FROM Aberdeenshire to the Borders and all points in between, the VetPartners Clinical Board team has been spreading the word on how we support colleagues to develop each other and the care they deliver.
The Clinical Board roadshow continued its journey across the UK, starting at Aurora Vets and Donview Vets in Aberdeenshire, before taking in Tay Valley Vets in Perth, Parkside Vets in Dundee, Dunedin Vets in Tranent, Galedin Vets in Berwick, Braid Vets and Animac Vets in Edinburgh, Clyde Vets in Lanark and Border Vets in Galashiels.
VetPartners Director of Clinical Research and Excellence in Practice Rachel Dean, who chairs our Clinical Board, was joined by Small Animal Clinical Board members Peter O’Hagan, Caroline Scobie and Susan Farr.
The aim of the roadshow, which started in Ireland last month, is to introduce everyone working in our practices to what the Clinical Board does and how colleagues can get involved in activities.
Among the discussions was the use of Convenia to treat skin infections in cats and dogs, quality improvement, testing for Brucella canis and optimising surgical outcomes in routine surgery and the use of NSAIDs in cattle and sheep.
Veterinary nurses were also updated on our Nurse Evolve, a VetPartners initiative to deliver a free clinical CPD programme for all nurses in practice, from students to newly qualified RVNs to experienced and senior RVNs.
Rachel said: “Our clinical communities are at the heart of everything we do and they drive and inform our activities, so the Clinical Board roadshow is a great way to share what we do. It is great to show practice teams that there is a wider network and interesting projects with which they can get involved. They are able to see the benefits of being part of the VetPartners family.
“The enthusiasm our teams have for progressing clinical care is unstoppable, and by working together we can really make a difference, not only to our job satisfaction but also to the services we provide for our clients. Most importantly, we can deliver the best care possible for every animal we encounter.”
Dunedin Vets clinical director Margot Hunter, pictured, right, sharing a laugh with Small Animal Clinical Board chair Caroline Scobie, left, attended the event in Edinburgh.
Margot said: “The meeting was really stimulating and everyone there felt included and involved. These meetings are ideal for learning, networking and socialising with other practices, so I would heartily recommend attending them. I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it.”
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