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New resource enables vets, nurses and receptionists to quickly identify urgent, potentially urgent, non-urgent and delayable cases.

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Researchers discovered domestic cats kill more prey in a given area of around 100 metres around their home than similar-sized wild predators.

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Corporate groups, independent practices and veterinary charities to unite in a bid to provide emergency cover in the face of corona crisis.

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BVA works with RCVS and other organisation to produce a traffic light system of guidance to help practices prevent spread of infection while providing emergency and urgent care.

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MEPs join NGOs to demand ban on all all journeys of more than eight hours long for live farm animals.

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BCVA appeals to members as food standards authorities in home nations plead for help in maintaining the food chain during COVID-19 crisis.

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Open letter to RCVS president calls for help with fees during unprecedented public health crisis.

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“We wanted to offer our help and we understand ventilators are critically important in supporting the recovery of human patients in hospital being treated for the virus” – Blue Cross.

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Association’s president implores veterinary nurses to be “part of the solution and not the problem” as the coronavirus crisis continues.

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