Veterinary workplaces: the good, the bad and the ugly

14 Nov 2019
BVA Congress

It’s no secret that vets report suffering stress and burnout and the BVA workforce report identified vets’ day-to-day experiences in the workplace as a key factor in the decision to stay or go. Meanwhile, the veterinary profession is in the midst of a recruitment crisis. BVA’s Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey panel revealed that a third of vet vacancies took more than 6 months to fill or were withdrawn altogether and over half of the vets surveyed felt that Brexit had made it harder to recruit. It stands to reason that if you want to hold onto your staff, you have to provide good working conditions and culture. But how?

In this session, we will hear some tales from the frontline that dig deep into what makes a workplace good or bad. And we will receive an update from the work of BVA’s Good Workplace Working Group, which aims to ensure all veterinary workplaces are good places to work.

  • What makes a good workplace environment
  • Insight into the work of the BVA Good Workplace Working Group
Daniella Dos Santos, BVA President (2019-2020) - British Veterinary Association
Gudrun Ravetz, Chair of the BVA Good Workplace Working Group and Head Veterinary Officer Simplyhealth Professionals - Simplyhealth Professionals
Ben Sweeney , Managing Director - Simply Locums

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