Rossdales vet Lucy Grieve and former BEVA President Dr Vicki Nicholls, two of the co-founders of MumsVet, have been nominated for the Working Mums Champion award at this year’s Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards.
MumsVet is an online resource hosted by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), providing information and support for equine vets who are facing pregnancy, parental leave and returning to work a parent. It is amongst twenty-six of the most progressive employers and their representatives that have been shortlisted for awards in their respective categories. The award winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 7th November marking the eighth annual Top Employer Awards which celebrate companies who are leading the field in developing innovative ways of smart working suited to today’s world.
Launched at BEVA Congress 2016, MumsVet was co-founded by four equine vets, including Lucy and Vicki, who have all encountered first hand the hurdles and headaches associated with juggling the demands of equine practice with family life. MumsVet is described by Vicki as a “support network and one-stop shop for information and advice for mums and dads”, created to support employees and also employers. She said: “Employers (specifically, small businesses) have a tough time with logistics when considering maternity leave/pregnancy, health and safety issues [and] employing the right vet, too.”
The MumsVet website contains news articles, real life stories, podcasts, a number of blogs detailing first hand experiences of BEVA Members throughout their studies and careers, relevant CPD and guidance for employees and employers. Find out more here.
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