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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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Rabbit Awareness Week set to return this summer

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 Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) is returning this summer, running from 24-28 June 2024. The theme for this year will be 'Healthy Diet, Happy Bunnies'.

The focus on rabbits' diet comes after the most recent PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report report revealed that 42 per cent of veterinary professionals identified inappropriate diet as one of the five most important rabbit welfare issues that need to be address.

The campaign will include veterinary blogs, videos, and digital waiting room resources. Practices can sign up to receive updates about RAW. 

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CVS Group hit by cyber attack

CVS Group, which owns more than 450 veterinary practices in the UK, has been hit by a cyber attack.

In a statement, the group said the incident involved unauthorised external access to a limited number of its IT systems. As soon as the attack was discovered, the group took its IT systems temporarily offline, causing 'considerable operational disruption'.

It has warned that the security steps taken and ongoing plans to move its operational systems and IT infrastructure to the Cloud are likely to have an ongoing impact over a number of weeks.

Due to the risk that personal information was accessed, CVS has informed the Information Commissioner's Office. The company is working with third party consultants to investigate the incident.