April 2020

“Our focus is on awarding work that can easily support future developments within the industry” – Michelle Townley, MSD Animal Health.

4 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

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

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

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

Lockdown results in call for three-month deferment of all forms of practical assessment for SVNs.

6 mins

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

4 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

Open letter to RCVS president calls for help with fees during unprecedented public health crisis.

6 mins

Association’s president implores veterinary nurses to be “part of the solution and not the problem” as the coronavirus crisis continues.

7 mins

“Following our urgent requests for clarification through lobbying the Government, veterinary surgeries have now been explicitly listed as an exception to the closures” – BVA/RCVS.

7 mins

“In the interests of safety and complying with Government advice, vet practices should only be delivering emergency treatment and urgent care, and should be cancelling routine and non-urgent appointments.”

4 mins

In a statement posted on its blog, the association advises profession to make the most of online chat forums, emails and telephone calls during coronavirus crisis.

6 mins

Cancel all non-emergency work, try to work from home and stick together are key messages from the association’s president.

8 mins

Association promises registration fee refunds actioned on a “first booked, first refunded” basis.

2 mins

Due to a combination of factors, many dogs with rescue backup microchips are unnecessarily euthanised, campaigners claim.

5 mins

Firm offering customers CPD sessions as live virtual stream to help veterinary professionals keep on top of learning during COVID-19 period.

4 mins