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Full programme of speakers across three streams confirmed for online CPD event, with delegates urged to make at least a £30 donation via JustGiving page to NHS frontline.

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vettimes.co.uk launches first ever user hub to allow people to share their experience of life in lockdown.

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Animal health firm says practices wanting to limit face-to-face potential poisoning cases should use Veterinary Poisons Information Service or other resources first, and promote social media posts to homebound clients.

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Associations, regulators, charities and practices large and small are working more closely than ever before, while vets and VNs everywhere stand shoulder to shoulder in the face of unprecedented crisis.

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Community raises more than £700 for charity during lockdown after staging networking and CPD event online.

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RCVS introduces measures to help spread the cost of annual renewal fees and waive late fee for vets impacted by coronavirus measures.

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Boehringer Ingelheim partners with VetHelpDirect to assist in COVID-19 pandemic by providing free access for three months to online video consultation platform.

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Normally only accessible by International Society of Feline Medicine members, the channel has been opened up as a free resource to help veterinary professionals keep on top of CPD.

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Charity offers anonymous assistance to all members of the profession under mental or financial stress due to COVID-19.

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