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First ever vet nurse appointed BSAVA regional chair and council representative

First ever vet nurse appointed BSAVA regional chair and council representative The BSAVA has announced that, for the first time ever, a veterinary nurse has been appointed chair of a BSAVA Regional Committee and a council representative. Emma Gerrard will take over from Kate O'Sullivan as chair of the Cymru/Wales region committee in April 2021. She has been a member of the committee since 2013 and has also served on the BSAVA Membership... Read More
Survey seeks experiences of racism in the profession

Survey seeks experiences of racism in the profession
Researchers have launched a landmark survey to investigate experiences of racism in the veterinary profession and the impact these experiences have on the mental wellbeing of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people. Led by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC)... Read More

Feline obesity problem worsening during pandemic

Feline obesity problem worsening during pandemic
Charity Cats Protection has expressed concern over the rising obesity problem among cats, which, it says, has continued to worsen across the COVID-19 pandemic. In it's latest CATS report - carried out before the pandemic - Cats Protection found that more than 3.2... Read More


Catnip may protect cats from mosquitoes

Catnip may protect cats from mosquitoes
Study reveals insights into why cats go wild for...

Health warning about rising obese pet trend on TikTok

Health warning about rising obese pet trend on TikTok
Videos of 'chubby' dogs receive millions of views Read More

Study highlights risks of subcutaneous ureteral bypass placement

Study highlights risks of subcutaneous ureteral bypass placement
Researchers analyse the medical records of 95 cats fitted with SUB devices. Read More


SRUC invests in new Aberdeen equine centre

SRUC invests in new Aberdeen equine centre
New centre to be completed by end of summer

Traditional frequent worming of horses 'unnecessary' - study

Traditional frequent worming of horses 'unnecessary' - study
Researchers assess the effect of different parasite control protocols. Read More

Blue Cross survey reveals concerns about impact of fireworks on horses

Blue Cross survey reveals concerns about impact of fireworks on horses
Charity asks public not to let off fireworks this New Year Read More


Pirbright/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine results 'promising'

Pirbright/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine results 'promising'
Candidate could be used as a booster for...

Study reveales further insights into animal origin of COVID-19

Study reveales further insights into animal origin of COVID-19
Researchers identify coronaviruses in pangolins and bats that are genetically similar to SARS-CoV-2 Read More

Study highlights need for greater AMR awareness in Africa

Study highlights need for greater AMR awareness in Africa
Report provides insight into the development of future initiatives. Read More


Wild Welfare launches free digital education programme

Wild Welfare launches free digital education programme
Online resource aims to tackle global animal welfare issues

Europe's first dedicated biobank stores cells from endangered animals
Charity launched in response to dramatic decline in global biodiversity

Scottish SPCA appeals for food donations for fox cubs
Charity expects 'busy year' for wildlife admissions

Virtual veterinary nursing ceremony to welcome new registrants

Virtual veterinary nursing ceremony to welcome new registrants
Event will celebrate newly-qualified VNs.

University launches free online resource for vet nurses
New educational tool aims to boost vet nurses' skills

BVNA and RCVS to offer joint sessions at online event
Organisations work together to help bolster profession


OnSwitch urges vets to donate unwanted laptops to support home learning

OnSwitch urges vets to donate unwanted laptops to support home learning
Devices will help millions of children struggling at home

Myerscough students succeed at Central Qualifications examination centre
Success for veterinary nursing students

New online learning resource for vet nurses
BVNA launches Vimeo on Demand Channel.

Iguana escapes fire by jumping on fireman's helmet

Iguana escapes fire by jumping on fireman's helmet
Pet was carried to safety by startled crew member

Mars Comedy Pet Photographer of the year revealed
Elke Vogelsang scooped first prize for a hilarious photo of rescue dog Noodles.

Dormouse rescued after getting stuck in garden bird feeder
Homeowner baffled upon finding sleeping creature in their garden

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Defra extends applications to Zoo Animals FundDefra extends applications to Zoo Animals Fund

Defra has extended the deadline for applications for the 100 Million Zoo Animals Fund until 26 February 2021.

Launched in June 2020, the fund provides financial support for zoos and aquariums that have experienced a drop in income caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Grants of up to 730,000 are available, which can be used to pay for essential costs and maintenance, including veterinary care, medicines, animal feed and staffing.

More information about the fund and details of how to apply can be found here.



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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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