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BVA issues rallying call for veterinary settings to commit to its Good Veterinary Workplaces Voluntary Code

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is appealing to veterinary settings across the UK to commit to its vision for good veterinary workplaces, to help ensure that all working environments are supportive and welcoming to everyone. Launched on 21 September to coincide with the start of 2020’s International Week of Happiness at Work, the Good Veterinary […]

Dedicated website launched to showcase the VN Futures project

As a fitting tribute to this year’s Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, a new website dedicated to showcasing the work of the VN Futures project has today (Friday 29 May 2020) been launched. VN Futures was launched as a joint Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) project in 2016, associated with, but separate […]

VN Futures initiative launches School Ambassadors Pilot

VN Futures is launching a new School Ambassadors Pilot this November, to address the need for highlighting and supporting pathways into the veterinary nursing profession. The pilot is the result of the VN Futures’ Sustainable Workforce Working Group and is set to run for approximately 12 months with regular review points planned for every three […]

Second ViVet Symposium explores future of veterinary medicine

Last week the biennial ViVet Innovation Symposium was held, bringing together veterinary professionals and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to discuss the evolving role of the veterinary professional and the advancements in both companion and production animal care in the UK and across the world. The symposium, held on Tuesday 1 October at the Lowry in […]

RCVS outlines plan for ‘under care’ review

The RCVS is today (13 September 2019) publishing further details about its plans for a wide-ranging review of its guidance to the veterinary professions on ‘under care’ and out-of-hours emergency cover, including a broad timetable for the review’s three key phases of evidence gathering, policy drafting, and public consultation. The review, announced earlier this year, […]

VN Futures project attends inaugural SVN Fest

The work and aims of the VN Futures project were highlighted last weekend as part of the inaugural Student Veterinary Nurse (SVN) Fest which took place at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in Camden. Jill Macdonald, Project Manager for the joint RCVS and British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) initiative, and Julie Dugmore, our Director of […]

RCVS showcases 12 inspiring veterinary leaders at Royal College Day

At Royal College Day 2019 – the RCVS’ Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony – a showcase of 12 inspiring veterinary leaders from a variety of backgrounds, roles, disciplines, and career stages was launched. A video featuring interviews with the 12 veterinary leaders was unveiled by Amanda Boag in her final speech as RCVS President, […]

ViVet launches new innovation events

Registration is now open for the inaugural RCVS ViVet Innovation Evening, an evening of discussion about the latest technological and innovation trends in the veterinary sphere, and networking in Edinburgh. The veterinary meet up is being held on Tuesday 6 August 2019 from 19.00-21.00 at The University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) Vet School and is […]

VN Futures Board appoints new Chair and reports on progress

The VN Futures Board, which oversees and sets priorities for the VN Futures initiative, met for the fourth time, in June, at the Kennel Club’s main offices in London to discuss the continuing delivery of the project. The VN Futures project was launched by the RCVS and the BVNA at the beginning of 2016 to […]