LVS reveals its sector’s first 30 Under Thirty

An initiative dedicated to fostering talent in the veterinary industry has today (September 23) unveiled its first alumni. The Vet Show 30 Under Thirty initiative, founded by the London Vet Show in partnership with Pioneer Veterinary Products, was set up to create and elevate tomorrow’s veterinary leaders by giving them a chance to attend networking … Read more

The sector must listen to new recruits to help the retention crisis

The outgoing BEVA president has urged the veterinary industry to listen to its newest recruits to tackle the current staff retention crisis. Huw Griffiths’ plea came as the association’s annual congress was told the work-life balance is “here to stay” and a senior academic insisted universities were not to blame for the problem. After a … Read more

Even students flock to hen rehoming charity

University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science students have pitched in to help rehome almost 400 hens at the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) rehoming days in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and Newark, Nottinghamshire – and now plan to take on more projects in the future . In a separate move, the vet school and … Read more

BEVA Congress reveals recruitment and retention survey results

Results of a survey on recruitment and retention will be revealed at this year’s 60th staging of BEVA Congress. The association has carried out a survey on the issues, while the current situation has also been a major focus for president Huw Griffiths during his year at the helm. He said: “Vets are under increasing … Read more

Promising new splint design would ‘return power to vets’

Splint materials commonly used in the treatment of humans could now provide better care with fewer side effects for dogs, a new report has suggested. Further studies of the UPETS system are now being planned following encouraging results from a small-scale project involving animals treated at three clinics in Norway. The system was launched earlier … Read more

Nottingham scientists use tech to look at farmed calf personalities

Researchers using sensor technology have found calves reared on farms not only vary significantly in their movement and space patterns, but are more predictable in their behavior compared to others. A team from the University of Nottingham, led by Jasmeet Kaler from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, has published a study in the … 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

Owner misconceptions help fuel designer dog boom, study shows

Huge demand for designer cross-breed dogs has been fuelled by misconceptions they are more hypoallergenic, generally healthy, easy to train and good with children, according to a new study. Led by the RVC, the study looked at the reason for a boom in cross-breed dogs – including cockapoos, Labradoodles, cavapoos, sprockers and golden doodles – … Read more

Conference to cover evolution and significance of vet expertise

A conference across three days will bring together vets, social scientists and others to discuss veterinary expertise and how it has evolved. The conference, “Constructing and contesting veterinary expertise: professionals, publics and prospects”, is taking place across three half days from 5-7 July. It is hosted by The British Academy and funded by the Wellcome … Read more

Researchers seek autistic vets for survey on stressors

Autistic vets are being invited to take part in a survey investigating workplace stressors and reasonable adjustments. The survey, part of a study funded by the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, is open to all people, regardless of formal diagnosis or self-diagnosis and comorbidities. It is hoped results from the … Read more