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. 


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 (, or if you'd just like to learn more about Vet Futures please visit the website ( 


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:


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 ( or follow the campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #AndMe. 


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 or visit our website for more information. 


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.


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. 


The year ahead - a talk with the President and the Chair of VN Council

October 30, 2017

In the first ever episode of the RCVS podcast we talk to Professor Stephen May, RCVS President, and Liz Cox, Chair of Veterinary Nursing Council, about their priorities for the year head. 

Download the episode to hear about plans for Brexit, Graduate Outcomes, Schedule 3 and the role of the veterinary nurse.