Vets

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

Department considers ‘pros and cons’ of not permitting vets to sell medicines

Department considers ‘pros and cons’ of not permitting vets to sell medicines

Officials at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine are weighing up the “pros and cons” of changing veterinary...

February 10, 2021

Mental health and wellbeing handbook for vets launched

Mental health and wellbeing handbook for vets launched

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has launched a new Safevet Smart Handbook, which it says will provide practical mental...

November 30, 2020

Department ‘rushing to push for vet medicine prescriptions’

Department ‘rushing to push for vet medicine prescriptions’

A plan to introduce compulsory prescriptions for “routine” dosing products for livestock is becoming an increasingly controversial issue. According to...

November 18, 2020

Vet medicine rule change: ‘Small farmers won’t be able to afford it’

Vet medicine rule change: ‘Small farmers won’t be able to afford it’

At a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine yesterday (Thursday, November 12), veterinary officers...

November 13, 2020

Proposed EU vet medicine rules ‘a threat to competition’ – IFA

Proposed EU vet medicine rules ‘a threat to competition’ – IFA

Proposed new EU regulations on veterinary medicines, which would see some being designated as prescription-only, would “severely impact on competition...

November 12, 2020

VCI commits to donate €30,000/year to vets support fund

VCI commits to donate €30,000/year to vets support fund

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has committed to donating €30,000 to the Irish Veterinary Benevolent Fund (IVBF) per year....

August 27, 2020

New graduates predicted to meet vet demands in rural areas

New graduates predicted to meet vet demands in rural areas

It is predicted that the demands for large animal vets in rural areas will be met by graduates, as the...

July 7, 2020

CAFRE to become Northern Ireland’s first VetSkill centre

CAFRE to become Northern Ireland’s first VetSkill centre

Plans have been approved for the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) to become the first VetSkill Centre...

April 22, 2020

NI vets could be drafted into hospitals in Covid-19 continguency plan

NI vets could be drafted into hospitals in Covid-19 continguency plan

Northern Ireland vets could be drafted into hospitals to help with the Covid-19 response, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and...

April 10, 2020

Vets offer support to HSE in tackling Covid-19

Vets offer support to HSE in tackling Covid-19

Veterinary practitioners around Ireland have been in touch with the Health Service Executive (HSE) in recent days, offering resources in...

March 30, 2020

Confine services: VCI issues updated Covid-19 guidelines

Confine services: VCI issues updated Covid-19 guidelines

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has issued updated guidelines in accordance with the increased restrictions brought in by the...

March 30, 2020

Vets running med pick-up services and rotating staff to combat Covid-19

Vets running med pick-up services and rotating staff to combat Covid-19

A number of veterinary practices around the country are taking measures to enact social distancing precautions including the operation of...

March 19, 2020

New president steps up to take on dual BVA NI and NIVA role

New president steps up to take on dual BVA NI and NIVA role

The Northern Ireland Branch of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the North of Ireland Veterinary Association (NIVA) have jointly...

February 13, 2020

74% of vet respondents do not know worth of practice – study

74% of vet respondents do not know worth of practice – study

74% of Irish vets could be at a disadvantage when selling their practice because they do not know what their...

January 30, 2020

Veterinary Council of Ireland launches corporate strategy to 2023

Veterinary Council of Ireland launches corporate strategy to 2023

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) launched its corporate strategy for 2019-2023 in Dublin earlier today, Wednesday, December 11. Minister...

December 11, 2019

NI vets praised for ‘strong and supportive’ work ahead of Brexit

NI vets praised for ‘strong and supportive’ work ahead of Brexit

The British Veterinary Association’s Daniella Dos Santos has used her first major speech as president to praise the vital work...

November 27, 2019