February 2017

Merial Animal Health has launched a programme of monthly webinars to support large animal veterinary surgeons with ongoing CPD.

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Members of the RVC Zoological Society have swooped to the rescue of oft-malign vultures by supporting a charity dedicated to their conservation and protection.

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Animal lovers took just three hours to raise the £2,500 required to fit a pacemaker and save a rescue dog with a third-degree heart block.

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The RVC has strengthened its ongoing educational twinning project with the Jordan University of Science and Technology by welcoming a delegation to its London headquarters.

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A novel study by US scientists may help British vets distinguish animal abuse from accidental trauma and “give a voice to the voiceless”.

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The University of Liverpool has defended a job advert for a senior clinical research fellowship post that offered different salaries for medical and veterinary applicants.

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The RCVS is reminding vets to complete their annual renewal by 1 April 2017.

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Partnership between vet referral centre and children’s hospital ‘to cement bond’ between human-animal medicine, says doctor.

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BEVA said it hopes new guidelines will help equine vets assess and manage equine risks, ultimately improving safety.

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A breakthrough that could help manage canine epilepsy by reducing seizures has been described by an RVC scientist involved in the research as “the most exciting thing I have done in my career”.

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A Scottish vet is preparing to tackle a 100km trek to the Arctic Circle to raise money for the hospice that cared for her friend’s mother.

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Veterinary professionals are being urged to lend their skills to the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad and help transform the lives of 100 million working donkeys, mules, horses and their owners.

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The RVC is offering testing for atypical myopathy – a severe and life-threatening equine muscle disorder caused by ingestion of sycamore tree seeds or seedlings by horses kept at pasture.

The BVA has reiterated calls for the Government to ensure resources for existing disease control and eradication programmes, and surveillance systems are maintained.

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A veterinary group has unveiled what it believes to be a new professional “gold standard” in its three-year structured EMS model for the vets of the future.

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Mount International United Services (MIUS) has announced a series of CPD dates for CT and ultrasound training courses.

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A new scholarship for veterinary medicine degree students that gives preference to male applicants has sparked outrage among female students.

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The royal college has announced the candidates standing in the 2017 RCVS council and VN council elections.

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Participants will be contributing to the creation of tools to help clinicians optimise vaccination consultations, says The University of Nottingham.

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A member of the RCVS Governing Council has spoken of his own multiple suicide attempts at the launch of a new initiative designed to tackle mental health stigma in health professions.

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