Pet lovers can win tickets to the London Pet Show (Earls Court Two, 11-12 May), thanks to a prize draw by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Two pairs of tickets are on offer in the free-entry draw, which will be made on 30 April. Each ticket is worth £14.
At the show, visitors can to pick up tips on how to work best with their veterinary practices by visiting the College’s stand (A366).
“The College offers animal owners advice on choosing veterinary practices and on how to avoid problems, for example, by checking what a practice’s emergency 24-hour cover provisions are before you come to need them,” says Lizzie Lockett, Head of Communications at the RCVS. “We hope visitors with questions about working with their vets will come to our stand – based on the calls and emails we receive, people are likely to ask why vets request consultations for certain repeat prescriptions, about the role of the veterinary nurse, and why we cannot consider fees – which relates to the College’s jurisdiction.”
Free, online tools such as ‘Find a Vet’ and ‘Check the Register,’ which are useful for animal owners, will be promoted at the show, as will the Practice Standards Scheme, a voluntary scheme that encourages practices to maintain and improve their standards. Careers advice for budding vets and veterinary nurses will also be available at the RCVS stand.
“Both veterinary science and veterinary nursing are popular career choices for people from all walks of life,” says Lizzie. “Our careers materials give frank and realistic advice about the varied types of work vets and veterinary nurses carry out, and how to become one.”
For full details and to enter the free draw please visit www.rcvs.org.uk/petshowprize.