BSAVA PetSavers offers increased research funding scheme

Applications are now open for the latest round of the BSAVA PetSavers Research Fellowship funding program, with more money now being made available to veterinary researchers. The scheme, which is intended to support academics in the early stages of their research careers, is making £70,000 of funding available. Criteria Grants can be used over a … Read more

BSAVA unveils senior education appointees

The BSAVA has announced two new senior appointments to its Continuing Education program. Claire Vinten has joined the association as head of education, while Laura Haddock has been appointed as academic manager. The organization said the part-time roles were created in a bid to broaden the potential pool of candidates amid the industry’s wider and … Read more

Vet sector, charities and NHS join forces for antibiotic amnesty

Vet groups, associations and bodies across the sector have joined forces with NHS England (Midlands) for the first time on a pioneering campaign to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). An antibiotic amnesty has been taking place in November, overlapping with World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18 to 24 November), with pet owners encouraged to return out-of-date and … Read more

RVN takes up Willows hospital director role

RVN Tom Reilly has been appointed hospital director at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service in Solihull. Mr Reilly has taken up the management role at the West Midlands-based referral centre, having joined from parent company Linnaeus, where he was referral field nursing manager. He also worked with Willows in 2011 as a member of … Read more

Veterinary Carbon Calculator unveiled as London Vet Show opens

A sustainability illustration was created by the BVA following feedback from attendees at BVA Live on how the veterinary profession could become greener. Click to view. A new tool that aims to help veterinary practices reduce their carbon footprint is being launched at the London Vet Show today (November 17). Several leading industry bodies have … Read more

BSAVA launches One Health collection – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The BSAVA has launched a new collection on One Health, including chapters from relevant BSAVA Manuals and resources such as Companion articles and Congress podcasts. One Health – the symbiotic relationship between human, animal and environmental health – is becoming increasingly important, encompassing things like sustainability, the increase in antimicrobial resistance and the link between … Read more

BSAVA publishes Manual of Practical Veterinary Welfare – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The BSAVA has published the Manual of Practical Veterinary Welfarebilled as offering pragmatic advice and information about assessing and maintaining the highest standards of welfare in veterinary environments. Edited by Matthew Rendle and Jo Hinde-Megarity, the manual covers a wide range of species, including cats, dogs, exotic companions and zoo animals. The book integrates ethics … Read more

Green discussion forum puts sustainability at the top of the agenda

Organizers of the first Veterinary Green Discussion Forum believe the initiative can deliver “real positive results” for the sustainability of the sector. Hosted by Anthony Chadwick, the chief executive of The Webinar Vet, the inaugural forum was held at Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston from 22 to 23 September and was attended by representatives from … Read more

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CVS appoints Paul Higgs to CVO role

CVS Group has announced the appointment of Paul Higgs to the role of chief veterinary officer. Mr Higgs takes over from John Innes, who resigned from the post in July when he left CVS to co-found a specialist veterinary hospital company, Movement Referrals. Clinical lead Mr Higgs will oversee all clinical quality improvement work in … Read more