For many, this will occur informally through getting to know vets at the VCF Conferences, through Regional Groups If you would like us to put you in touch with someone within VCF to be a mentor as you begin in practice (or have been in practice for some years) then just drop us a line.
These are a network of groups which have grown up throughout the UK. They vary greatly in format from monthly bible studies, to meeting up once or twice a year for a walk and a meal. Their aim is to provide networking and fellowship for vets, vet nurses, vet students etc in a local area – from those who are very new to an area, to those who have been there for many years. If you would like to know more about the groups, or to find the group nearest to you, then email Kerry Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
VCF holds conferences on a yearly basis. One year there will be a central conference at the Hayes Christian Conference in Derbyshire, and on the alternate years, there is a Northern Conference and a Southern Conference. The conferences are a place to worship together, to study God’s Word, to meet with other Christians in the veterinary and allied professions. The seminars at the conference allow the opportunity to consider various subjects in more depth. They can be used towards your CPD allowance.
We aim to run a childrens program at each conference.
The VCF organises CPD from time to time
VCF Produces a bi-monthly newsletter which is a great opportunity to read testimonies, hear about folk working overseas and to share some of the challenges and struggles that others face in their daily life as they try to share Christ’s love in their workplace and beyond.
VCF members are able to advertise job vacancies, or jobs required on the VCF Website and in the VCF Newsletter.
VCF is taking steps to begin running some one off CPD days, which would incorporate link a veterinary subject with a biblical teaching or testimony.