NSV Monthly Round Up

What have we been up to this month?

It’s been a jam-packed month here for us at NSV! Not only have we welcomed a new team member, we also helped to raise over £5000 to support Vetlife! Plus, some very exciting job vacancies have become available to our network of candidates!

Welcome to the team Lynsey!

We’re delighted to introduce our new locum consultant, Lynsey. When you contact us to discover more about our locum opportunities, or our talented locum vets, you’ll be in her capable hands from now on.

With many years of expertise within the veterinary industry herself and a wealth of knowledge on locum work, she’s exactly the kind of person you want in your corner, and she’s eager to make some new connections. Get in touch with Lynsey today! lynsey@thevetrecruiter.co.uk

ArcelorMittal Orbit abseil for Vetlife

In June, 25 brave adventurers, (including our very own Lawrance!) took on the challenge to abseil down the ArcelorMittal in London’s Olympic Park to raise donations for Vetlife!

This is the highest freefall abseil from the UK’s tallest sculpture, standing at a towering 262 feet!

We are absolutely thrilled to share that the collective effort has raised an impressive sum of over £5000 in support of Vetlife’s remarkable initiatives. We were so glad to be a part of this incredible event, well done to everyone involved!

Vetlife provides a 24/7 confidential Helpline which is open to all members of the veterinary community including vet nurses, students, and other practice non-clinical staff. There were 3,503 contacts to Helpline in 2022 – a rise of 3.3%.

The charity also delivers award winning mental health care through its Health Support service, which saw a 15.5% increase in referrals during 2022.

You can still donate to Vetlife’s incredible cause here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/abseilforvetlife

Veterinary community updates

Dr. Navaratnam Partheeban, co-founder of the British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society, has expressed his gratitude and humility upon receiving an OBE in the King’s Birthday Honours.

The veterinary profession’s prominent advocate for diversity and inclusion, Dr. Partheeban, was acknowledged for his services to inclusion. His well-deserved recognition has been widely celebrated within the industry, prompting congratulations from numerous influential figures.

Read on: https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/veterinary-diversity-champion-humbled-and-amazed-by-obe/#


The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has expressed its approval of the recent announcement by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) regarding the initiation of a consultation.

The consultation aims to consider the prohibition of keeping primates as pets, and the BVA is pleased with this development.

Find out more: https://www.bva.co.uk/news-and-blog/news-article/british-veterinary-association-responds-to-government-s-proposals-to-ban-primates-as-pets/


In other news, a consultation has been initiated regarding proposed alterations to the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) concerning the import, batch testing, and batch release of veterinary medicines.

Batch testing is a crucial procedure that verifies the composition of every veterinary medicine. It plays a vital role in ensuring the medicines’ quality and their intended therapeutic effectiveness. Following successful batch testing, the medicines are approved for release into the market.

Read on: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/consultation-on-proposed-changes-to-imported-veterinary-medicines


Lastly, Members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Council have elected Linda Belton MRCVS to be the next Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Junior Vice President.

Linda, who was first elected to Council in 2019 and re-elected in 2023, will take up the post of Junior Vice President for 2023/24 at the RCVS Annual General Meeting on Friday 7 July 2023.

Congratulations Linda!

Read on: https://www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-views/news/wiltshire-equine-vet-elected-to-become-new-rcvs-junior-vice/


We have some exciting new vacancies!

Looking for a new role? We’ve had some great practices open some very exciting vacancies recently, make sure to get in touch if you’re looking for a new role – info@thevetrecruiter.co.uk

Clinical Director in Lincolnshire, Gainsborough

An exciting opportunity has come up to take on the role of Clinical Director at a well-established small animal practice in Lincolnshire.

We’re looking for a progressive leader looking to drive this practice forward and build on it’s solid reputation. Someone committed to supporting the staff, clients and patients, and dedicated to the highest level of care. You will work alongside the existing management team to help grow and develop the practice in a positive way.

Apply online: https://thevetrecruiter.co.uk/job/clinical-director-15/

Veterinary Nurse in Barking

We are looking for an RVN to join a brilliant team in Barking!

They would love to welcome an RVN who enjoys all aspects of the nursing role, supporting their two vets in surgery through to running your own nurse consultations with future potential to explore areas of personal interest through CPD.

Apply online: https://thevetrecruiter.co.uk/job/veterinary-nurse/

Veterinary Surgeon in Doncaster, South Yorkshire

The practice was established in 2006, bringing Arundell’s top quality veterinary services to the centre of Doncaster. They are looking for a Vet who has finished their GDP, with a minimum of year one skills.

The role will ideally be full-time but we are prepared to be flexible and consider part-time.

Apply online: https://thevetrecruiter.co.uk/job/veterinary-surgeon-12/

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