Vet nurses invited to ISFM Congress 2023: Between a Urolith and a Hard Place – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) will be hosting its annual Congress in Dublin from 29th June to 3rd July 2023, with the theme of ‘Between a Urolith and a Hard Place: Acute upper urinary tract disease and beyond…’ The ISFM says Congress will offer veterinary professionals an extensive scientific program designed to support … Read more

Caring for Your Vet Team: Mental Health and the Veterinary Profession

This blog addresses sensitive issues around stress, burnout and suicide.

In the last few months, you may have seen a lot of posts from your practice, or stories on social media, about the number of vets who have died recently.

However, many of these aren’t pets who were killed by dangerous dogs, or angry bulls, or frightened horses. Many weren’t vets who died in a work-related accident, or from catching an infectious disease from a patient. Some of these deaths have been veterinary professionals who have died by suicide, and many of your veterinary team and lots within our community may be grieving the loss of a friend and colleague.

Mental health burdens are statistically high in our profession – one burden that most people outside the profession don’t know anything about. In order for you to understand this complex issue, so you can best navigate these sad posts you may be seeing in relation to your practice, and hopefully helping you to understand how best to support your lovely veterinary team, we have written this article to explain a little more about mental health in the veterinary profession.

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Goddard Veterinary Nursing College celebrates glowing Ofsted report – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Goddard Veterinary Nursing College is celebrating a glowing Ofsted report which rated it good in all areas, including its quality of education, apprenticeships and leadership, and management. Part of the Goddard Veterinary Group and based at Wanstead Veterinary Hospital in East London, the College takes most of its students from vet practices in London and … Read more

Teleradiology provider calls for stringent self-regulation of diagnostic imaging AI – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Teleradiology company, VetCT, is calling for companies developing and deploying AI in the field of veterinary diagnostic imaging to impose the highest standards of self-regulation. In an AI position statement released on their website, the company highlights the opportunities and risks associated with the use of AI to interpret diagnostic images. In the joint statement, … Read more

Work experience database aims to widen access to veterinary careers

Vets in Scotland are being urged to get behind a new project aiming to inspire more young people to consider careers in the sector. Dozens of practices are already part of a database of sites that offer work experience for teenagers before they apply for their school places. The project is also offering support for … Read more

New study to assess the environmental risk from ectoparasite treatments – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

CVS is to fund a study at the University of Bristol to assess the environmental risk from ectoparasite treatments in companion animals. Concern has been expressed in the profession about environmental contamination from products used in companion animal treatment for ectoparasites, such as fleas and ticks. In recent years there has been a widely documented … Read more

Vet insurance fraud has DC sanction postponed – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Dr Donal Johnston MRCVS, a former County Down-based veterinary surgeon who made fraudulent pet insurance claims to end a gambling addiction has had his RCVS Disciplinary Committee sanction hearing postponed after he agreed to enter into undertakings. At a hearing in April Dr Johnston had admitted all the charges against him, which related fraudulent claims … Read more

Hartpury University accredited as CertAVN provider – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS has accredited Hartpury University to provide four CertAVN qualifications, bringing the number of accredited CertAVN providers to five. The CertAVN was launched by the RCVS in May 2019 as an advanced professional qualification allowing veterinary nurses at all stages of their career to develop their professional skills and knowledge in specific areas. The … Read more

sponsored Put it into practice: sustainably cutting costs within veterinary practices

The cost-of-living crisis has put pressure on everyone, and this includes pet owners – making clients think twice about bringing their pets into veterinary clinics for fear of costly bills. But it’s not just owners who are feeling the pinch; with rising wholesale costs in supplies, energy and more, veterinary practices across the UK are … Read more

Training firm hopes human factors course will take off in veterinary industry

Veterinary professionals will be given the chance to pilot a commercial airliner as part of a new human factors course aimed at the sector. Trainetics, which delivers human factors and leadership training and consultancy, is launching the fully immersive course in January, utilizing its unique partnership with British Airways’ (BA) Global Learning Academy at Heathrow … Read more