Due to increasing workload we require a Small animal Veterinary Surgeon with full or part time hours considered. Shared Saturday morning rota and minimal out of hours work. All the usual equipment. Salary commensurate with experience. CPD fully encouraged and funded. If you fancy relocating to the beautiful North Antrim Coast send a CV to Knockanboy.email@example.com or contact Brian Kennedy on 07793034284 for an informal chat.
Due to the present COVID situation, The North of Ireland Veterinary Golf Society Autumn Outing due to be held in September has with regret been cancelled. Therefore the Jim McDowell trophy and BOCM cup will not be played for this year.
Bert Allison will be continuing his role as Captain in 2021.
(CAFRE) is delighted to announce their approval as a VetSkill Centre for the delivery of Veterinary Nursing Training in Northern Ireland. VetSkill is a CCEA approved Awarding Organisation that provides specialised training, primarily to the Veterinary Industry. Click here to find out more….
Red Tractor is preparing to roll-out live streamed farm audits to enable new applicants to be assessed and current members to retain their status throughout the coronavirus pandemic. For full info from Red Tractor please open the link below:
For more information on Red Tractor’s advice for members during the Covid-19 pandemic, please go to https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/covid-19-hub
Cathal Carr has been in Veterinary practice in Coleraine since 1996. Originally from Dublin, he graduated with a Physiology degree from Trinity College Dublin before going on to The Royal ‘Dick’ Veterinary College in Edinburgh. After a short time in mixed practice in Dromore Co. Down Cathal moved to mixed practice in Coleraine. After seven years, Cathal and his wife Anne Marie and took the opportunity to purchase a small animal practice. They now concentrate mainly on Small Animal and Equine first opinion practice while still doing some TB testing. Cathal has an interest in all types of veterinary and has been particularly involved in veterinary business having been on the board of SPVS (Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons) from 2014 to 2020.
When Cathal gets away from running a busy practice he is involved in his local rugby club and enjoys playing golf badly.
Applications are open to a number of CAFRE Schemes, which can benefit farm businesses. These include:
- Business Development Groups – (including New Environmental Farming option) – Developing knowledge and skills by working together
- Farm Family Key Skills – Helping farm families meet tomorrow’s challenges
- Farm Innovation Visits – Sharing experience of innovative technologies on leading European farms
- Technology Demonstration Farms – Increasing technology adoption on Northern Ireland farms
To learn more about these schemes, you are invited to attend a ‘CAFRE – Supporting Your Farm Business’ event. These will be held on each of CAFRE’s campuses on the following dates:
|Date and time||Venue||Location|
| 2pm – 4pm |
Tuesday 26 November
7pm – 9pm
Tuesday 26 November
Thursday 28 November
Tuesday 3 December
|CAFRE Loughry Innovation |
| Loughry Campus|
With such highly sought after speakers as Adrian Boswood and Dan Brockman, how could it be anything but a success! A good turnout of vets from all over Northern Ireland came along to hear the two presentations. They also had the opportunity to take part in some practical human CPR training on the day too.
This event also saw the AVSPNI charity draw come to a close with Michael Woodside from Clare Vets winning the HeartSine defibrillator which was very kindly donated by HeartSine. All funds have been raised in aid of Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke and the Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association.
Click the link below to read the article written by Holly Kernot from Vet Times…
DAERA have recently issued the poster (link below) to NI Veterinary Practices reminding them of the requirements in respect of the Pet Travel Scheme in the event of a no deal EU exit.
The poster is also available to download at https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/pet-travel-after-brexit-advice-poster