BVA Blog

Jun
22

Enter the 2018 Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Tara Schwenk

Following the success of the past years’ competitions, we have launched the third Veterinary Photographer of the Year Competition and are inviting members to submit entries in the run up to World Photography Day on 19 August.

Jun
18

Creating a good environment at work

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Graham Pembrey

How we feel in our working environment isn’t just about the physical space we operate in and the equipment we have to hand. A greater factor in our wellbeing is the people who we work alongside, and how well we support one another.

Jun
15

What’s vet school life like?

Posted on June 15, 2018 by Katie Roberts

Cambridge veterinary student, Katie Roberts, shares her top tips for surviving and thriving in vet school.

Jun
08

What students need to know about EMS

Posted on June 08, 2018 by Rebecca Grace

Liverpool veterinary student, Rebecca Grace, shares her top tips for students for EMS, as well as how to find EMS placements.

Jun
05

Regional representatives - who are they and why should you care?

Posted on June 05, 2018 by Amelia Findon

Amelia Findon, Head of Policy and Governance, explains how members can get in touch with their regional representatives, and why this vital role is so important for representation.

Jun
04

What insurance do I need on my EMS?

Posted on June 04, 2018 by Pete Lishman

A veterinary practice isn’t a risk-free environment - so it’s best to make sure you have the right insurance protection in place whilst on EMS. Our insurance partners Lloyd & Whyte, have broken down the recommended cover that you’ll need and who needs to arrange it.

May
29

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

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Daniella 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’. 

May
18

Mental Health Awareness Week: Being a Vetlife Trustee

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Tricia Colville

Vetlife Trustee - Tricia Colville - explains why it is important that the veterinary profession supports Vetlife, and how others can get involved with the charity as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week blog series.

May
18

Mental Health Awareness Week: Mind Matters

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Stuart Reid

BVA and Vetlife are supporters of the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI), which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of those in the veterinary team, including students, veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons and practice managers.

May
17

Mental Health Awareness Week: Learning to enjoy the here and now

Posted on May 17, 2018 by Nicky Mansell

Nicky Mansell - Young Vet Network representative on BVA Council - discusses the importance of self-care and wellbeing for young vets as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week blog series.

May
16

Mental Health Awareness Week: Veterinary wellbeing, a personal blog

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Simon Doherty

Simon Doherty - BVA Junior Vice-President - gives a personal account of his own experiences with mental health as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week blog series.

May
15

An introduction to bovine fertility

Posted on May 15, 2018 by John Dawson

The bovine practitioner is expected to deliver diverse, accurate and innovative fertility treatments - John Dawson introduces bovine fertility to those starting in this area.

May
15

Mental Health Awareness Week: What happens when you call the Vetlife Helpline?

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Rosie Allister

Dr Rosie Allister - Vetlife Helpline Manager - explains what you can expect if you call the Vetlife Helpline as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week blog series.

May
14

Mental Health Awareness Week: From one vet to another

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Darren Humphrey

Darren Humphrey - Senior Clinician for the Vetlife Health Support team - discusses the support Vetlife can offer the veterinary profession as part of our Mental Health Awareness Week blog series. 

May
11

Why BVA needed to say more on animal health and disease monitoring

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Hayley Atkin

With the publication of the BVA position on veterinary scanning surveillance, BVA Policy Officer, Hayley Atkin unpacks why now is a crucial time for BVA to be speaking out on animal health and disease monitoring.

May
09

Are we prepared for a major disease outbreak?

Posted on May 09, 2018 by Les Eckford

Les Eckford, BVA Council representative for Wales, updates on his recent experience of ‘Exercise Blackthorn’, designed to test the UK’s readiness for dealing with a major disease outbreak.

May
08

Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify LIVE – reflections on an inspirational weekend

Posted on May 08, 2018 by Simon Doherty

BVA Junior Vice President, Simon Doherty, reflects on his experience at the recent Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify LIVE event.

May
04

Disease surveillance - animal health and the border in Ireland

Posted on May 04, 2018 by Simon Doherty

As BVA publishes its vision for disease surveillance across the UK, BVA Junior Vice President, Simon Doherty, explores why an all-island approach to animal health and disease on the island of Ireland is paramount as the UK leaves the EU.

May
01

Animal health and disease monitoring - what’s in it for you?

Posted on May 01, 2018 by Kate Sharpe

With the launch of BVA’s position on veterinary scanning surveillance, Chair of the BVA surveillance working group Kate Sharpe dispels the common myths around animal health and disease monitoring (disease surveillance) and spells out what value veterinary surgeons can derive.

Apr
30

BVA Council - through the eyes of a newbie

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Emma Callaghan

Regional Rep for Scotland, Emma Callaghan, experienced her first BVA Council meeting. Emma looks to demystify what goes on at BVA Council and encourage all members, whatever their background or age, to get involved with veterinary politics.