Jo Thorne organises weekly yoga sessions to support health and well-being of colleagues during latest COVID-19 lockdown.
RCVS formally welcomes overseas-educated surgeons to UK register at online statutory membership exams admissions ceremony.
A team of more than 30 vets will be cycling through Zambia to offer veterinary help, and raise £12,000 for conservation and animal welfare efforts in the country.6 mins
Veterinary product supplier MWI Animal Health and Invatech Health partner to launch distribution service using “cutting-edge” system Titan.
Practice Standards Scheme assessments were suspended during last year’s lockdown, but despite the UK being back under similar restrictions, the RCVS is continuing to undertake inspections of those practices in the scheme, albeit remotely.
“The significance of our finding is unknown at this time, but we feel Vet Times readers should be aware of the emergence of this bacterial species in dogs...” – Carole Hughes, Petbiome.
Currently only vets working in the food supply chain are classed as critical workers, and therefore potentially eligible to receive the vaccine early.10 mins
Researchers at The Pirbright Insititute identify key differences in SARS-CoV-2 that may be responsible for the jump from bats to humans.
As students head back amid fresh national lockdowns, schools envisage those in final stretch of course will graduate with minimal disruption.
“I am very proud of the work our fantastic teams have achieved, and the procedures carried out by our hardworking hospitals and centres” – RSPCA chief vet Caroline Allen.
“As a respected profession, it is imperative that the veterinary community should be leading by example in doing everything we can to stop the spread of the virus" – BVA president James Russell.
RCVS and BVA in discussions with CVOs – but “confirm we will not be reverting to emergency-only work” in joint statement.
“I have never seen this before; the demand for veterinary services is such that some practices have the luxury of turning clients away" - Carlos Michelsen, CM Research.
College issues fresh guidance and flow charts on its website to offer advice to veterinary practices about what they can do in four nations as lockdowns and tiers expand.8 mins
PDSA reports half a million teleconsults via new telephone appointment system installed to deal with surge in demand caused by pandemic.
Latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report highlights concerns over the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on development of new animal behaviours and increasing rates of obese pets.11 mins
RCVS and Veterinary Schools Council launch joint survey to see how pandemic has affected their employment prospects.
Advice includes vets working near country borders to use the BCVA’s travel certificate to prove they are working for animal health or food supply reasons.
With COVID-19 restricting vet visits, Big Flea Project study highlights importance of pet owner education.
Members of the community of independent practices are involved in a two-week online festival inspired by its Thriving in Practice initiative, including sessions on building resilience and confidence.