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ViVet to host student innovation competition

The RCVS innovation initiative, ViVet, as part of the Vet Futures project, is to host its first student innovation competition this year titled, ‘What’s your big idea?’, ahead of the initiative’s second Innovation Symposium in October. This competition is open to all UK-based undergraduate veterinary students and offers them the opportunity to work as a team to […]

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RCVS speakers attending Clinical Coach Congress

Speakers from the RCVS will be attending the College of Animal Welfare’s Clinical Coach Congress to talk about VN Futures and the Mind Matters Initiative this month. The Clinical Coach Congress takes place at the East of England Area and Events Centre in Peterborough on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March and is aimed at clinical coaches […]

ViVet innovation workshop resources now available

The RCVS ViVet innovation initiative has published the resources used at its recent innovation workshops for the benefit of those who were not able to attend either event. The first of the innovation workshops took place at the Moller Centre in Cambridge on 16 January and was led by professional innovation consultant Greg Dickens MRCVS […]

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RCVS to hold Graduate Outcomes student focus groups at AVS Congress

The RCVS is to hold focus groups for veterinary and veterinary nursing students at the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) Congress this year, for its ongoing Graduate Outcomes consultation.  The Graduate Outcomes consultation is one of the most extensive projects undertaken by the RCVS in the last 20 years and is looking at potential changes […]

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ViVet launches new Innovation Workshop Series

A new series of Innovation Workshops is being launched by ViVet – the veterinary innovation network run by the RCVS – to help provide veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses with the tools needed to turn ideas into innovations. To be held in Cambridge in January and February next year, the innovation and creativity training programme […]

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RCVS launches online leadership programme

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has now launched the Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme to encourage everyday leadership skills within the veterinary professions. This programme is part of the wider RCVS Leadership Initiative, launched in April at the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress in Birmingham, and inspired by the Vet Futures […]

Be part of #TheBigPicture with Graduate Outcomes Consultation

On 15 November 2018 the RCVS launched one of its most ambitious consultations yet regarding the future of veterinary education and how the profession can better help support veterinary graduates through the transition into life in practice. Launching at the London Vet Show 2018 with a call to be part of #TheBigPicture, the Graduate Outcomes Consultation asks […]

#Timeforchange: Do women in the veterinary profession still face discrimination?

Women in the veterinary profession still face discrimination and it is those who believe they are no longer experiencing it who are most likely to discriminate, a new study has revealed. Researchers at the University of Exeter, working with the British Veterinary Association (BVA), surveyed approximately 260 UK-based employers, partners, and managers to see whether […]

My Vet Future: New website offers a one-stop guide to veterinary careers

The British Veterinary Association and Vet Record are today (15 November) launching a new online careers hub which offers future and existing vets and vet nurses comprehensive content and resources to support and inspire them at every step of their careers. It is open access and free of charge, which means that it is available […]

Online career discussion platform wins ‘inspired by Vet Futures’ competition

An online discussion forum dedicated to sharing ideas, tips and anecdotes about how veterinary surgeons can further develop their careers has won a competition recognising outstanding projects inspired by Vet Futures. The competition, which was launched in July 2018 marks the second anniversary of the Vet Futures Action Plan. In total 13 entries to the […]