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Upcoming events

BSAVA Congress, Birmingham - 6-9 April 2017


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We have a number of talks and activities at Congress this year:

On Friday 7 April join us in Hall 6 at the ICC for pastries and coffee and the following talks.

At 08.30 RCVS President, Chris Tufnell will be discussing Brexit, providing an update on the findings of the RCVS Brexit Taskforce and will close with a Q&A session.

At 09.30 RCVS will give an update about the pilot of the outcome-based CPD proposals and Shona McIntyre, RCVS Postgraduate Dean and member of the CPD Policy Working Party will lead a session on CPD planning and reflecting for the general practitioner.

On Saturday, 8 April, we have a Wellbeing stream in Hall 6, ICC with the following talks:


Blame and shame: lost learning in the veterinary profession – Catherine Oxtoby, Risk Manager, Veterinary Defence Society and Lizzie Lockett, Deputy CEO, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


Occupational Stressors in Veterinary Practice in the UK – Dr Elinor O’Connor, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester


Resilience: What does it really mean? – Richard Dorney MBE, Director, Strongmind Resiliency Training Ltd

In the Exhibition area, staff will be promoting the Mind Matters Initiative and asking delegates to share their wellbeing tips with us for the chance to win a Fitbit Alta. Find us on stand 103 to take part and if you have any general questions of queries you need help with.

For further information, please visit the BSAVA Congress website.

Practice Standards Scheme – How can you make the Awards work for you? BSAVA Congress - 6 April 2017
PSS awards

Come and join the RCVS President, Practice Standards team and Assessors in Hall 9 on Thursday 6 April from 17.45 for a glass or two, some nibbles and the chance to find out how you can make the new PSS Awards work for you.

You’ll be able to hear directly from two practices who will be sharing their experiences on how to achieve awards that are relevant to you and your team, along with some handy insights from our Lead Assessor, Pam Mosedale. There will also be plenty of time to chat to the PSS team and ask any questions you might have.

We will also be celebrating practice success once again, with RCVS President Chris Tufnell formally presenting PSS awards to those practices who have achieved them over the last few months.

For further information on the available awards, or to join the Scheme, please visit our PSS web page.

Register for some bubbly!

To register your interest in attending this event, please register via Eventbrite, or come to stand 103 at BSAVA Congress on the day (subject to availability).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Practice Standards Scheme Surgeries - 6-7 April 2017
Practice Standard Scheme logo

We will be holding free 20-minute surgeries from 10.30-16.30 on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April in the Exhibition Hall at BSAVA Congress.

Cees Bennett will be available on Thursday to help answer any questions you have about the Scheme and Pam Mosedale will be on hand on Friday.

You are free to use the surgeries however you choose and both existing members and those considering joining the Practice Standards Scheme are welcome to attend.

Surgeries are offered on a first come first served basis, to book your place please contact Emma Lockley.

National Pet Show, Excel London - 6-7 May 2017
National Pet Show 2017

Staff will be on hand to answer questions about careers in the veterinary profession, how to use our Find a Vet service and promoting the Practice Standards Scheme.


RCVS Day - 7 July 2017
RCVS Day 2017

RCVS Day will be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London.

A limited number of tickets are available to veterinary surgeons and nurses. Please contact Emma Lockley if you would like to attend.


Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace - 3-6 August 2017


Surgery game

We will be back exhibiting at Countryfile Live, which will be held in the spectacular grounds of Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Our team will be promoting the various services we offer to the public, including the Find a Vet service and the new Practice Standards Scheme while providing information and guidance on starting a career in the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions.

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