google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Vet Wellbeing Award winners 2017 announced, with entries up by 50 percent - Vetpol Community


No announcement yet.

Vet Wellbeing Award winners 2017 announced, with entries up by 50 percent


  • Vet Wellbeing Award winners 2017 announced, with entries up by 50 percent


    Four winners of the 2017 Vet Wellbeing Awards were announced at the SPVS/VMG Congress at Celtic Manor last week.

    The Vet Wellbeing Awards, now entering their third year, are run by SPVS and the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative and were created to recognise those practices who understand the importance of motivating and engaging their teams and who can demonstrate their commitment to being a better place to work.

    Winners of the Vet Wellbeing Awards 2017

    Small Practice: Meadows Farm Vets, Bromsgrove

    Medium Practice: Viking Vets, Bristol

    Large Practice (joint winners): Blacks Vets, Dudley and White Cross Vets, Leeds

    The judges were impressed with both the quantity and quality of the entries;

    “What came through, particularly with our four winners, was the authenticity of their approach,’ said Lizzie Lockett, RCVS CEO and member of the judging panel. ‘We really felt that these practices had created a culture of wellbeing rather than just ticking boxes.”

    A key message from this year’s winners was the importance of listening to your team said Nick Stuart, from SPVS, who founded the awards:

    “Excellent communication and a supportive work place are essential and the winners were able to demonstrate this. We were delighted to see entries up 50% compared to last year, which I hope shows that more and more practices are putting their team’s health and wellbeing high up the agenda.”

    The awards will be presented at the opening ceremony of the SPVS/VMG Congress on Friday 26th January at Celtic Manor. The winners will then join a panel chaired by psychiatrist and author, Dr Max Pemberton, to discuss how to build Team Cohesion and Resilience in practice. The full results, together with details of the winning practices and the runners up, including case studies, will be published on the Vet Wellbeing Awards website, and available via the Vet Wellbeing Awards Facebook page.
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Article Tags


    Latest Articles


    • “My Vet Degree Helped Me Combat Cancer”
      Jo Kitson

      Following a nine month battle with a rare form of cancer, 31 year old vet credits her veterinary training with helping her navigate a string of life-changing decisions and ultimately saving her life. She’s calling on the profession to celebrate the versatility of their veterinary skills. She will share her story for the first time at the Hertfordshire BVA Young Vet Network CPD launch evening on 10th October.

      Lizzie Erian-Round, Veterinary Healthcare Consultant at Pegasus,
      Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    • New logo for BEVA
      Jo Kitson

      BEVA has introduced a neat new logo to better reflect the Association’s place in the digital age. The clean-lined style of the new brand stamp gives a strong contemporary identity to match BEVA’s consistent presence across all media platforms.

      BEVA President Jon Pycock said: “The new logo should bring a clear BEVA hallmark to all that we do to serve and lead the equine veterinary community: Over the past decade we have grown our digital platforms, providing online access
      Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    • New President for BEVA
      Jo Kitson

      Pictured: Renate Weller
      Credit to David Boughey

      Renate Weller, a professor for comparative biomechanics and imaging at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London and the new Director of Veterinary Education at CVS Group plc has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for 2017/18. She takes over the role from Jon Pycock at the end of BEVA Congress 12-15 September 2018. Tim Mair, of Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic and editor of EVE...
      Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    • Everyone loves #ilovebeinganequinevet
      Jo Kitson

      It seems that horse vets really do love their profession. More than one hundred BEVA members uploaded compelling videos in support of the Association’s #ilovebeinganequinevet campaign in the build up to BEVA Congress and its theme of plenty to smile about.

      This year BEVA President Jon Pycock has been on a mission to help horse vets focus on the many benefits and pleasures of their job. His unstinting enthusiasm has been infectious with happy horse vets from the UK and
      Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    • Elanco tells the story behind Osurnia’s innovative gel formulation in launch of new film
      Jo Kitson

      Elanco has released a short film telling the story behind Osurnia™, the innovative canine otitis externa* (OE) treatment that applies like a liquid and stays within the ear as a gel. The film gives an insight into the story behind the gel formulation, which was designed to aid in simplifying OE treatment for both vets and pet owners.

      Although OE is one of the most common reasons dogs visit the vet1, almost half of dog owners (45%) struggle to apply daily at-home ear t
      Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    • ‘Perfect storm’ has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA
      Jo Kitson

      Pictured: A urine sample from a horse with Atypical Myopathy & Sycamore which contains hypoglycin A in tree, leaf and seeds

      Bare and potential hay shortages, coupled with early transatlantic storms blowing seeds from laden sycamore trees, have created the ‘perfect storm’ to increase the risks of atypical myopathy for grazing horses, warns the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). Experts are advising horse owners to take steps now to minimise the risks of this fatal...
      Yesterday, 10:19 AM