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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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RCVS Fellowship applications open

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 Applications have now opened for RCVS Fellowship 2022. The RCVS is encouraging anyone who would like to be considered for Fellowship to apply, and if successful, they will be welcomed into the Fellowship next year.

The process for joining the fellowship has changed slightly for this year, as applicants will now need two signed referee forms instead of three professional references, and five assessors will review each application instead of three.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022, and more information on how to apply can be found here. If applicants have any questions, or would like informal advice from previous successful applicants, they are encouraged to contact Ceri Via Email 

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Horiba announces veterinary haematology webinar

Horiba Medical has announced a free webinar providing practical insight on best practice in veterinary haematology. Entitled 'In practice haematology - Beyond the pale!' the webinar will be presented by Ronnie Barron from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School.

Ronnie's presentation, which will conclude with a Q&A session, will look at QC and artefacts of sample quality and review the effects of different pathologies. Using images, photomicrographs and video links, he will also explain the techniques and equipment needed to complement analytical automation to confirm results quality.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 28 (7.30-9pm). For more details and to register, click here.