Daniella Dos Santos's Blog

Jul
11

Discrimination in the veterinary profession exists, so why are many colleagues reluctant to believe it?

Posted on July 11, 2019 by Daniella Dos Santos

BVA JVP Daniella Dos Santos discusses our new report on discrimination in the veterinary profession

Apr
16

Thinking of buying a puppy? Here are some top questions to ask breeders to avoid heartache

Posted on April 16, 2019 by Daniella Dos Santos

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.

Mar
21

#Timeforchange: Thanks to the thousands who shared their experiences

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Daniella Dos Santos

Last month BVA 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.

Jan
10

CHS month: Crossbreeds and non-breeding dogs can benefit too

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Daniella Dos Santos

BVA Junior Vice President, Daniella Dos Santos explains why the Canine Health Schemes are relevant for all dogs.

Dec
10

Working over Christmas

Posted on December 10, 2018 by Daniella Dos Santos

Working over Christmas is tough, not only from a personal perspective of not being with family, but also from a professional perspective of having to deal with emergencies, often alone, during what is supposed to be one of the happiest times of year. Daniella Dos Santos explains how can you make it a little more bearable.

Nov
12

The workforce crisis part 2 - It’s not about millennials or women

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Daniella Dos Santos

The new workforce report commissioned by BVA and carried out by the University of Exeter shows an incredibly helpful new perspective on why so many vets may be leaving the profession, but more importantly, has some really helpful suggestions for changes we can make.

Nov
08

The workforce crisis part 1 - It’s time for a culture change

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Daniella Dos Santos

The new workforce report commissioned by BVA and carried out by the University of Exeter shows that it is time the profession takes a long, hard look at itself.

Oct
16

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Daniella Dos Santos

Following A Levels results day, the British Ethnicity and Diversity Society asked vets to share their experiences of getting into vet school on Twitter. In response, Daniella Dos Santos shared her experience, and elaborates further for BVA. 

May
29

Surveillance - nothing to do with small animal vets, right?

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Daniella Dos Santos

BVA EWAP Chair and surveillance working group member - Daniella Dos Santos - tells us why small animal vets should not underestimate what they bring to the table when it comes to animal health and disease monitoring or ‘disease surveillance’.