RCVS Awards - vet passports with Ebony Escalona

July 16, 2018

Ebony Escalona, one of the winners of this year's RCVS Inspiration Award, leads us through the many doors that can be opened with a veterinary passport. We cover her Facebook Group 'Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify!', her time working as a veterinary advisor with Brooke: Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, and her collaboration with Learn Appeal to help spread veterinary knowledge to some of the most remote parts of the world. 

You can read more about Ebony and the other RCVS Award winners on our website: https://www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-views/news/college-announces-recipients-of-2018-rcvs-honours/

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RCVS Awards - StreetVet with Jade Statt

July 6, 2018

In this episode we talk to Jade Statt, co-founder of Street Vet and one of the winners of this year's RCVS Impact Award. Since starting StreetVet in October 2016 with fellow vet Sam Joseph, Jade has had an immeasurable impact on the homeless communities in some of the largest cities in England, as well as providing over 220 volunteer vet and vet nurses a chance to expand their skillset. 

You can read more about Jade and the other RCVS Award winners on our website: https://www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-views/news/college-announces-recipients-of-2018-rcvs-honours/

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RCVS Awards - charity work in India with Rachel Wright

July 5, 2018

Here we talk to Rachel Wright, one of the winner's of this year's RCVS International Award In 2005 she founded the charity TOLFA, the Tree of Life for Animals, and she talks us through some of the challenges she faced from being a veterinary nurse in the UK to growing a charity in the rabies capital of the world, Rajasthan in India.

You can read more about Rachel and the other Awards on our website: https://www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-views/news/college-announces-recipients-of-2018-rcvs-honours/

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Inspecting VN careers

May 10, 2018

Here we talk to the veterinary nurses within the RCVS, looking at the twists and turns of their careers and discussing where a career as a veterinary nurse can take you. Download to hear from veterinary nurses Julie Dugmore, Director of Veterinary Nursing; Victoria Hedges, Examinations Manager; and Lily Lipman, Qualifications Manager. 

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Learning from the students with Vet Futures ambassadors

May 2, 2018

How can veterinary students help to shape the profession? Here we talk with Eleanor Robertson, Senior Vice-President of the Association of Veterinary Students (AVS), about how students are becoming ambassadors for Vet Futures, working with us and the BVA to address such key issues as innovation, One Health, mental health awareness, veterinary societal outreach, and graduate outcomes. 

If you're a student and would like to get involved please do follow the AVS Facebook page for updates (https://www.facebook.com/AVS.UK.Ireland/), or if you'd just like to learn more about Vet Futures please visit the website (https://www.vetfutures.org.uk/). 

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RCVS Council - why it matters

April 9, 2018

Here we talk to Amanda Boag, RCVS Junior Vice President, about RCVS Council - what it does, why she ran to become a Council member six years ago, and why she'd encourage everyone to vote in this year's elections! 

For more information on this year's RCVS Council election, please visit our website: https://www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-views/news/voting-opens-in-2018-rcvs-council-election/

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We all have mental health - the &me campaign

March 27, 2018

In this episode we talk to Dr Louise Freeman, Co-chair of the Doctors' Support Network (DSN), about our joint mental health campaign, &me.

Launched in January 2017 by our own Mind Matters Initiative and the DSN, &me encourages prominent members of the healthcare profressions to speak out about their own experiences with mental ill health, demonstrating how they've recovered and gone on to a successful career. 

To read the &me ambassadors' stories please visit our website (https://www.vetmindmatters.org/we-all-have-mental-health/) or follow the campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #AndMe. 

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Evolving CPD and VN Futures updates

March 1, 2018

In this episode we discuss proposed changes to CPD to make it more focused on interactive, reflective learning, and talk to Dot Creighton, Chair of the VN Futures Post-registration Working Group, about the Group's progress over the past year.

If you're a vet or a VN who would like to take part in the CPD trial and help shape the future of CPD, please email cpd@rcvs.org.uk or visit our website for more information. 

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What will innovation mean for the veterinary profession?

February 1, 2018

In this episode we talk with Chris Tufnell, RCVS Senior Vice President, and Anthony Roberts, our Director of Leadership and Innovation, about past and present veterinary innovation, the launch of our innovation hub, Vivet, and why we as regulators are getting involved.

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Making the most of your PDP

November 20, 2017

In this episode we talk to Shona McIntyre, one of our Postgraduate Deans, about how graduates can make the most of the Professional Development Phase (PDP). We cover how to involve those in your practice, how best to structure your learning, and how interns in specialist practices can cover the bases. 

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