Group 11A Poster Presentation by Publishing | May 30, 2020 | COVID-19 Innovation Programme, Poster Presentations | 3 comments 3 Comments Rob Campbell on May 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm Hey guys, this poster really stood out with the pastel colour theme, great choice! I’m interested in your own thoughts regarding furloughing non-clinical staff during COVID? Do you think that vets are just as able to act as receptionists/animal care assistants or do these roles require a certain amount of tact that vets just can’t provide? Log in to Reply Charlotte Dunn-Shaw on May 31, 2020 at 4:34 pm Thank you! I personally think that vets would be able to act as receptionists or animal care assistants to a degree as most have a lot of communication and client skills anyway as they have to talk to the clients during their normal day. However, I also think they don’t have the complete skill set that would be needed when acting as a receptionist as it is quite different from their daily job and although some of the client skills are the same there are other more admin type skills that the vet wouldn’t necessarily fully know how to do. I do think that given time they could be trained to learn these skills though. Log in to Reply Alexander Davies on May 31, 2020 at 9:42 am Hello. Great poster team, it really stands out. You have made some great points and explained your reasoning well. You are right to say veterinary practices have taken an economic hit due to COVID. I wonder if there is some hypocrisy in our society. One of the main global focus areas of COVID-19 is to develop a vaccine. Veterinarians have numerous vaccines available for pets (many for zoonotic conditions) that are not being given right now in most practices. This is affecting economics but is definitely a welfare and one health issue to take more seriously. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.