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

Submitted before the UK was put into lockdown, Nick Marsh’s latest blog describes his thoughts as he watches the story of coronavirus grow from rumour to pandemic in mere days.

9 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