Recruitment and retention in the equine veterinary industry has been a major focus for BEVA President Huw Griffiths during his presidential year and the topic will be in the spotlight at next month’s BEVA Congress. Furthermore, the results of a recent survey on recruitment and retention are to be revealed at this year’s 60th BEVA Congress 7 to 10 September 2022 at the ACC, Liverpool.
“Vets are under increasing pressures, not least given the shortage of vets to the public,” said Huw. “And retention, despite perceived ‘good packages’ appears to be in decline.
“Analysis of our recruitment and retention survey results will help us to better comprehend what the landscape looks like and how best to address it for the short and longer terms. A fundamental key is to understand how to maximise the satisfaction and longevity of vets within our industry.
”Brad Hill, who is clinical assistant professor in equine clinical practice at the University of Nottingham, will present the survey findings on my behalf, during the recruitment and retention session on Friday afternoon. Brad has supported BEVA in various ways including via his podcasts and is indeed a champion of helping equine vets be their best self.”
In addition to the recruitment and retention survey results being revealed at Congress, Amy Grice, a world leader in the scientific evaluation of the recruitment and retention situation in equine veterinary practice, will be sharing her considerable knowledge on the subject at Congress on Friday 9 September.
Amy has based her work in the US on comparisons of the different generations of equine vets and the interactions between the generations and the failures and the opportunities that arise from this work. She has a clear understanding of generation Z graduates who are the future of the profession.
BEVA Congress is an unmissable opportunity to get together, listen and interact with leading practitioners, get updated on the latest clinical developments and hear perspectives from world-renowned specialists. As well as delivering practical skills, latest updates and clinical research, the theme running through congress this year is to champion the diverse opportunities the profession offers, and to address some of the non-clinical challenges currently being faced.
The BEVA Congress programme includes five live streams running in parallel throughout the conference with clinical research presentations returning after a COVID-19 enforced hiatus. A virtual stream will also be available live online.
The first plenary lecture will be presented by Dr Pat McCue who will review events that have shaped current practice in equine reproduction before looking at what the future holds. In the second plenary lecture, the first Peter Rossdale Memorial lecture, Dr Celia Marr will explore one of Peter’s passions, “evidence in perinatology”, as well as taking delegates on a tour through key moments in the amazing life of Dr Rossdale.
Congress tickets provide access to all lectures, the exhibition hall as well as full access to the virtual congress hub. Virtual tickets receive full access to the virtual congress hub only. This year BEVA is also giving physical delegates access to all Congress content for six months after the event. For those that can’t attend in person virtual ticket holders can access our live stream across the three days. This year BEVA is also giving all delegates access to all Congress content for six months after the event.
BEVA has a “peace of mind” bookings policy to reassure those who are concerned that the COVID-19 situation may change between booking their ticket and the event.
To find out more and to book your tickets visit the Congress website.