April 2020

Temporary changes announced by the directorate in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic mean veterinarians can now delegate the retail supply of medicines to internet retailers or wholesale dealers for home delivery.

3 mins

The resources page includes veterinary advice and updates, research references, and evidence reviews on relevant topics.

3 mins

Almost 4,000 veterinary professionals have already registered their names to work on hospital wards in support of their colleagues in the NHS.

6 mins

VetCT offers “no fee, no tie-in” support for frontline GP vets throughout April, with specialists worldwide lined up to provide round-the-clock service.

8 mins

Vet sets up Facebook group for vets and nurses keen to help on the front line as NHS trusts start reaching out to animal health colleagues for assistance.

9 mins

Veterinary community rallies together as the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown continues to bite, with XLVets sharing expertise.

5 mins

Five feet of floodwater from the River Taff destroyed the nine-month-old £2 million facility during Storm Dennis, but staff are already set to open the doors for emergency cases.

5 mins

Elanco swine symposium was due to be held in Portugal at the end of March, but is now running online as separate webinars on 7 and 8 April.

3 mins

Organisers of VET Festival 2020 (5 and 6 June) confirm the event will not happen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

5 mins

The half-price teleconsulting and virtual referral services will continue until the end of June, or as needed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 mins

Full programme of speakers across three streams confirmed for online CPD event, with delegates urged to make at least a £30 donation via JustGiving page to NHS frontline.

5 mins

Associations, regulators, charities and practices large and small are working more closely than ever before, while vets and VNs everywhere stand shoulder to shoulder in the face of unprecedented crisis.

5 mins

Community raises more than £700 for charity during lockdown after staging networking and CPD event online.

5 mins

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

RCVS slashes this year’s obligation by 25% for vets and vet nurses in face of COVID-19 pandemic.

5 mins

New resource enables vets, nurses and receptionists to quickly identify urgent, potentially urgent, non-urgent and delayable cases.

4 mins

Corporate groups, independent practices and veterinary charities to unite in a bid to provide emergency cover in the face of corona crisis.

5 mins

BVA works with RCVS and other organisation to produce a traffic light system of guidance to help practices prevent spread of infection while providing emergency and urgent care.

7 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