Vets

Balmoral seminar hears about stress in agriculture from vet perspective

Balmoral seminar hears about stress in agriculture from vet perspective

Vets are now on the frontline of agriculture’s response to the rocketing stress levels currently impacting on farm families across...

May 12, 2022

Veterinary landscape 2021 – how does it compare to previous year?

Veterinary landscape 2021 – how does it compare to previous year?

The 2021 annual report of the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) contains an update on the veterinary landscape in Ireland...

April 23, 2022

Vets: ‘Recruitment crisis looms’ due to demand in services

Vets: ‘Recruitment crisis looms’ due to demand in services

The veterinary sector is facing a “recruitment crisis” due to a growth in demand for services from vets and “an...

March 29, 2022

Former department vet wins tribunal over ‘deleted’ livestock movements

Former department vet wins tribunal over ‘deleted’ livestock movements

A former vet within the Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Service Animal Health Group has won a landmark action against the...

September 24, 2021

Study shows county breakdown of herd-to-vet proximity

Study shows county breakdown of herd-to-vet proximity

A study conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine highlights the issues of herd-to-vet proximity (how far...

September 23, 2021

Vets overlooked in Northern Ireland’s future farming policy, says BVA

Vets overlooked in Northern Ireland’s future farming policy, says BVA

Northern Ireland’s Future Agricultural Policy Framework Portfolio misses an opportunity to capitalise on the expertise of local vets, the British...

August 26, 2021

DAFM continues border-control recruitment to prepare for stricter UK imports rules

DAFM continues border-control recruitment to prepare for stricter UK imports rules

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is continuing to recruit veterinary and agricultural border-control staff in advance...

August 4, 2021

Overseas vets and vet nurses encouraged to take part in ‘introduction to the UK’ training course

Overseas vets and vet nurses encouraged to take part in ‘introduction to the UK’ training course

Overseas-qualified vets and vet nurses practising in the UK have been encouraged to sign up for a training course which...

July 22, 2021

Co. Antrim vet killed in quad road accident

Co. Antrim vet killed in quad road accident

Police have confirmed that a man has been killed and a woman injured following a two-vehicle crash involving a quad...

May 22, 2021

Vet student survey seeks farmer views on animal injury

Vet student survey seeks farmer views on animal injury

The views of farmers are being sought in a vet student survey on the issue of cattle that receive acute...

April 25, 2021

NI veterinary school: 200 vets needed for Brexit checks

NI veterinary school: 200 vets needed for Brexit checks

Northern Ireland’s vet shortage appears to be coming to a head as Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots warns as many as...

April 23, 2021

Department to host webinar for vets on regulation changes

Department to host webinar for vets on regulation changes

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will host a webinar next week for vets, on the issue of...

March 24, 2021

Report commissioned to weigh up options for NI vet school

Report commissioned to weigh up options for NI vet school

A report to analyse the best options for establishing a vet school within the region has been commissioned by Northern...

March 16, 2021

VCI inspected 86 vet practices and suspended 4 vets in 2020

VCI inspected 86 vet practices and suspended 4 vets in 2020

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) conducted a number of inspections of vet practice premises last year, with some disciplinary...

March 1, 2021

VCI gives update on regulating strict new EU vet medicine laws

VCI gives update on regulating strict new EU vet medicine laws

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) “will work with stakeholders” on regulating veterinary medicines under new EU laws which are...

March 1, 2021

12% increase in number of incorporated vet practices last year

12% increase in number of incorporated vet practices last year

The number of veterinary practices that have (or partially have) an incorporated business model increased by 12% in 2020 compared...

February 18, 2021

Staffing outranks Covid as vets’ main challenge in 2020 – report

Staffing outranks Covid as vets’ main challenge in 2020 – report

Staffing issues ranked ahead of Covid-19 as the main challenge facing veterinary practices in 2020, according to a new report....

February 17, 2021

Over a third of vet practice owners looking to sell within 3 years

Over a third of vet practice owners looking to sell within 3 years

Over one-third of veterinary practice owners are looking to sell their practice within the next three years, according to newly-published...

February 17, 2021