea came after the new chancellor Jeremy Hunt signaled a major scaling back of support for domestic energy costs, with no firm plans for business help either. Help … Read more

VetCT plans sea turtle support at the LVS stand

Delegates can lend their support to vital conservation work if they pay a visit to VetCT’s stand at next month’s London Vet Show (LVS; 17 to 18 November). VetCT said it will make a donation to Wildlife Vets International (WVI) for every visitor scanned at its stand during the event at ExCel London. Presentation WVI’s … Read more

BVA warns extra support needed or some practices at risk of closure

The new BVA president has warned that some veterinary practices may be forced to close without additional government support to meet rising energy costs. Malcolm Morley has written to the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, to urge him to extend the existing support scheme for non-domestic customers beyond its current cut-off point next March. In the letter, … Read more

BVNA launches survey to support bid for veterinary nurse title protection

The BVNA has launched a survey today (September 26) to gather information to support its campaign for statutory protection of the title “veterinary nurse”. The data collected will provide an overview of how those within the veterinary professions feel about the issue and how it might affect them, their patients and the public – who … Read more

Purina to offer nutrition conversation support at BVNA Congress

Delegates attending next month’s BVNA Congress are being encouraged to learn more about how to have difficult conversations with clients about their pets’ weight. Purina is offering a series of talks on the subject during the three-day gathering in Telford, as well as the chance for one delegate each day to win a spa day … Read more