Rural communities are facing significant challenges to mental wellbeing. Les Eckford, Regional Representative for Wales, reflects on some recent training and the important role vets can play in supporting those at risk.
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Vetlife supports the veterinary community through its Helpline, Health Support and Financial Support. Eve Ritchie, Communications Officer for Vetlife, talks about the importance of their Area Reps with more being urgently sought after in the London area.
To celebrate LGBT History Month, throughout February we are featuring Q&As with some key role models. Leah Morley, Senior Vice President BVLGBT+, shares her experience of the veterinary profession and reminds us it's ok if you have questions and doubts about who you are, there is always support to help you if you need it.
To celebrate LGBT History Month, throughout February we are featuring Q&As with some key role models. Gary Rutland, Business Support Manager, shares his experience of the veterinary profession and discusses the importance of a trusted support network.
To celebrate LGBT History Month, throughout February we are featuring Q&As with some key role models. Victoria Nielsen, Lead Internal Quality Assurer at Medivet Training College, shares her experience of the veterinary profession and encourages others to embrace who they are.
To celebrate LGBT History Month, throughout February we are featuring Q&As with some key role models. Carl Bradbrook, RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, shares his experience of the veterinary profession and encourages fellow LGBT+ vets to be open and honest with friends and colleagues.
Being a vet or vet nurse can sometimes be hard, especially on your mental health. BVA Scottish Branch President Kathleen Robertson outlines the mental health toolbox resources available in Scotland.
Mental health and the veterinary profession it’s a link we know well. But the words mental health still carry negative associations. Here, Rebecca Molloy tells us why it's ok not to be ok, why mental health matters to her, and about the support that's available to us if we need it.
There is a lot of discussion around mental health in the veterinary profession. This in turn has led to increasing awareness of the importance of improving wellbeing at professional, practice and individual levels. The SPVS/Mindmatters Vet Wellbeing Awards are a chance to celebrate the positive steps being taken by practices to support the mental and physical wellbeing of their staff.
BVA Scottish Branch President, Melissa Donald, explores how Scottish Branch is working with stakeholders across Scotland to improve mental wellbeing across the country, both for vets and their rural clients.
Vetlife Area Representatives provide the interface between Vetlife and those members of the veterinary profession, their relatives, and dependents who benefit from its services. They also play a key role in promoting Vetlife within and outside the profession. Here some of the existing Area Reps share their experiences and explain why they find the role so rewarding.
For National Pet Month, BVA, the Animal Welfare Foundation, and the RSPCA share why anyone thinking of buying a puppy should always use The Puppy Contract and ask several important questions of the breeder first.
Last month we carried out our first ever questionnaire on discrimination in the veterinary professions with a unprecedented response. BVA Junior Vice President, Daniella Dos Santos thanks everyone who got involved.
Student life can be brilliant, but there are potential stresses too, and particular challenges associated with veterinary study. Here Vetlife's Rosie Allister gives 10 pieces of advice to help manage stress during training
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