April 2020

Full programme of speakers across three streams confirmed for online CPD event, with delegates urged to make at least a £30 donation via JustGiving page to NHS frontline.

5 mins

March 2020

RCVS introduces measures to help spread the cost of annual renewal fees and waive late fee for vets impacted by coronavirus measures.

5 mins

Charity offers anonymous assistance to all members of the profession under mental or financial stress due to COVID-19.

4 mins

RCVS slashes this year’s obligation by 25% for vets and vet nurses in face of COVID-19 pandemic.

5 mins

Scientists will measure the level of antibodies produced after vaccination of pigs and assess whether the antibodies can block severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 from infecting cells.

4 mins

Lockdown results in call for three-month deferment of all forms of practical assessment for SVNs.

6 mins

Researchers identify protein sequences in lungs of sick pangolins that were 91% identical to the human virus’ proteins.

4 mins

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

4 mins

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

3 mins

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

3 mins

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

6 mins

European body says short-term manufacture and delivery of veterinary medicines is secure, but it is assessing the rapidly developing situation.

4 mins

“Following our urgent requests for clarification through lobbying the Government, veterinary surgeries have now been explicitly listed as an exception to the closures” – BVA/RCVS.

7 mins

Clients are being asked to wait in cars, pets are being transported and video consults are all part of the measures introduced at Hamilton Specialist Referrals.

6 mins

“Personal and public safety overrides animal welfare” — Niall Connell, RCVS president.

8 mins

“In the interests of safety and complying with Government advice, vet practices should only be delivering emergency treatment and urgent care, and should be cancelling routine and non-urgent appointments.”

4 mins

Association writes to its members in light of latest COVID-19 restrictions – interpreting their work is “deemed essential”, but stressing health and safety is paramount.

6 mins

Veterinary surgeon made unemployed by coronavirus pandemic makes face masks to raise cash while she waits to see if she can get at job at Tesco.

7 mins

The Kennel Club and its charities will help support canine organisations and rescues that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

4 mins

The group has written an open letter to a host of Government departments – including the chancellor of the exchequer and Defra – urging more support for veterinary businesses.

7 mins