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Where did it all go wrong?
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Figures from a recent Vet Futures survey suggest 50 per cent of the UK's recent vet school graduates are disappointed with their careers.

New figures raise troubling questions about disillusioned vets

Alarming statistics released by the RCVS and BVA this week raise questions on why so many young vets are becoming disillusioned with the realities of working in practice.

The figures, based on a recent Vet Futures survey, suggest 50 per cent of the UK's recent vet school graduates are disappointed with their careers. Looking at the results, a clear divide can be seen in the aspirations of students and graduates.

One of the solutions offered by RCVS president Bradley Viner is “the promotion of non-clinical career pathways.”

All very well, but the fact is children will still dream of going to vet school and growing up to work in practice, just like the TV vets they admire. So how do we get from inspired children to disillusioned graduates? Where did it all go wrong?

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Face covering rules expanded

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 New rules came into force in England on Saturday (8 August) making it mandatory for clients to wear a face covering in veterinary practices.

The rules, which also apply to cinemas, museums and places of worship, follow a recent spike in coronavirus cases. All clients in England must now wear a face covering when inside a veterinary practice unless they are exempt for age, health or equality reasons. 

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BSAVA webinars to shine the spotlight on selected journal papers

A free series of webinars that take a closer look at selected papers published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice has been produced by the BSAVA.

In the new BSAVA Science webinar series, authors of the featured papers discuss their results with a panel and how they may impact clinical practice. The authors then answer questions submitted by audience members.

The webinars are available via the BSAVA Webinar Library, covering four different papers. JSAP editor Nicola Di Girolamo, said: "Discussing the research with the authors - experts in their field - really helps to bring the papers to life."