RCVS has launched its Surveys of the Professions, billed as the largest and most comprehensive study of the UK veterinary sector, to inform strategy and policy for years to come.

The two surveys, for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses respectively, ask the professions a wide range of both quantitative and qualitative questions, covering everything from what they do in a typical working day, to career aspirations, to levels of mental and physical wellbeing.

The surveys are confidential and anonymous.

Lizzie Lockett, RCVS CEO, said: “Our Surveys of the Professions are not just a useful and interesting snapshot of the veterinary professions at a particular moment in time, but are really consequential in terms of what we do with the results.

"For example, information from the previous surveys were used to inform our current Strategic Plan, including our mission to be a compassionate regulator, ongoing support for the Mind Matters Initiative, and a focus on workforce-related issues.

"In a similar spirit, this year’s results will inform the forthcoming RCVS Strategic Plan.

“Of course, the quality of the results of the surveys really depends on hearing from as many of you as possible – so we would like veterinary professionals from all parts of the UK as well as our overseas members, from all backgrounds, of all ages and working on all different disciplines to feed into all areas of the surveys and help us with our research.

"Please don’t miss out on having your say, and a huge thank you for taking the time to support this important work.”

The deadline for completing the survey is on or before Friday 16 February 2024. 

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