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How do we handle ferrets in the veterinary environment? COVID-19 Mythbuster, Molly Varga Smith

How do we handle ferrets in the veterinary environment? COVID-19 Mythbuster, Molly Varga Smith

February 11, 2021
Molly Varga Smith, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, discusses how to handle ferrets in the veterinary environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
RCVS Knowledge's COVID-19 Mythbusting series offers quick and concise answers to common questions regarding COVID-19 and the veterinary profession, helping you to manage enquiries, patients and your team: https://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/covid-19/covid-19-mythbusting/ 
 
For the Record - Vet students Sanaa Cockar, Isobel Corp, Stephanie-Rae Flicker & Nicole Regan

For the Record - Vet students Sanaa Cockar, Isobel Corp, Stephanie-Rae Flicker & Nicole Regan

January 28, 2021

In the second episode of ‘For the Record’, we hear from four veterinary medicine students who responded to our call via the British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society for black, Asian and minority ethnic students to share their experiences of veterinary education and the profession so far.

 

This episode features:

  • Sanaa Cockar from the University of Cambridge
  • Isobel Corp from the University of Bristol
  • Stephanie-Rae Flicker from the Royal Veterinary College
  • Nicole Regan from the University of Liverpool 

 

'For The Record' is a new series featuring conversations between current and former members of the veterinary professions, highlighting voices and experiences usually absent from our official archive.

 

The transcript can be read here. 

 

If you would like to get involved in future episodes, please contact the RCVS Knowledge archives team by email at archives@rcvsknowledge.org

 

Music is 'Jindupe' by Lauren Duski.

Tighearnan Mooney - It is unclear what impact pheromonotherapy has on stress in dogs in shelter environments

Tighearnan Mooney - It is unclear what impact pheromonotherapy has on stress in dogs in shelter environments

January 15, 2021

Author Tighearnan Mooney looks at the evidence around pheromonotherapy and whether it reduces stress in dogs in shelter environments. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

The power of a growth mindset: why certain habits of mind matter in clinical improvement - Bill Lucas

The power of a growth mindset: why certain habits of mind matter in clinical improvement - Bill Lucas

January 7, 2021

Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester, shares the habits of mind that can help to develop a culture of continuous improvement in health, education and other sectors - and how you can help cultivate those in yourself and your team.

Download the presentation slides and the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This is a recording of a presentation sponsored by RCVS Knowledge at the SPVS-VMG Focus on Leadership and Management Virtual Summit on 1 December 2020. 

 

Leading positive change in practice - QI Champions (BVNA This is Us)

Leading positive change in practice - QI Champions (BVNA This is Us)

January 6, 2021

Getting the whole team on board is often harder than it seems. Amelia Poole, RVN and QI Project Officer at RCVS Knowledge, chats to QI Champions Helen Silver-MacMahon, RVN, and Kelly Tillett, EVN, about how to introduce new concepts and changes to your team in a way that will encourage uptake, and what to do if others in your team don’t share the same passion for change.

 

This podcast is taken from a session for BVNA's This Is Us online event, in October 2020.

For more free quality improvement resources visit: rcvsknowledge.org/quality-improvement

Download the transcript.

Watch the webinar.

Knowledge Awards 2020: Discussion with Meghan Conroy about her aural cytology audit

Knowledge Awards 2020: Discussion with Meghan Conroy about her aural cytology audit

November 19, 2020

Amelia Poole, RVN and RCVS Knowledge Project Officer, chats to Meghan Conroy about her aural cytology audit, including the original idea, trials and successes, and how her audit has changed the way they practise.

The transcript of this discussion can be read here and the aural cytology audit can be read here.

Please visit the RCVS Knowledge website for more free Quality Improvement resources. 

Knowledge Awards 2020: Auditing aural cytology, Meghan Conroy

Knowledge Awards 2020: Auditing aural cytology, Meghan Conroy

November 19, 2020

Meghan Conroy, RVN discussed her case example, which looks at the prevalence of ear cytology performed before and after antibiotic treatment across her practices.

This case example was highly commended in the Knowledge Awards 2020.

The written case example can be read here and the transcript can be accessed here.

Please visit the RCVS Knowledge website for more free Quality Improvement resources. 

COVID-19 mythbuster: When should we test an animal for COVID-19? Sarah Caddy

COVID-19 mythbuster: When should we test an animal for COVID-19? Sarah Caddy

August 6, 2020

Dr Sarah Caddy VetMB PhD DipACVM MRCVS, Virologist at University of Cambridge, discusses when we should test an animal for COVID-19.

Download the transcript and the presentation from the RCVS Knowledge website.

For more COVID-19 mythbusting resources, visit the RCVS Knowledge website.

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