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Dealing with difficult situations in your first few months of practising

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Date: Tuesday 7th December 2021

Opening times: 19.15-20.15

Venue: Online Via Zoom


Have you recently joined the RCVS Register or are you a veterinary student?

Join our free one-hour webinar called ‘Dealing with Difficult Situations in your first few months of practising’.

We recognise that starting in your first job as a veterinary surgeon after graduation is exciting, but the first few months in practice can be daunting too.

To support you in this journey, this webinar will feature other recent graduates sharing some of the challenging situations they themselves have faced, how they dealt with them and reflecting on what they learned and how it changed their future practice.

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the webinar is not only to provide some practical guidance on how to deal with difficult situations in a pragmatic way should they arise, but also provide some reassurance that you are not alone in facing them.

The webinar will also explore how the speakers have reflected on the difficult circumstances they have encountered in order to build up the knowledge, confidence and resilience to deal with similar situations in the future

Hear from recent graduates about their experiences

Among those sharing the situations they’ve encountered are:

Izzy HockingIzzy Hocking, who graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2018 and now works for the Blue Cross in London


Hannah PrestwoodHannah Prestwood, who graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 and has worked in farm animal and, latterly, small animal charity practice


Bolu Eso, who graduated from Budapest in 2019 and works in small animal practice in London.

Topics covered will include:

  • Providing pragmatic care
  • Difficult conversations with clients
  • Client confidentiality

How the RCVS Code can help with decision-making

Our Head of Legal (Standards) Gemma Kingswell, will then explore these scenarios further in reference to the Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons and its Supporting Guidance, and what these say about how best to handle difficult situations.

Ask your question!

If you have any questions around the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct and its Supporting Guidance please submit them at the time of registering and we will answer them during the evening.

There will also be regular Q&A sessions throughout the webinar.

We do hope you can join us for what we hope will be a very informative event that will help you understand how to plan for, and making decisions during, some of the difficult situations you may encounter in practice.

If you have any questions about the webinar please contact Emma Lockley

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