Veterinary professionals with a penchant for prose could win an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 London Vet Show as part of the Vet Futures “Veterinary Vision” essay competition.

To be in with a chance of winning, entrants are being asked to pen an essay of no more than 1,000 words that outlines “an idea that will transform the veterinary/veterinary nursing profession by 2030”.

While the subject matter and approach are entirely up to the author, topics suggested as a starting point include:

  • a look at a new business model
  • a new approach to education
  • a technological innovation
  • ways to improve the the working lives of those in the practice team
As well as earning its author entry to both days of the London Vet Show (Olympia, November 19-20) – including  accommodation on the nights of November 18 and 19, and travel expenses within the UK – the winning entry will also be included in a time capsule, to be opened by the veterinary profession in 2030.

Entries will be judged by the Vet Futures project board. They will be anonymised then scored on a range of criteria, including originality, potential impact for the future and realistic prospects of change.

The closing date for entries is midnight on August 31, 2015, and the winner will be notified on September 7.

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