March 2020

Royal college working with Defra and other veterinary organisations to provide life-saving equipment for coronavirus front-line fight.

9 mins

RCVS and BVA issue joint guidance on ‘key worker’ status for veterinary surgeons.

11 mins

Association promises registration fee refunds actioned on a “first booked, first refunded” basis.

2 mins

Charities for animal welfare assessing likely impact of coronavirus crisis and hoping UK reality won't match that of Wuhan.

7 mins

“We are asking for an assurance from governments across the UK that veterinary practices will also be included in the scope for support and recognised as a business critical service” – BVA.

8 mins

RVC principal says despite the death, no evidence that companion animals can infect humans exists.

6 mins

Cancellation of April’s RCVS council meeting will postpone key discussions on standard of proof and report of Legislation Working Party to date to be confirmed.

4 mins

NHS doctor issues call to vets for emergency equipment to help fight the pandemic - referral centres and manufacturers preparing to step in, too…

6 mins

Firm offering customers CPD sessions as live virtual stream to help veterinary professionals keep on top of learning during COVID-19 period.

4 mins

£1.4 billion funding boost to the APHA Weybridge facility will help fight emerging animal and plant diseases.

3 mins

“The health and safety of students and staff are paramount” – RCVS president Niall Connell.

7 mins

The company has validated a new test and confirmed it has found no positive tests in the thousands of cats and dogs tested.

3 mins

“…the organisation now feels that public concern and personal safety is too great for the event to go ahead" – BSAVA.

5 mins

Event was to be held on 20 March in London, but has been postponed until further notice.

3 mins

Leading veterinary infection control expert warns the profession of possible difficult choices ahead between animal welfare and disease spread.

6 mins

Coronavirus claims another major event in the UK veterinary calendar as cases of COVID-19 escalate globally.

4 mins

Annual event, due to be held on 1 April, called off due to coronavirus outbreak. Ceva says it will let people know when it plans to hold rearranged event.

3 mins

The WSAVA has updated its detailed advice and its response to reports from Hong Kong of a dog testing weakly positive for COVID-19.

5 mins

College says in the “exceptional circumstances” it accepts vet personnel may have to make clinical and professional judgements to safeguard themselves, their colleagues and public health.

6 mins

BVA reacts to news and says it is particularly keen not to cause any unnecessary concern that could lead to pet abandonment.

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