Leading vet-led animal welfare charity announces grants of up to £30,000 for research projects during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continuing social distancing.5 mins
Growing number of vets planning to leave the profession due to the impact of COVID-19, according to CM Research’s latest Veterinary Industry Tracker.7 mins
“...the feedback we’ve had about how positive the experience was for delegates has gone beyond our hopes” – Nat Scroggie, vet and co-organiser.
“…it’s clear this could have a very significant impact on individual veterinary practices if a member of the team tests positive” – BVA president Daniella Dos Santos.
Claire Pasquier Olcott decided to put her new-found free time to good use by dusting off her sewing skills to make hundreds of fabric masks for non-NHS workers.
Vet Wellbeing Awards suspended due to coronavirus, but RCVS and SPVS have announced that practices can nominate individuals for Practice Wellbeing Star 2020.
University of Liverpool epidemiologist urges authorities to exercise caution when interpreting antibody tests due to potential implications of false positive results.
Almost all students who took part in Grads to Vets’ survey said the pandemic is affecting how confident they are feeling about starting work.
Vets urged to direct their cat-owning clients to a a free weekly webinar where they can share their experiences with fellow owners and receive health information.
Review of current knowledge of human coronavirus in animals questions assumption that domestic pets or livestock are unable to transmit the virus.
Royal college removes two-month restriction on planned interventions and seeks to reinforce importance of physical distancing in updated guidance.
Veterinary support service received a record number of contacts in February and March, with mental health and stress the most common theme.
“We know… that these offers will be attractive, but we are deeply concerned that it devalues the skills and knowledge that have been built up throughout the degree” – AVS president Izzie Arthur.
“We are sure our dogs will be able to find the odour of COVID-19 and we will then move into a second phase to test them in live situations…” – Claire Guest, Medical Detection Dogs.
Researchers administered to three cats SARS-CoV-2 isolated from a human patient and were later able to detect the virus in two of the animals’ nasal passages.
“Pangolins could be natural hosts of Betacoronaviruses with an unknown potential to infect humans. However, our study does not support that SARS-CoV-2 evolved directly from the pangolin-CoV” – study author Jinping Chen.
A second survey by SPVS and the VMG has shown a rise in concern about job security and a significant increase in the amount of time practices are taking to conduct certain procedures.
Data suggests an increasing interest in flexible ways of working, and highest levels of job satisfaction among practice managers and veterinary surgeons working in industry or field-based roles.
UK CVOs release joint letter to vets concerning their obligations regarding testing and reporting any positive results for coronavirus.
Practices responding to second COVID-19 impact survey report some slow improvement in turnover.