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VN educators urged to defer practical assessments

VN educators urged to defer practical assessments The RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council is writing to veterinary nurse educators asking them to defer all forms of practical assessment for student veterinary nurses for at least three months. The decision comes in response to the government's lockdown announcement to curb the spread of COVID-19. It also follows concerns raised by the VN Education Committee regarding... Read More
Essential care guidance for veterinary practices

Essential care guidance for veterinary practices
The UK government has updated its list of premises that can remain open during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak to include veterinary surgeries. In light of this move, this article aims to provide guidance on what constitutes emergency and essential care. It is... Read More

Looking after your mental health

Looking after your mental health
In light of the government's advice on social distancing, mental health charity VetLife has put together comprehensive guidance concerning the impact on mental health for the veterinary profession during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Here we have pulled out some... Read More


New insights into ionised hypercalcaemia

New insights into ionised hypercalcaemia
Relying on calcium concentrations alone could...

 New Dechra webinar series available for vet professionals

New Dechra webinar series available for vet professionals
Series to provide guidance on case management during COVID-19 pandemic Read More

Cats Protection welcomes ban on third-party kitten sales

Cats Protection welcomes ban on third-party kitten sales
'Lucy's Law' will come into effect on 6 April Read More


Experts unite for 28th National Equine Forum

Experts unite for 28th National Equine Forum
Event was live-streamed to more than 20 countries

Veterinary workshop seeks to improve safety in horse racing

Veterinary workshop seeks to improve safety in horse racing
Discussions to inform pre-race risk assessments Read More

New initiative to help vets take action against strangles

New initiative to help vets take action against strangles
Alliance aims to end stigma around infection 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...

Diagnostics firm reports no COVID-19 cases in pets

Diagnostics firm reports no COVID-19 cases in pets
Study supports recommendation against testing pets for the virus Read More

Reducing face to face contact in practices

Reducing face to face contact in practices
Social distancing for veterinary teams Read More


Wildlife charities urge government to end badger cull in light of new figures

Wildlife charities urge government to end badger cull in light of new figures
More than 35,000 badgers killed in 2019 as part of bTB strategy

Volunteers sought to record mammal sightings in their gardens
Wildlife charity urges public to aid in conservation while staying at home

Pangolins found to carry coronavirus-related strains
Discovery made in Malayan pangolins seized in southern China

VN educators urged to defer practical assessments

VN educators urged to defer practical assessments
Examinations deemed unsafe under the current conditions

VN training requirements temporarily suspended
Decision in line with government advice on social distancing

Nominations open for BVNA Council elections
Members of from career levels urged to apply


New measures to help vets spread renewal fee cost

New measures to help vets spread renewal fee cost
UK-practising vets can split fee into three instalments

RCVS agrees 25 per cent reduction in CPD requirement during 2020
Reduction to help relieve pressure on vets and vet nurses during COVID-19 pandemic

Bova UK offers direct delivery service to support vets during COVID-19 pandemic
New system to improve social distancing in practices

Wild goats take over Llandudno's empty streets

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

Surfing therapy dog inspires in viral video
Ricochet helps to calm fears and anxieties during social distancing

Cooked bacon and sausages used to rescue lost dog
Smell of cooking food used to lure nervous collie

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BEVA gives vets access to free membership for three monthsBEVA gives vets access to free membership for three months

BEVA has announced that it is cutting membership renewal charges for the next three months in order to support all veterinary professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memberships for all existing BEVA members will be extended until 30 June 2020. Veterinary professionals who are not members of BEVA will also be able to sign up for a free membership until 30 June 2020.

BEVA president Tim Mair said: "In this extraordinary time of global crisis our profession, as with many industries, is under immense pressure. By offering free membership we are giving equine vets easy access to a wealth of supportive resources and online CPD."

To sign up please visit the BEVA website.

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Remembrance
Tributes paid to 'kind natured' veterinary surgeonTributes paid to 'kind natured' veterinary surgeon

Statement released following death of vet Susan McCann

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