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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:03 AM - 0 Comments

RCVS candidates throw their hats in the ring

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has announced the candidates standing in the RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses Council elections this year and is inviting veterinary surgeons and nurses to put their questions to them directly for a video reply. There are eleven candidates...
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 4:20 PM - 1 Comments -

RVC welcomes HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , , Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall made her first visit to the RVC's Camden campus today, in her role as patron of the College's charity, the Animal Care Trust . The Duchess became Patron of the Animal Care Trust in 2005, and was visiting...
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 2:22 PM - 0 Comments -

Suffolk vet's appeal for terminally ill colleague

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Suffolk veterinary surgeon Gerhard Putter is appealing for support for a gala evening on 14th March 2015 to raise funds for a bucket list set up by his colleague, vet Lisa Milella, who has been diagnosed with incurable Motor Neurone Disease . Lisa, one...
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 9:26 AM - 0 Comments

Equine vet's divorce makes legal history

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Leading equine veterinary surgeon Ian Wright has been setting a legal precedent this week, as the Court of Appeal ruled that his ex-wife could not expect him to continue to fund her lifestyle and that she should earn her own living. Ian, an RCVS Specialist...
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 3:58 PM - 0 Comments

BEVA urges vets to be alert to Atypical Myopathy

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is urging veterinary surgeons to be on the lookout for outbreaks of Atypical Myopathy (AM) this spring. Atypical Myopathy is a serious muscle disease found in the UK and Northern Europe. It is linked to...
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 5:41 PM - 0 Comments -

RCVS now accepts debit cards for annual renewal fees

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has announced that this year, for the first time, it will accept debit card payments from veterinary surgeons who are renewing their registration. The annual renewal fee should be paid by 31 March. Those who have not paid by 30 April will be...
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 4:59 PM - 0 Comments

Virbac launches mini microchips

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Virbac has launched the BackHome Mini Chip, a microchip which is 8mm long compared to the existing standard which is 12mm. The new Mini Chips are made of a pharmaceutical grade glass with an anti-migration coating. Because of their smaller size, they...
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 5:57 PM - 1 Comments

New veterinary antibiotic resistance map

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Idexx has launched Pet Resist ( ), an online map of the levels of antibiotic resistance recorded in cats and dogs by the company over the past five years. The map displays geographical variations in resistance to the top 10 antibiotics...
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 5:21 PM - 1 Comments -

Veterinary nursing now regulated as Royal Charter comes into effect

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS's new Royal Charter has come into effect today, meaning that the whole of the veterinary nursing profession in the UK is now regulated. The new Charter received the Great Seal of the Realm and was collected from the House of Lords by RCVS...
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 4:51 PM - 0 Comments -

£1m put towards veterinary mental health and wellbeing

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has announced a total of £1 million funding to address mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession over the next five years. The RCVS Operational Board has agreed £100K of funding for the first year of the Mind Matters...
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