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“There were moments of feeling completely overwhelmed but my overriding memories are of the camaraderie.” Veterinary reflections on the pandemic Listing Image
Protecting personal safety on the farm Listing Image

Protecting personal safety on the farm

20 Jul 2021 | James Russell

This Farm Safety Week cattle vet and BVA President James Russell recalls an incident that could have ended in disaster and reflects on the lessons he learnt about personal safety on farm that day.

“August 2020 was not a good time…” Listing Image
Why we’re raising concerns about veterinary legislation plans and what they really mean for you Listing Image

Why we’re raising concerns about veterinary legislation plans and what they really mean for you

01 Jul 2021 | Daniella Dos Santos

When RCVS Council voted against the proposed change to the standard of proof for disciplinary cases last month the profession let out a collective sigh of relief, but that was just one part of the story on legislative reform. BVA Senior Vice President Daniella Dos Santos explains what the RCVS decisions on future veterinary legislation will mean for vets and nurses and why BVA remains concerned.

Setting good habits for our wellbeing Listing Image
How to support and champion LGBT+ colleagues at work Listing Image

How to support and champion LGBT+ colleagues at work

30 Jun 2021 | Steph Hughes

Steph Hughes is a veterinary physiotherapist who runs the ‘Revolution Veterinary Physiotherapy’ practice in the West Midlands, specialising in equine rehabilitation, competition care, and performance issues. In this blog, she talks about her experiences at work and gives advice on how to support and champion LGBT+ colleagues.

Expanding my horizons – winning BVA’s Young Vet of the Year Award Listing Image
UK Australia trade deal: a dangerous precedent for animal welfare? Listing Image
The value of recognising exceptional young vets Listing Image
Environmental policy: Is this something we should have? Listing Image
Continuing the conversation – farm vets are vital in the fight against BVD Listing Image

Continuing the conversation – farm vets are vital in the fight against BVD

25 May 2021 | Neil Paton

The fight to control Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) across the UK's agriculture sector has never been so strong, with dedicated eradication programmes in operation across all four nations. Dr Neil Paton from Wales’ Gwaredu BVD eradication programme explains why it is so important for farm vets to lead the conversation, and the benefits of stamping out the disease once and for all.

How OV work has diversified my practice Listing Image

How OV work has diversified my practice

24 May 2021 | Charlotte Raynsford

BVA Media Officer Charlotte Raynsford spends five minutes with Ashley Marshall, Practice Principal and Veterinary Surgeon at Westpoint Farm Vets in York, to find out more about her work as an Official Veterinarian (OV).

Falconry and Avian Influenza- a significant risk? Listing Image

Falconry and Avian Influenza- a significant risk?

21 May 2021 | John Chitty

John Chitty, an exotics vet based in Andover and past President of the European Association of Avian Veterinarians, looks at the risk level of Avian influenza in birds of prey, and how veterinary professionals can monitor and mitigate against this.

Exam season equilibrium - Navigating exam stress and maintaining balance Listing Image
My commitment to unifying farm vets to ensure good antibiotic stewardship – can you join me? Listing Image
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