The Links Group is delighted to be taking part in the world's largest veterinary online congress hosted by The Webinar Vet. The event is running from 22nd to 28th February.
The Links Group has assembled an impressive group of experts, who will be exploring different aspects of recognising and managing the link between animal abuse and domestic abuse in a total of four sessions.
Session 1 Saturday 27th February 12pm to 2pm - Recognising non-accidental injuries and the link between animal abuse and domestic abuse
Session 2 Saturday 27th February 3.30pm to 4.30pm - Understanding domestic abuse and the impact of Covid-19
Session 3 Saturday 27th February 4.30pm to 5.30pm - Recognising Non-Accidental Injuries (NAI) in veterinary practice
Session 4 Saturday 27th February 5.30pm to 6.30pm - Setting up a practice protocol to support clients
Watch Again! A recording of our latest webinar is now available.
With Paula Boyden, Wendy Sneddon, Vicki Betton, Dave Martin, Caroline Allen and Mike Flynn.
Reports show that cases of domestic abuse have risen to shocking new levels since the first UK-wide lockdown in March 2020.Due to popular demand, we’ve reconvened our expert panel 6 months on from our last roundtable on this issue to explore the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on domestic abuse, the role pets and other animals can play in abusive homes and how veterinary professionals can fulfil their role in recognising and acting on signs of non-accidental injuries, while providing current emergency-only veterinary services. Our group of experts will provide practical guidance and advice for veterinary teams by discussing a range of scenarios and answering questions live.
A recording of our recent webinar is now available.
With our expert panel:
Hosted by Vicki Betton BA (Hons), PGDip IDM, PR and Comms for Links Group, Veterinary Policy and Campaigns Manager for PDSA
Paula Boyden BVetMed, MRCVS, Links Group Chair & Dogs Trust Veterinary Director
Mike Flynn, Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent
Caroline Allen MA, VetMB, CertSAM, MRCVS, RSPCA Chief Vet
Sean Taylor BVSc, MRCVS, Veterinary Expert Witness
Short online course for anyone working in homes with vulnerable people or families. Understand the link between animal abuse and abuse of people, and what you can do about it.
We are designing an online series of modules based on our ground-breaking Links Veterinary Training Initiative.
More details about the online course as well as when we will recommence on-site courses will be added when available.
A celebration of the work of the Links Group over the last 20 years. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch.
Our AGM will go ahead on a virtual basis on Wednesday 11 November 2020 10.30am to 1.30pm. We would be delighted if as many of our organisation members as possible were able to join in. You can register your interest by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check in closer to the date for more information.
BVNA This Is Us 2020
'Is there a link between animal abuse and domestic violence?'
While there is overwhelming evidence to support the case that there is, many wouldn't recognise it, may not consider it, or know what to do about suspicions or concerns, so we're hoping to get some great audience participation from RVNs discussing the crucial part they play in recognising abuse cases - more important now than ever with the rise in reported cases of domestic abuse during lockdown.
If you're online for the event -free for BVNA members- please say hi in the chat box!
Due to the unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis and resulting government restrictions, BSAVA Congress was cancelled this year. However, we look forward to hopefully seeing you all at BSAVA Congress 2021 in Manchester!