Category Archives: Animal Wellbeing

Study pressures students' biggest worry

31 October 2016

Stress has dropped for students but studies biggest worry

Findings from this year's British Veterinary Association (BVA)/Association of Veterinary Students (AVS) Survey 2016 (1.37MB PDF) indicate that the just under two-thirds (63%) of veterinary students are currently suffering or have suffered from stress whilst at university.

In the BVA/AVS Survey 2012, sponsored by Vets4Pets, also...

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BVA prioritises mental health and wellbeing for whole profession

27 October 2016

BVA continues its support for Vetlife

As part of its ongoing commitment to tackling key issues around workforce and wellbeing, BVA has made a donation of £10,000 to independent charity Vetlife (formerly known as the Veterinary Benevolent Fund).

BVA's Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey recently found that a third of vets had significant...

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New BVA President champions veterinary family

23 September 2016

Veterinary surgeon Gudrun Ravetz, BVA President 2016-2017

Small animal veterinary surgeon Gudrun Ravetz was today (22 September) announced President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for 2016-2017 at BVA's annual Members' Day held at At-Bristol science centre in Bristol.

During her speech to the 100-plus Members' Day attendees, Gudrun's inaugural speech announced her Presidential theme...

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Outgoing BVA President emphasises strength of profession in changing times

22 September 2016

Sean Wensley reviewed a year of change, progress and success for BVA

The veterinary profession's combined focus on animal welfare and outward looking perspective is enabling successes far beyond the sum of its parts, outgoing BVA President Sean Wensley said in his final speech in Bristol today (22 September).

Speaking at BVA's annual Members' Day,...

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BVA expands support for young vets as 45% voice concerns

17 September 2016

BVA is extending its support for young vets

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is expanding its support and services to recent graduates to help in their professional development and personal wellbeing as findings from BVA's Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey show that 45% of vets under 35 had concerns about their mental health...

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‘Natural choice’ for BVA Members’ Day keynote address

14 July 2016

Dr Lovell will speak about ynergies between the health of ecosystems, humans and animals at BVA Members' Day

Dr Rebecca Lovell, a research fellow at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter's Medical School, will deliver this year's keynote address at BVA Members' Day on 22 September at...

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