May 2020

Growing number of vets planning to leave the profession due to the impact of COVID-19, according to CM Research’s latest Veterinary Industry Tracker.

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“It was great to see so many veterinary colleagues and pet owners coming together online to honour the exceptional work carried out by some of the best veterinary professionals in the country” – James Barnes, Petplan.

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The college will be holding two disciplinary hearings online in June to consider applications from two vets to be restored to the register.

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“Being able to treat these conditions using novel surgeries is a real differentiator for us" – Tom Cardy of Cave Veterinary Specialists.

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In an open letter to the UK’s upper chamber, presidents of the BCVA, Sheep Veterinary Society and Goat Veterinary Society call for help in getting British food safeguards.

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Vet Wellbeing Awards suspended due to coronavirus, but RCVS and SPVS have announced that practices can nominate individuals for Practice Wellbeing Star 2020.

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University of Glasgow professor Ian Ramsey to head association for 2020-21 and oversee move of congress to its new home in Manchester.

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Research article by The Donkey Sanctuary highlighting link between welfare of working equids and well-being of their owners is accepted in peer-reviewed scientific journal.

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Sheep Veterinary Society and Flock Health Clubs hosting fortnightly 45-minute webinars with well-respected sector speakers on diverse range of ovine subjects.

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Royal college removes two-month restriction on planned interventions and seeks to reinforce importance of physical distancing in updated guidance.

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Veterinary support service received a record number of contacts in February and March, with mental health and stress the most common theme.

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“We know… that these offers will be attractive, but we are deeply concerned that it devalues the skills and knowledge that have been built up throughout the degree” – AVS president Izzie Arthur.

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Scheme that encourages shepherds to report instances of blowfly strike goes live again for the season, with reports of rise already in southern England.

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A second survey by SPVS and the VMG has shown a rise in concern about job security and a significant increase in the amount of time practices are taking to conduct certain procedures.

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FarmComm study goes live seeking input from farmers about how vets can work with them in areas of non-emergency work as COVID-19 social distancing continues.

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Data suggests an increasing interest in flexible ways of working, and highest levels of job satisfaction among practice managers and veterinary surgeons working in industry or field-based roles.

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UK CVOs release joint letter to vets concerning their obligations regarding testing and reporting any positive results for coronavirus.

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Practices responding to second COVID-19 impact survey report some slow improvement in turnover.

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The resource has been developed to give access to as much of the COVID-19-cancelled 2020 programme as possible.

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Team of more than 50 CVS specialists and referral clinicians covering all major disciplines will share its expertise to help veterinary colleagues with clinical decisions at no cost during COVID-19.

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