The VDS are very helpful and reassuring... being able to talk to an experienced colleague in our line of work is of great value.
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Founded in 1865, the Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) is a mutual insurance company, which covers the vast majority of the practising veterinary profession against the effects of claims of negligence.
For more
information visit
www.thevds.co.uk
or for advice call
01565 652737
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A VDS policy includes:
  • Professional indemnity insurance, exclusive to the veterinary profession
  • A team with unparalleled experience of RCVS/VCI disciplinary proceedings
  • Highly experienced claims consultants, each of whom is a qualified veterinary surgeon, to handle your claim
  • Cover for support staff woking under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon member
  • A choice of indemnity limits for professional negligence
  • Indemnity limits that are applied to each separate incident during a period of insurance (up to the stated aggregate claim limit for that year)
  • No premium increase as a result of a successful claim

VetSafe's 1st Birthday

VetSafe, the Society’s significant event reporting system, is celebrating its 1st birthday this year, after its initial launch at BSAVA Congress back in April 2018. The small Animal version of the system was rolled out initially, shortly followed by VetSafe Equine in September 2018 and VetSafe Farm in October 2018. So far, we have had over 500 significant events reported via the system at www.vds-vetsafe.co.uk

VDS Insurance is a trading style of The Veterinary Defence Society Limited (VDS) which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules.

Introducing... VDS Support

The Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) is pleased to announce the launch of VDS Support, the new initiative designed to introduce UK based VDS members to carefully selected health and income protection products from third-party companies that we have chosen to partner with. VDS Support is now able to introduce UK based VDS members to specially discounted rates on a variety of health insurance and income protection options, for both individuals and for larger groups, the benefits of which are listed below.
Find out more at www.vds-support.co.uk

Private Medical Insurance

  • Fast diagnosis and treatment at a time and place that suits you
  • 24/7 nurse-led health advice line with GP call back
  • Specialist care at over 300 hospitals across the UK
  • Family support and lifestyle benefits
  • Group health insurance options for your team, including staff health and wellbeing support, recruitment and retention help, and free onsite health and wellbeing services.

Income Protection

  • A policy that pays a regular income, should you find yourself off work through injury or illness
  • A tailored plan, built to suit your individual needs
  • No waiting period: policy starts as soon as first contribution is paid
  • No penalties: premium costs not affected by claiming
  • No cap on the number of claims you can make
  • Exclusive member benefit scheme

VDS Support Limited (trading as VDS Support) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Veterinary Defence Society Limited.

VDS Support Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Civil Service Healthcare Society Limited, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

VDS Support Limited is an Introducer Appointed Representative of PG Mutual, the trading name of Pharmaceutical and General Provident Society Limited, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Watch the latest webinar here...

For more
information visit
www.vds-training.co.uk
or call VDS Training on
+44 (0)1565 743862
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The Science of Communication

This webinar from VDS Training Consultant Christine Magrath and educational role player actor Alan Orme,
looks at the steps in which communication can be enhanced by different members of the veterinary team.

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READ OUR LATEST BLOG...

Our top ten takeaways from our monthly webinar
'The Science of Communication: Cooling down the Complainant'

Meet the Team...
VDS Training Consultant Carolyne Crowe

Carolyne is an experienced equine vet, an award winning person performance coach, mentor, international speaker, researcher and lecturer. Carolyne has a Master's degree in Workplace Health and Wellbeing and is currently doing a PhD in veterinary team health, wellbeing, performance and engagement at Nottingham University. She is a master trainer in DISC behavioural profiling, a CPCAB trainer in Stress management and Wellbeing, a certified trainer is Resilience, a Mental Health First Aider and an Honorary Lecturer of the University of Liverpool.

VetYourLife


VetYourLife is an online personal development programme developed by Carolyne Crowe
(Life Coach of the Year 2015)

VDS Training Services Limited (trading as VDS Training) is an Introducer Appointed Representative of the Veterinary Defence Society Limited, wich is authorised by The Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and The Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules.