June 2017

Veterinary courses can now be considered as “long course” degrees in England, therefore increasing the loan available to students.

6 mins

The importance of the human-companion animal bond was explored at the sixth Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)-RVC Symposium on Animal Welfare and Behaviour.

4 mins

The BVA says it is “appalled” at the vote by legislators to reintroduce the tail docking of certain classes of working dogs in Scotland.

4 mins

BEVA has defended the work equine vets do to safeguard horse welfare, stating “profit must not be confused with a lack of passion”.

5 mins

Research from the RVC has shown brachycephalic dogs are 11 times more susceptible to corneal ulcerative disease compared to non-brachycephalics.

4 mins

Staff from Vets4Pets and Petplan raise hundreds of pounds for Bath Cats and Dogs Home at the charity's annual kennel lock-in.

2 mins

Veterinary staff are being encouraged to remember a simple acronym to help wildlife hospitals get animals back to the wild and avoid unnecessary captivity.

5 mins

Calls to introduce screening of potential vet students to improve well-being in the profession have been debunked by mental health campaigners and veterinary associations.

5 mins

Veterinary surgeon Julian Peters has been honoured for decades of “unwavering dedication” to helping animals in need.

4 mins

Scottish CPD charity Vet Trust marked its 25th anniversary with lectures and special guests at its 2017 conference in Stirling.

4 mins

The RVC has received a gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating a university can receive.

5 mins

The Welsh Government has announced a new, regionalised approach to bTB eradication that will also cull infected badgers in disease hotspots.

5 mins

Two Cambridgeshire-based VNs will brave the heat, mud and exertion this weekend to raise money for a local rescue.

4 mins

Nick Stace has announced he is to leave the college at the end of the summer to take up a new post as chief executive at youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

4 mins

Found hobbling around the streets of Leeds by a dog warden, Soldier's leg was fused to his ear, his solidly matted fur pulling the skin off around his eyes.

5 mins

Owners are being asked to volunteer their horses to help in a unique study by the AHT to help develop guidelines for appropriate horse rider weight.

3 mins

Pets rescued from fires in East Sussex will have access to specially designed oxygen masks in a bid to save the lives of more animals.

6 mins

The UK’s largest dog welfare charity has launched its third annual “Be Dog Smart Week” in a bid to teach children how to stay safe around dogs.

4 mins

Images depicting the role working animals played in Britain’s history were released to mark International Working Animal Day and raise awareness of those still toiling today.

11 mins

BEVA has announced details of the dentistry day it is holding at congress this year.

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