Two mainstays of the veterinary profession will be promoting their work at the first BBC Countryfile Live event at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

logoThe four-day event, which will run from 4 to 7 August, will see the RCVS promoting its relaunched “Find a vet” search tool and its Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), while providing career advice for prospective vet surgeons and vet nurses.

By attending, the college hopes to raise the profile of the PSS and make pet owners more aware of the various available accreditation levels.

Charity showcase

Also in attendance will be PetSavers, the charitable arm of the BSAVA, which is making its first public appearance since it was founded in 1974.

Countryfile presenters
Countryfile presenters pose next to a haystack at Blenheim Palace to promote BBC Countryfile Live.

The charity has historically relied on the generous financial support of the veterinary world, but wants to bring its backstory into the public domain to raise awareness of the vital research work it does in the prevention, treatment and/or cure of illnesses, and conditions affecting pets.

PetSavers fundraiser Jane Cordier said: “We hope the show will help us launch into the public arena and will bring about a positive change. We want the public to understand and know what we have been doing for over 40 years and hope they take us into their hearts. This could be a big turning point for our charity.”

Win tickets

The RCVS is running competitions to give away 15 pairs of tickets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The competitions end on 29 July, with winners being announced that day at 5pm. Tickets will allow entry on 4, 5 and 7 August.

To use the college’s “Find a vet” search tool, visit www.rcvs.org.uk/find-a-vet and to find out more about the PSS, visit www.rcvs.org.uk/practice-standards-scheme.

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