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Virtual women's leadership event announced
Roxanne Hobbs of the Hobbs Consultancy will speak about what it means to be vulnerable as a leader.

'Dare to Lead' will explore what it means to be vulnerable in leadership.

Veterinary Women has announced its second Veterinary Women in Leadership event with a focus on 'Dare to Lead'.

Organised in collaboration with XLVets, the virtual event will focus on the work of Brené Brown, a world-renowned leadership researcher and writer. The event will also showcase role models from across the industry and coached breakout sessions to tackle leadership challenges. 

Roxanne Hobbs of the Hobbs Consultancy, a certified 'Dare to Lead' facilitator, will host an interactive workshop about what it means to be vulnerable as a leader, translating values into action and building trust within teams.

"What makes a good leader is always up for debate as leadership is a socially constructed concept,” said Kerrie Hedley, COO of XLVets. “However, the leadership research work of Brené Brown found that whatever your definition of leadership, the world needs braver leaders to create more courageous cultures, which in turn drive engagement, productivity and innovation within workplaces."

The inspiration role model showcases will include women from practice, business, industry, veterinary nursing and students. Among the confirmed names are RCVS President Mandisa Greene, Lou Northway RVN and recipient of the RCVS Inspiration Award, and IVSA President Keeley Orin.

The event will culminate in a series of coached breakout sessions to enable delegates to discuss the challenges in their leadership journeys.
There will also be opportunities to network.

Liz Barton, editor of Veterinary Woman, commented: "We wanted to provide some time for attendees to share their personal barriers within small peer groups, facilitated by coaches to guide the conversation and provide action points moving forwards." 

For more information about the event and register your place, visit


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Webinar to focus on equine worm control

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 Vets, veterinary nurses and RAMAs are being invited to join a free CPD webinar on late winter and early spring equine worm control.

Hosted by Zoetis vet Dr Wendy Talbot, the webinar aims to help prescribers understand which parasites are of most concern at this time of year. It will also cover how to assess parasite risk, selecting a suitable wormer and spring wormer plans, concluding with a Q&A session.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, 18 March at 10 am and will be repeated at 7 pm for those unable to listen during the day. To book the 10 am webinar, click here, and to register for the 7 pm webinar, click here

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Avian influenza confirmed in Lancashire

A case of highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N8) avian influenza has been confirmed in two captive peregrine falcons on a non-commercial, non-poultry premises near Skelmersdale, West Lancashire.

Following a risk assessment, APHA has declared that no disease control zones have been put in place surrounding this non-commercial, non-poultry premises.

Eighteen cases of HPAI H5N8 have now been identified in poultry and other captive birds in England. A housing order for poultry and captive birds introduced by Defra to control the spread of the disease expired on 31 March, although bird keepers in England are still required by law to comply with biosecurity measures.

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