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For 60 minutes on 2 October, Acorn House Veterinary Hospital in Brickhill will take steps to make visits to its practice easier for autistic people, such as dimming the lights and reducing noise.

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BVA senior vice-president Gurdrun Ravetz says figures showing rise are a “major animal welfare issue”, reiterating the association's call for all animals to be stunned before slaughter.

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John Fishwick claims he is “constantly inspired by tenacity and dedication of colleagues”, while outgoing president Gudrun Ravetz hails small acts of joined-up working by veterinary family.

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Willie Anderson, who was a contemporary of Alf Wight and qualified the same year the Mini car launched, is still seeing animals after close to six decades in profession.

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Veterinary surgeon Vicky Morton is “over the moon” after winning a trip for two to Thailand for the International Society of Feline Medicine autumn conference.

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Vettimes.co.uk and sister publications urge vets and vet nurses to complete survey to help establish the extent of bullying within the profession.

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The UK’s leading veterinary communications company – and owner of vettimes.co.uk – has made the finals of the Professional Publishers Association Digital Awards.

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A rarely seen, huge abdominal mass occupying half of the belly of a bearded dragon is successfully removed and owner is told: “He is actually a she.”

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Colleagues can nominate vets whose scientific and teaching work furthers the profession, with the awards due to be presented during BSAVA Congress next April.

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