veterinary mental health crisis

New mental health resources for veterinary professionals

A new series of mental health and wellbeing sessions are soon to be available to veterinary professionals across the UK.  The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) and the Veterinary Management Group (VMG) came up with the initiative to help combat the worsening mental health crisis in the veterinary sector.  Training will […]

3 tips for looking out for your colleagues over the Christmas period

Working over the Christmas period is tough; working as a vet over the Christmas period is even tougher. Not only do you have to deal with being away from your family, but also the day-to-day stressors that come with working in a veterinary practice.  As a result, the festive season can cause a lot of […]

How to improve flexibility in the vet workplace

Would you prefer to work more flexibly as a veterinary professional?    The British Veterinary Association (BVA) launched the #TimeForChange campaign to improve recruitment and retention issues within the profession due to staff shortages.   This campaign encourages employers to consider implementing more flexible working for their employees in an attempt to improve job satisfaction.    […]

Vet suicide rates: the ongoing problem

To mark National Suicide Prevention month, we wanted to raise awareness of the disproportionally high suicide rates facing the veterinary sector. Carry on reading to find out how you can help protect yours and your team’s wellbeing in the veterinary workplace.    Common stressors in the veterinary sector can include:  High workload Unreasonable performance expectations […]