PODCAST: Stephanie Sorrell – a Mindful Vet’s journey

In this latest Vet Times Jobs People Match Podcast, Stephanie Sorrell – also known as The Mindful Vet – joins us to talk about her veterinary journey, the challenges she has faced, well-being and issues around burnout. ____________________ STEPHANIE SORRELL BVetMed(Hons) MANZCVS DipECVIM-CA MRCVS Stephanie graduated from the RVC and undertook her residency in internal … Read more

sponsored Vet Times Extra: Jenny Helm on canine lungworm and owner education

In this episode, we speak to Jenny Helm on the subject of asymptomatic cases of lungworm in dogs, as well as findings from a study around the length of time Angiostrongylus vasorum can survive in the environment. Jenny Helm BVMS CertSAM Dip-ECVIM CA FHEA MRCVS Jenny graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of … Read more

RVC to support Ukrainian university throughout war with Russia

The RVC has announced a new partnership to support education and research at a university in Ukraine. The college has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies (SGU) in Lviv, which will initially develop a framework to support SGU’s work during the ongoing war with Russia. … Read more

sponsored Vet Times Extra: Thomas Webb on pet obesity and behavioral science

Thomas Webb, a professor of psychology at the University of Sheffield, will explain how research insights into owner beliefs and behaviors can help support owners in the difficult journey of pet weight management. Prof Webb studies self-regulation, looking into how people control their thoughts, feelings and behavior in order to achieve their goals. Applying his … 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

Big 6: Operational opportunities

For this penultimate forum in our Big 6 series, Vet Times invited business consultant Alan Robinson; innovation consultant Greg Dickens; co-founder of WellVet and the Vet Mums group Liz Barton; and practice owners Lorna Clark and Jenny Millington to discuss how practices should approach the many operational challenges and opportunities in a post-pandemic world. While … Read more

Father of much-loved farm vet aiming to get UK talking about suicide prevention

The father of a Scottish vet who died by suicide is set to embark on a 1,200-mile walk from Land’s End to John o ‘Groats to raise money and awareness of the issue. John Gibson was devastated by the tragic loss of his 24-year-old son Cameron, a farm vet at Clyde Veterinary Group in Lanarkshire, … 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

sponsored Vet Times Extra: Charlotte Dawson on anti-collagenase therapy for corneal ulcers

In this Vet Times Extra podcast, we are talking about eyes with veterinary ophthalmology specialist Charlotte Dawson. We will be chatting to Charlotte specifically about the use of anti-collagenase therapy in the management of corneal ulcers in dogs and cats. Charlotte Dawson BVetMed, DipECVO, MRCVS Charlotte Dawson graduated from the RVC in 2009, and after … Read more