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Multi-million-pound Vet Hub 1 signifies a step forward in the development of Aberystwyth University as a “centre for veterinary expertise”, says vice-chancellor.

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Millennial vet honoured for strong commitment to improving the experiences and education of early career vets across the Balkan region.

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"Post-antibiotic world" warning after three times the level of multi-resistant bacteria found on farms using drugs to promote growth in the poultry species.

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Onswitch managing director Alison Lambert welcomes The College of Animal Welfare's new qualification for veterinary receptionists and encourages practices to invest in their customer service teams.

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Members of the profession urged to adopt “careful and accurate approach” to self-certification after hearing into vet who failed to declare conviction.

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Are you a bright spark at your practice? The RCVS is looking for vet and VN innovators to share their ideas on social media, with prizes up for grabs.

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Future farm subsidies must take animal health and welfare into account, says association.

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Vet believes the key to combating disillusionment in the veterinary profession lies in career diversification and innovation.

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Former RCVS president Jerry Davies and five of his clinical colleagues have been awarded fellowships by the royal college.

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