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Scholarship announced in memory of Louise O'Dwyer

Scholarship announced in memory of Louise O'Dwyer Veterinary nurses with a passion for Emergency and Clinical Care (ECC) are being urged to apply for a scholarship on Improve International's (Programme) in Emergency and Critical Care for Veterinary Nurses. The opportunity is being offered in memory of internationally-renowned veterinary nurse Louise O' Dwyer who died last year, and comes during Veterinary Nursing... Read More
BVNA Council election candidates revealed

BVNA Council election candidates revealed
The candidates for the 2020 BVNA Council election have been revealed. A record number of nominations were received for the coming term, with 14 RVNs competing for the six available places. "I am delighted with the number of RVNs that have applied to join the BVNA... Read More

 'Covid detection dogs' trial to get underway

'Covid detection dogs' trial to get underway
A trial which will be able to see if specially-trained 'COVID dogs' can detect coronavirus in humans, even if they are not showing symptoms, is set to get underway in the UK. It is hoped that the trial will establish whether the dogs could be used as a potentially... Read More


New guidance for animal-related businesses in Wales

New guidance for animal-related businesses in Wales
Guidance includes tips on the safe transportation...

Kennel Club Charitable Trust reopens emergency relief fund

Kennel Club Charitable Trust reopens emergency relief fund
Second round will raise funds to help smaller charities. Read More

Lockdown rescue pets star in new Battersea advert

Lockdown rescue pets star in new Battersea advert
Advert celebrates the joy and comfort rescue pets bring their owners. Read More


 Weight gain in horses a major concern for owners, survey finds

Weight gain in horses a major concern for owners, survey finds
Researchers assess the impact of lockdown on...

Equine small redworm blood test study published

Equine small redworm blood test study published
Paper describes the research undertaken to define the final format of the test. Read More

Vet issues plea for help with African Horse Sickness

Vet issues plea for help with African Horse Sickness
Disease 'a welfare disaster' for potentially thousands of horses in Thailand. Read More


RVC study reveals insights on tendon disease

RVC study reveals insights on tendon disease
Scientists examined protein turnover rates in the...

Study highlights value of longer consults for discussing antibiotics

Study highlights value of longer consults for discussing antibiotics
Scientists review the UK Government's five-year AMR strategy. Read More

Pirbright Institute begins testing coronavirus vaccines on animals

Pirbright Institute begins testing coronavirus vaccines on animals
Scientists join global battle to help control the pandemic Read More


Event to celebrate threatened stag beetle

Event to celebrate threatened stag beetle
Public urged to make their gardens stag-beetle friendly.

Study highlights impact of climate change on freshwater fish
Rising water temperature could affect the cognitive abilities of minnows.

RSPB reports surge in raptor shootings during lockdown
Police called out to multiple cases across the UK.

Scholarship announced in memory of Louise O'Dwyer

Scholarship announced in memory of Louise O'Dwyer
RVNs urged to apply to Improve International's (Programme) in Emergency and Critical Care.

BVNA Council election candidates revealed
A record number of nominations received for the coming term.

"I feel very honoured to be able to give my input"
Matthew Rendle reflects on his time on Council so far.


AHT announces proposal to close referral clinics

AHT announces proposal to close referral clinics
Charity to revert to core purpose of veterinary and scientific research.

Collaboration to enhance global veterinary wellness
WSAVA's PWG and Hill's Pet Nutrition to develop tools that will combat anxiety.

WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group names new chair
Dr Richard Squires will head up the group's work to promote best practice vaccination.

Japanese aquarium hosts 'face-showing festival' for eels

Japanese aquarium hosts 'face-showing festival' for eels
Eels have started to forget about humans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entries open for Pet Comedy Photo Awards 2020
Competition to raise funds for abandoned or unwanted pets.

Wild goats take over Llandudno's empty streets
Animals have been providing welcome distraction to self-isolating residents

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Do you know a practice wellbeing star?Do you know a practice wellbeing star?

Has someone in your practice team gone above and beyond to make your workplace a positive one during the coronavirus pandemic? Then why not nominate them for a 2020 Practice Wellbeing Star!

The joint RCVS Mind Matters Initiative/SPVS Practice Wellbeing Star nominations recognise individuals who have held up morale during a time when practices are facing unprecedented staffing and financial issues.

Nominees receive a certificate in recognition of their colleagues' appreciation of their achievements and will be entered into the prize draw for a pair of tickets to attend the joint SPVS and Veterinary Management Group Congress in January 2021.





Remembrance
Tributes paid to Professor Michael DayTributes paid to Professor Michael Day

Professor Day Professor Day was recently awarded the WSAVA Award for Global Meritorious Service.

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