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RCVS Inspiring Veterinary Leaders Campaign Launched

The RCVS has launched its Inspiring Veterinary Leaders campaign and three out of the 12 veterinary professionals sharing their stories are from practices within the IVC family.

The RCVS campaign takes a look at the different leadership journeys if 12 veterinary professionals to help demonstrate how diverse these roles can be. Among them are Clinical Director at Vale Vets, Richard Artingstall (BA VetMD MBA CertSAS MRCVS), Head Nurse at Holly House Vet Hospital, Matthew Rendle (RVN) and Clinical Director at Mill House Vet Surgery and Hospital, Sarah Colegrave (MA VetMB BSAVA PGcertSAECC MRCVS).

The campaign is part of the broader RCVS Leadership Initiative, launched in 2018. The initiative has the central aim of putting leadership at the heart of the veterinary professions. It was prompted by concerns revealed about the number of veterinary professionals stepping forward in leadership roles, highlighted by the Vet Futures project.

Richard Artingstall said,

“I was really pleased and honoured to be able to take part in this important initiative from the RCVS. I personally feel that leadership is core to the profession’s ability to adapt and develop to the future changes that we will inevitably see over the next few years.

He went on to say,

“I think the RCVS Leadership initiative highlights the importance of leadership at all levels within the practice, from the CD level to great nurse leadership. It shines a light on the diverse roles that we can find in the profession and how we work and live in such an exciting and varied profession. On a personal note it’s great to see colleagues within IVC being highlighted as a leadership champions by the RCVS and it’s great to have our hard work as acknowledged. My feelings are that good leadership is key to helping solve and manage some of the very difficult issues we have in our profession such as mental health, job satisfaction and changes in patient care. Go IVC!”

You can see all 12 of the veterinary professionals who gave up their time to speak candidly about their path into leadership roles, and read their stories, here.

For more information contact Trudi Purdy on tpurdy@independentvetcare.co.uk