The UK Vet Futures team supported the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) to produce its own report: Vet Futures Europe – Shaping the Future of the Veterinary Profession.
A report of the Vet Futures Summit which took place on 4 July 2016 at the Royal Veterinary College.
The report of the Vet Futures project, containing our vision, ambitions and recommendations. Launched at the London Vet Show on 20 November 2015.
A snapshot of issues facing the veterinary profession in the UK today and what is known about their likely future impact, including insight from the profession overseas and from other relevant sectors.
A summary of qualitative research carried out by Sally Williams and Associates, among vets, VNs, members of RCVS and BVA Councils, animal owners and other users of veterinary services. The research aimed to explore the issues facing the profession and gather ideas on how it might shape its own future.
On Wednesday 23 October 2013 BVA’s Members’ Services’ Group held a discussion forum on the future of veterinary education, bringing together speakers from veterinary bodies, head of veterinary schools, vet students, recent graduates, and the Department for Education.
Professor Lowe chaired the Defra Vets and Veterinary Services Working Group which investigated concerns regarding the reducing number of veterinary graduates entering large animal practice and the potential impact of this on the food supply chain and public health. Professor Lowe’s 2009 report recommended the establishment of a veterinary development council to guide the long-term development of veterinary services and help meet the demand of the food sector.
The VDC, set up by BVA in response to Professor Lowe’s report and chaired by Professor Richard Bennett, brought together representatives from across the whole food supply chain for the first time: veterinary surgeons, regulators, government, producers, processors, retailers, promoters, the veterinary schools and the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. The VDC identified key areas to address and established three working groups to carry out detailed work focusing on: the role of the vet-led team, business models and food industry engagement.
During November 2014 we carried out two focus groups with 14 pet owners in total. All those we spoke to had visited their vet at least twice in the last year, and all owned at least one domestic pet (mostly dogs).
This is the final report of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ 2006 Foresight Project. The project was developed under the leadership of an AAVMC Steering Committee and drew on the experience, imagination and energetic participation of over 95 participants from across the United States and Canada.