June 2019

BVA president Simon Doherty used his speech at the Welsh branch annual dinner in Cardiff as an opportunity to praise veterinary colleagues for their good work and ongoing support.

8 mins

The University of Surrey School of Veternary Medicine’s first intake of students will make history on 18 July when they become the first graduates of the school’s inaugural intake.

5 mins

Government sets aside £300,000 for 2019's Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme, which will offer 50% grants to eligible groups in England.

6 mins

Scientists have identified proteins that activate pig immune cells, opening the way to developing an effective vaccine for African swine fever.

3 mins

“We would like to acknowledge and address a number of concerns that have arisen among the profession following RCVS council’s discussion last week… around the provision of telemedicine services, including remote prescribing…“ – RCVS.

9 mins

BVA “surprised and disappointed” that RCVS makes wide-ranging review of telemedicine and remote prescribing in closed council session without promised stakeholder engagement.

6 mins

Rule change means vets must complete 35 hours of CPD per calendar year, not 105 hours over a rolling three-year period, and VNs 15 hours per year, not 45 hours over three years.

7 mins

James Barnett significantly increased knowledge of seals, whales and dolphins through his examination of animals found stranded dead on the beaches of Cornwall.

3 mins

Referral hospital’s fixture list includes the first continuing professional development events it has tailored specifically for veterinary nurses.

4 mins

The MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for veterinary surgeons offers awards of up to £4,000 each.

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The Independent Vetcare group believes its Online Vets service is unique in resolving the biggest issue plaguing virtual veterinary consultations by offering clients a “no win, no fee” deal.

4 mins

Following a council meeting on 13 June, the RCVS has revealed plans to review key provisions in its code of conduct ahead of a possible telemedicine trial.

5 mins

New service will offer different techniques and treatments, including the use of acupuncture and physiotherapy.

5 mins

Disciplinary committee says “in full knowledge of the exceptional circumstances of this case” the public would not expect a finding that the criminal conviction rendered vet unfit to practise.

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Disciplinary committee decide that nearly 25 years after being struck off, there is “little, if any, evidence” of vet keeping up to date with the knowledge and skills required to practise.

4 mins

E-petition calls for royal college not to authorise remote prescription of POM-V medicines.

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In a comprehensive new policy statement the BVA said the vet-led “hub-and-spoke” model would see vets coordinate services for clients and patients.

4 mins

Literature produced by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, available online or as a paper copy, designed to help practices with prickly casualties.

3 mins

Scottish referral centre adds pioneering structured rehabilitation and recovery plan to its fixed-price fix tibial plateau-levelling osteotomy surgery offer.

4 mins

Vets in Wales are being urged to join a new scheme devised by Dogs Trust to increase the number of dogs with up-to-date microchip details.

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