January 2021

Vetlife figures show almost 4,000 members of the veterinary community used the charity’s confidential helpline during 2020.

4 mins

Research from the University of Liverpool is most in-depth of its kind into growing public health problem.

5 mins

Findings of survey led by RVC and the British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society will be used to help promote diversity and well-being across profession.

5 mins

Researchers at The Pirbright Insititute identify key differences in SARS-CoV-2 that may be responsible for the jump from bats to humans.

10 mins

Association calling all vets with creative eye to enter its annual Veterinary Photographer of the Year Award.

6 mins

Study led by RVC and Research England identifies key problems and need for holistic approach across parts of Africa.

4 mins

Members of veterinary profession needed to help process fellowship applications, and provide advice and guidance.

4 mins

“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.

9 mins

“...there is a need to take a fresh look at the national ambition for animal health and welfare, and how it can deliver on all fronts for farmers and society” – report author, Grace O’Gorman.

5 mins

Stellar line-up of speakers – including Lord Sandy Trees, Ellie West and Vet Sustain’s Laura Higham – to appear at SPVS-VMG sustainability event on 27 January.

3 mins

Wide-ranging plans being consulted include regulation of paraprofessionals, protecting the VN title and a new “fitness to practise” regime.

7 mins

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution wants to get at least 26,000 responses to identify physical and mental well-being issues.

4 mins

Derek Knottenbelt and Claire Gordon will be hosting a free webinar for World Horse Welfare on 20 January at 7pm, focused on common skin diseases in horses.

3 mins

Association makes direct appeal to animal owners to respect veterinary teams as they adjust to new way of working in lockdowns.

5 mins

New gene – termed femaleless by researchers – determines sex of malaria mosquitoes and can be manipulated to prevent females forming.

5 mins

International Cat Care and veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine shares BVA concerns over implementation, and has queries about unowned cats, impact on vet visits and age cats will be chipped.

10 mins

Nominations close for 2021 Petplan Veterinary Awards on 18 January, with veterinary professionals urged to nominate their colleagues.

3 mins

“We’re excited to hear from the next intake of new vets and look forward to supporting them in their transition to clinical practice...” – Chloe Roberts, Linnaeus.

3 mins

RCVS and BVA in discussions with CVOs – but “confirm we will not be reverting to emergency-only work” in joint statement.

5 mins

SPVS and the VMG will host a full-day sustainability CPD event in partnership with Vet Sustain on 27 January.

4 mins