RCVS/ViVet sessions to reflect on changes to profession

RCVS/ViVet sessions to reflect on changes to profession

First free-to-attend Zoom meeting focuses on Covid impact

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) ViVet innovation project is launching a new series of ‘reflection sessions’ to encourage members to take stock of changes and reflect on improvements and innovation.

The first free attend session takes place via Zoom on Thursday 27 May from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and looks at how veterinary practices have had to work differently and adapt to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and its associated restrictions.

Chris Tufnell, below, RCVS Council Member and Innovation Lead, said: “In the past 15 months we have been in innovation overdrive, adapting at a unprecedented pace to transform how we work, serve our clients and patients, and continue to function as veterinary businesses in less-than-ideal circumstances.

“This event is an opportunity to take a step back, look at what has happened, how we have changed and consider what aspects of these changes we might carry over when we return to near normal working conditions.

“For those who join us, we would like to know what kind of innovation solutions you and your colleagues have developed, and share your stories and ideas to help and inspire others.”

Joining Chris on the panel will be a selection of veterinary professionals who will share their own experience of how they have had to adapt the way they work during the pandemic.

These include Anita Patel, an RCVS-recognised specialist in Veterinary Dermatology, who runs her own dermatology referral service, and Richard Artingstall, Clinical Director of Vale Referrals in Gloucestershire.

The event, which will feature short presentations followed by a reflective discussion, is free to attend and can be signed up to via its Eventbrite page at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/152857028487

Further reflection sessions are planned for the rest of the year – these are:

  • Wednesday 16 June: A special session for veterinary nurses titled ‘Problem-solving in difficult circumstances
  • Tuesday 20 July: Implementing new technology
  • Wednesday 8 September: Innovative technology and learning new skills

To find out more visit info@vivet.org.uk