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The Veterinary Carbon Calculator: an exciting tool for #GreenTeamVet Listing Image

The Veterinary Carbon Calculator: an exciting tool for #GreenTeamVet

27 Jul 2022 | Gudrun Ravetz

If you’re working to create a greener veterinary practice, calculating your carbon footprint is a very useful starting point. Chair of Vet Sustain Gudrun Ravetz explains why this is an important first step, and tells us about a brand new veterinary specific carbon calculator set to launch this year which will make the calculations even easier to do.

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Business benefits of sustainability

29 Apr 2022 | Gudrun Ravetz

We are all aware of the need to collectively and individually act in a more sustainable way to preserve our planet, and as veterinary professionals we are very cognisant of the One Health triumvirate of animal, human and environmental health and welfare. From a business point of view there are several reasons why adopting an ethos of sustainability can have positive consequences beyond the important environmental ones. BVA Past President and Chair of Vet Sustain, Gudrun Ravetz explains some of these benefits.

How to be a sustainability champion Listing Image
That’s not very “ladylike”: Microaggressions that harm women Listing Image
The most important benefit your workplace can provide  Listing Image
Experiences outside the day job – the ‘cement’ of my career Listing Image
Why is sustainability a vital part of workplace culture? Listing Image
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The elements of a good working environment

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.

A picture is worth a thousand words – translating the 5 welfare needs on set Listing Image
The workforce crisis part 3 - Are you Mark or Elizabeth? In 2018, it really shouldn’t matter Listing Image
What is the disease risk from imported dogs? Listing Image

What is the disease risk from imported dogs?

12 Sep 2018 | Gudrun Ravetz

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.

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The politics of animal sentience

22 Nov 2017 | Gudrun Ravetz

BVA Senior Vice President Gudrun Ravetz discusses the House of Commons vote to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU Withdrawal Bill, and the truth behind the headlines.

Can abattoirs meet our animal welfare expectations? Listing Image

Can abattoirs meet our animal welfare expectations?

09 Aug 2017 | Gudrun Ravetz

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.

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Making vets' voices heard on Brexit

02 May 2017 | Gudrun Ravetz

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. 

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