In this month’s guest blog, an academic specialising in animal welfare argues that the profession needs to do more to deliver on society’s expectation of vets as animal welfare advocates.
A Lincolnshire veterinary surgeon has won the Vet Futures ‘Headlines of tomorrow’ competition for his suggestion that the veterinary and medical professions work together to tackle obesity in animals and humans.
In this month’s blog, Erwin Hohn and Adi Nell, Senior Partners at Medivet, argue that the way forward for veterinary practices large and small is to work better together by following nineteenth-century economist Daniel Ricardo’s stricture – stick to what you do best.
A new Vet Futures survey of more than 600 veterinary surgeons and students has found that they are generally positive about the future of the profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic.
The Vet Futures team is offering the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the London Vet Show (Olympia, 19-20 November) to the lucky winner of its ‘Veterinary Vision’ essay competition.
In this month’s blog, a former President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Veterinary Practice Management Association argues that practices should be more ‘business-minded’ when it comes to managing their resources.
A national opinion poll, commissioned by the Vet Futures project and carried out by ICM, of more than 2,000 members of the public has found that 94% of the general public trusts the veterinary profession generally or completely. This puts veterinary surgeons above GPs, dentists, and head teachers in terms of how well the key professions are trusted in Great Britain.
May’s topic of the month blog asks if, now that hospice and palliative care has become mainstream in human medicine, a similar development might be occurring in veterinary medicine.
With the majority of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses coming from a white British background, this month we ask if there is enough information, guidance and support with regards to ethnic and cultural diversity in the veterinary profession.
Vet Futures will be hitting the road over April, May and June with a series of regional events in which vets, veterinary nurses and other members of the practice team are encouraged to give their views about where the profession is heading.
Are you a vet student in years 1-3 of your studies? @AVS_UK_Ireland is recruiting one #VetFutures Student Representative from each university for an action group to tackle #teamvet issues that matter the most to you. Apply by 15 June https://t.co/4fHJrMs0ge