January 2021

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

4 mins

The OSCEs took place between 4 and 7 December 2020, and saw 43 candidates undertake the assessments.

3 mins

“The research fund is the first step in our ambitious plans to develop a stronger research framework within the group” – Alistair Cliff of IVC Evidensia.

3 mins

“I am so pleased BSAVA Cymru region has elected a nurse as its regional chairman and council representative” – association president Ian Ramsey.

6 mins

Penrith-based RVN graduates with first-class honours and receives Myerscough College “Student of the Year” prize.

4 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

Elected candidates in four regions will be voice of local membership and take place on BVA council for three-year term.

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 sheer range and high quality of our speakers and content – together with our new, more dynamic format – takes webinar learning to a new level” – BSAVA president Ian Ramsey.

8 mins

High hopes as The College of Animal Welfare takes its annual Head Nurse Congress online for the first time.

4 mins

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

5 mins

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

5 mins

OSCEs were held at the end of November 2020 and saw a pass rate of 72%.

4 mins

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative has provided £20,000 to commission a study into the impact of moral injury across the veterinary professions.

5 mins

December 2020

In a Vet Times exclusive, Daniella Dos Santos and BVA president James Russell pay tribute to vets across the UK and rally the troops ahead of another “difficult year”.

9 mins

Choir of veterinary professionals and their families premieres first performances online, with all rehearsals and recordings carried out remotely over Zoom.

8 mins

College issues fresh guidance and flow charts on its website to offer advice to veterinary practices about what they can do in four nations as lockdowns and tiers expand.

8 mins

Defra launches eight-week consultation and says law could be introduced in England as early as next year.

8 mins

After tougher restrictions – including a new Tier 4 for England – were introduced to help curb a virulent new COVID-19 variant, RCVS and BVA contact CVOs to ensure advice to vets is in line with rules in all four nations.

6 mins

Prospective candidates for both councils have until 31 January 2021 to put themselves forward for the elections.

9 mins