11 Nov 2021 | Gudrun Ravetz
Gudrun Ravetz, Director and Chair of Vet Sustain and BVA Past President, calls on all veterinary professionals to sign up to a sustainability pledge at London Vet Show.
13 Oct 2021 | Gudrun Ravetz
Part of BVA’s #BigConversation on microaggressions. Chair of BVA’s good workplace working group, Gudrun Ravetz, highlights a few common sayings which undermine women in our workplaces, explaining the assumptions these are based on and why they can cause harm.
29 Apr 2021 | Gudrun Ravetz
Gudrun Ravetz, Chair of the BVA Good Workplace Working Group, draws on her experiences in developing the #GoodWorkplaces resources to explain why a positive culture is the most important benefit any workplace can provide.
27 Jan 2021 | Gudrun Ravetz
Vet Gudrun Ravetz explores the personal development opportunities she's had during her career and how they've led to transferable skills that support her professional development.
BVA past president and Vet Sustain Director, Gudrun Ravetz discusses why it is important to embed sustainability into the culture of your veterinary workplace.
31 Oct 2019 | Gudrun Ravetz
Experiences and the environment at work significantly shape our career progression and determine our engagement, enjoyment, and satisfaction with our job. Unsurprisingly, this all has an effect on retention in a job, something that the veterinary profession is challenged by.
Speaking from first-hand experience as a vet on set, BVA Past President, Gudrun Ravetz, explores how the veterinary profession can play a powerful role in advising on the responsible use of animals in advertising.
Gudrun Ravetz asks why, as an evidence-based profession, do we not show the same evidence-based transparent approach to how we value and pay our employees.
Many pet owners have written in over the past few days to share concerns regarding our advice against importing stray dogs from abroad. Here we’ve compiled answers to some of the most common questions we have been posed regarding disease risk.
BVA, alongside our specialist division the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA), have talked about the necessary culture of compassion within abattoirs, and our evidence based stance call for all animals to be stunned before slaughter. With these BVA priorities in mind, JVP John Fishwick and BVA president Gudrun Ravetz visited a lamb abattoir in Wales.
Whatever your vote in the EU referendum last June, the result came as a shock to most of us! At the forefront of this was the personal impact the referendum outcome had on our EU colleagues living and working in the UK, who make a vital contribution to the UK veterinary workforce and who were, overnight, facing the uncertainty of their status being used as political bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations.
The health and welfare problems of brachycephalics is a priority for BVA and we continue to use our professional voice in the media to push for an improvement in the health and welfare of these animals as well as working with other stakeholders to look for solutions.
‘To err is human’, so the saying goes. But if you’re a clinician, such as a doctor or a vet, your errors can have life-changing and life-threatening consequences for your patients. The truth is, in both human and animal medicine, mistakes do happen. They happen because of human fallibility.
A colleague told me about a conversation she recently overhead in the gym changing rooms. One woman was telling her friend how she had been walking down the street and a man had cycled past and shouted at her “Go back to where you come from.”...
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