November 2020

RCVS and Veterinary Schools Council launch joint survey to see how pandemic has affected their employment prospects.

5 mins

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.

5 mins

With COVID-19 restricting vet visits, Big Flea Project study highlights importance of pet owner education.

4 mins

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.

4 mins

October 2020

RCVS updates its guidance in light of new restrictions, including tier 1, 2 and 3 measures in England, and Wales' two-week 'firebreak' lockdown.

9 mins

“This test gives us additional markers to assess when developing vaccines, antivirals and therapies, and could ultimately help us to improve their effectiveness” – Dalan Bailey, The Pirbright Institute.

5 mins

Fresh data paints brighter picture for practice revenues, with declines in number of remote consultations and furloughed staff - and "business as usual" for quarter of all practices.

10 mins

September 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has introduced new measures to combat a rise in the rate of COVID-19 infections, but the BVA is not currently planning guidance changes.

10 mins

BSAVA announcement on its popular course coincides with the RCVS’ announcement practice standards scheme assessments are restarting remotely.

4 mins

Event was due to be the BSAVA’s first in its new Manchester venue, but “ongoing uncertainty” means the association feels a virtual congress is the best option for all in the veterinary professions in 2021.

13 mins

RCVS Practice Standards Scheme officials keen to ensure standards are being met while protecting public health during the continuing pandemic.

4 mins

“If new ways of working are to be considered, now is the time to do it." BVA president, Daniella Dos Santos.

12 mins

Mayhew says COVID-19 lockdown reduced owner access to veterinary practices for neutering, resulting in increase in stray, feral and owned cats giving birth.

6 mins

CloserStill Media has confirmed it will be postponing the event due to ongoing concerns with the coronavirus pandemic.

5 mins

Research into the motivations of why people bought puppies in lockdown is one of five projects handed funding by the Animal Welfare Foundation.

5 mins

Vets from the University of California, Davis have been awarded almost £6 million to lead research in Peru and Uganda in a bid to reduce the risk of a another viral pandemic.

6 mins

August 2020

ReCoVa-19 created with programme and app that allows practices to “bring veterinary professionals back to the workplace with confidence”.

5 mins

Co-founder of remote veterinary app Joii says reinstating restrictions on remote prescriptions “will significantly impact animal welfare in a post‑COVID world”.

6 mins

Set of free interactive online CPD modules to aid communication with clients about lungworm is launched by Advocate.

6 mins

Wildlife Disease Surveillance Focus Group says wildlife must be tested closer to areas of risk – and the wildlife trade needs greater oversight – to avoid repeat of COVID-19.

7 mins