RCVS report recommends making it easier for BAME students to report discrimination at EMS placements – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have published recommendations on how support for Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) veterinary students can be improved. The report is the culmination of the work of a joint RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group, set up to explore key issues in supporting BAME veterinary … Read more

Boom in UK dog fertility clinics raises welfare and ethics concerns | Veterinary medicine

Canine fertility clinics have boomed in the UK during the pandemic, experts have revealed, as calls grow for greater oversight of the industry. The clinics offer services ranging from artificial insemination to ultrasound scanning, semen analysis, progesterone testing and in some cases caesarean sections. Such clinics can be used to support good breeding, but their … Read more

TOCES ‘new teaching facilities enhance equine veterinary nurse training

The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) has strengthened the training experience for its student vet nurses with the completion of its purpose-built equine educational facilities near Newmarket, Suffolk. The new facilities – partially funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development – include a spacious lecture room, library, clinical skills teaching area and … Read more

Study reveals most common disorders of pet hamsters – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RVC has published new research which has revealed the 20 most common disorders and the typical lifespan of pet hamsters. The study1the largest in the world to date, investigated anonymised veterinary clinical records of a random sample of almost 4,000 hamsters. The three most common hamster species were Syrian (golden) hamster (73.5%), Djungarian (winter … Read more

Vet nurse and recruitment company join forces to improve diversity – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary nurse Remi Onabolu, who is currently studying to become a veterinary surgeon, has joined forces with JHP Recruitment on a new initiative to improve diversity and attract more individuals from BAME backgrounds into the veterinary profession. Together, they’re producing an educational video to be distributed and used by registered career advisers across the Southwest … Read more

SRUC announces Jim Anderson as head of veterinary education

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has taken its next step towards opening the UK’s 12th vet school by appointing a head of veterinary education. Jim Anderson will play a leading role in shaping and growing what will become Scotland’s third vet school, and the country’s first since the opening of the University of Glasgow School of … Read more

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Future Veterinary Employer in an Interview

In today’s market, veterinarians are a hot commodity. After you finish your schooling, you’ll likely find yourself interviewing for your first official veterinary position. While this can be quite an exciting time, it can also be a nerve-wracking one. Let’s cover what you need to know in order to be successful when interviewing a veterinarian … Read more

Veterinarians Press Lawmakers on Rural Veterinary Shortages, and Dog importation

Veterinarians Press Lawmakers on Rural Veterinary Shortages, and Dog importation Veterinary professionals have met with federal lawmakers to ask for their support in overcoming the current veterinarian shortage and dog importation to the US. The virtual legislative fly-in, hosted by The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), bought together congressional offices and their veterinary constituents and … Read more

Safety Claims At Australian Veterinary School

Safety Claims At Australian Veterinary School The Australian authorities are investigating claims that Murdoch University, one of the country’s seven veterinary schools, has unsafe working conditions. The allegations, raised by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) on behalf of various employees at the University, suggest that unnecessary suffering to both staff and animals may be … Read more

Uxbridge-based vet suspended for passing off puppy farm puppies as home-bred – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Uxbridge-based Daniel Doherty MRCVS has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee from the Register for one month after being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. Mr Doherty was convicted, with others (who were also convicted), in a conspiracy to deceive members of the public by passing off puppies that had been … Read more