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  • The RVC gets fantastic results in 2015 Student Experience Survey!

    The RVC gets fantastic results in 2015 Student Experience Survey!

    Academic staff at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, have been voted amongst the best in the country in Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015.
    The RVC has been ranked fourth out of 113 universities nationwide for its “high-quality lectures and staff” in the annual survey. The survey also praised the College for its links and connections to industry, placing it in the top five nationally.
    Overall the RVC was ranked 25th in the survey, improving...
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  • RVC Professor Roger Smith on the red carpet at the film premier of Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance

    Professor Roger Smith, orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Veterinary College Equine Hospital, was on the red carpet on Tuesday night for the film premier of Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance.
    Dark Horse (winner of the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival) is a documentary about the unlikely rise of a homebred racehorse who went on to achieve remarkable things. Barmaid Jan Vokes, decided on a whim that she was going to take on the ‘sport...
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  • Calling all vet nurses! Enhance your exotic species knowledge

    Calling all vet nurses! Enhance your exotic species knowledge

    Are you a vet nurse who is looking to enhance your knowledge in exotic species? If so, then the BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award may be just the thing for you.

    Taking place over 2 days starting on 8th May 2015 at Hartpury College, the complete award provides nurses with a hands-on experience of exotic species plus the theory to back it up.

    Course attendees can gain 30 hours of CPD and a certificate and badge is earned after completion of the online assessment and case study.
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  • BVNA Certificate in Small Animal & Exotic Pet Nutrition

    BVNA Certificate in Small Animal & Exotic Pet Nutrition


    BVNA Certificate in Small Animal and Exotic Pet Nutrition in partnership with Provet
    This certificate is designed for veterinary nurses with a special interest in applied nutrition in cats, dogs and exotic species seen in veterinary practices in the UK.
    Learn more about:
    • Anatomical and physiological process
    • Inspection and analysis of pet foods
    • Pet food labelling and marketing concepts
    • Special feeding methods
    • Preventative healthcare and life stage nutrition
    • Nutritional
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  • New publication for riding establishment inspector vets - RCVS

    New publication for riding establishment inspector vets - RCVS

    We have produced the first edition of a ‘new-look’ newsletter for veterinary surgeons responsible for inspecting riding establishments in England, Scotland and Wales.

    REIN (The Riding Establishment Inspectors’ Newsletter) is aimed at the more than 200 veterinary surgeons who are on the List of Riding Establishment Inspectors and who are responsible for inspecting all businesses and premises offering horses (including beach ponies and donkeys) for hire.
    Under the Riding Establishments Acts...
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  • Vets reminded to pay outstanding renewal fees by RCVS

    Vets reminded to pay outstanding renewal fees by RCVS

    We are reminding veterinary surgeons that they need to pay their annual renewal fee by the end of April or they will have to pay a higher fee.

    Veterinary surgeons have until 30 April to pay the fee or the amount they have to pay will increase by £35 – this applies across all registration categories.

    Any veterinary surgeons who fail to pay by 31 May will have their names removed from the Register, making it illegal for them to practise veterinary surgery.

    This...
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  • BVA calls for change to badger culling method and wider roll-out in England

    BVA has called for the four-year culls of badgers in West Somerset and West Gloucestershire to be completed using the ‘tried and tested’ method of cage trapping and shooting only. In light of the results from two years of culling in the two pilot areas, BVA has concluded that it can no longer support the continued use of controlled shooting as part of the badger control policy.
    Following a full discussion at BVA Council, at which a wide range of views were expressed, BVA concluded that...
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  • Veterinary profession gets ready for compulsory microchipping as year-to-go countdown begins

    With less than a year to go before the microchipping of dogs in England, Scotland and Wales becomes mandatory, vets across the country are getting set to help dog owners prepare for the new regulations.

    These changes in regulation follow the introduction of compulsory microchipping in Northern Ireland in 2012. This means that from spring 2016 there will be compulsory microchipping of dogs across the entire UK and veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses across the country are preparing...
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  • Improve International's PgCs Confirmed as Meeting Requirements of Advanced Practitioner Status

    Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced that several of the Postgraduate Certificate programmes (PgC's) which it delivers in conjunction with Harper Adams University and the European School of Veterinary Studies (ESVPS) have been added to the list of qualifications conferring eligibility for applications for RCVS’ Advanced Practitioner status.

    They are:
    • PgC Small Animal Medicine
    • PgC Small Animal Surgery
    • PgC Small Animal Ophthalmology
    • PgC Exotic
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  • Pets at Home Vet Group takes first step into specialist veterinary referrals Announces acquisition of Northwest Surgeons

    Pets At Home Vet Group today announces the acquisition of Northwest Surgeons, a specialist veterinary business based in Sutton Weaver, Cheshire. Having built the UK’s largest network of small animal first opinion veterinary practices, built around a successful joint venture partnership model, this acquisition marks the company’s first move into specialist veterinary referrals. Having acquired Northwest Surgeons, Pets at Home Vet Group will seek to develop a shared venture model with key clinicians...
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