THE VetPartners Clinical Board roadshow reached the south-western peninsula of England on its latest stop-off to meet our practice teams.
The Clinical Board is touring all points of the UK, from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall, spreading the word on how we support colleagues to develop each other and the care they deliver.
Rosevean Vets in Penzance and Penbode Vets in Bude hosted our latest roadshows events in Cornwall, providing an opportunity for practice teams to meet each other.
The events attracted a big turnout with 70 receptionists, vet techs, veterinary nurses, vets and practice managers attending over the two nights.
Dr Rachel Dean, who chairs the VetPartners Clinical Board, led the events and was joined by Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Manager Kathryn Wareham and Clinical Board members Charlie Thomas from Rosevean Vets (equine), Luke Cottis from Hampden Veterinary Hospital (small animal) and Ami Sawran from Westpoint Farm Vets (farm).
Among the topics under discussion was the management of osteoarthritis in dogs, along with an update on meetings and new resources available this autumn for those managing the condition to coincide with the VetPartners Senior Pet Wellness campaign.
There was also an update on Project DRAPES which was launched by VetPartners earlier this year, the use of anti-inflammatories in cattle and the management of exotic species.
The challenges of working in mixed practices, and the development of vets and nurses in those practices, was another topic under discussion.
Equine topics were also on the agenda, with discussions on equine castration and dentistry, as well as the role of equine veterinary nurses.
Clinical Board roadshows have so far taken in Scotland and Wales, and the next event is in the North West at Tameside Vets in Manchester on November 1st followed by Beech House Vets in Warrington on November 2nd.
Rachel said: “By coming together and talking about things, we can improve patient care even more which is one of the benefits of being part of the VetPartners family.
“Our roadshows are for everyone working in practice so it was so good to see front of house colleagues, vet techs, nurses, practice managers and vets coming along to join in the discussion.
“It was a great opportunity to give everyone an overview of the Clinical Board and share how everyone can get involved as it is inclusive and for the whole practice team.”
As well as the two evening events, Rachel and her team visited 11 sites across Devon and Cornwall, including Jonathan Wood Vets, Luxstowe Vets, Cornwall Dairy Vets, Regent Court, Head and Head Calweton Vets, Penbode and Rosevean.
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