Robin Hargreaves's Blog


Celebrating the colossal contribution of veterinary nurses

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Robin Hargreaves

This Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Robin Hargreaves reflects on veterinary nurses' expertise and dedication, acknowledging their growing role in the veterinary team, as well as their contribution to the quality of veterinary service.


Turning wellbeing research into wellbeing reality: Mind Matters symposium

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Robin Hargreaves

As a member of the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) taskforce, developed by the RCVS, I was very pleased to take a couple of days to attend the recent research symposium held at Edinburgh University.


Supporting recent graduates through the early years of veterinary practice

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Robin Hargreaves

A recent press article highlighted the concerns – and perhaps fears – recent graduates have about their first forays in out-of-hours (OOH) work. In that article, BVA Junior Vice President Gudrun Ravetz commented that “Graduates need and want support during the initial phase of their careers. There is no reluctance to undertake OOH, but an understandable apprehension when approaching emergency and potentially complicated situations.”


Defra’s big data project must have surveillance input

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Robin Hargreaves

Last week I was in a very mixed audience to listen to a speech delivered by Liz Truss, Secretary of State at Defra, where she set out a vision for moving urban digital technologies more into the rural economy to close the reported 17% productivity gap between the rural and urban economy.