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Veterinary helpline reports 500% rise in service contact


Veterinary Times of 5 February 2018 reports "a record number of vet professionals contacted the confidential Vetlife Helpline in 2017, figures have revealed. Volunteers responded to 1,737 contacts (681 telephone calls and 1,056 emails) last year, and the statistics mean, over the past five years, contact with the 24/7 crisis service has risen by 500 percent."

To read the full report, please click here.

Guide to Enhancing Wellbeing and Managing Work Stress in the Veterinary Workplace’

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The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has developed a guide on wellbeing in the veterinary workplace in association with Dr Elinor O’Connor of University of Manchester.

The guide is designed for anyone with an interest in the wellbeing of the veterinary team, it provides practical advice to veterinary workplaces on managing stress and promoting wellbeing.

To read the the Guide, please click here.

Report: Behaviour in veterinary practice


The first ever formal attempt to identify the extent and impact of bullying at veterinary work places was recently conducted by vetsurgeon.org and vetnurse.co.uk supported by Vet Times and VN times through an online survey.

The survey generated over 3500 responses from vets, vet nurses, practice managers etc. According to the survey most commonly experienced behaviours were: (1) being belittled in front of other staff or clients, (2) being criticised minutely, (3) management or senior staff talking badly behind their back, and (4) having their authority undermined.

The report revealed that vet nurses are likely to be bullied by other vet nurses and vets by other vets.

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