Vets must share the blame for the rise of fertility clinics

The veterinary profession must “take responsibility” for the part it has played in the huge rise in the number of canine fertility clinics across the UK. According to former BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, years of negative messaging about brachycephalic dogs, coupled with a degree of “snobbery”, has forced many breeders to turn their backs … Read more

Vets raise concerns about loopholes in fireworks bill

The BVA has welcomed a bill to control fireworks and pyrotechnics in Scotland – but is worried the measures are not strong enough to adequately safeguard animal health and welfare. The Scottish Government’s Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill has been before parliamentary debate, and includes the introduction of a fireworks licensing system for anyone … Read more

‘Work with us to fix the labor crisis’, BCVA president tells Government

Labor shortages in the food and farming sector are putting the mental health of those working in it at risk, the president of the BCVA has warned. Elizabeth Berry has urged ministers to work with the industry to tackle what she termed an “immediate crisis”, which she fears could also jeopardize food security and animal … Read more

Vet sector’s newest event proves a big hit

BVA Live proved to be a big hit with more than 1,000 veterinary professionals attending the inaugural event in Birmingham. Held from 23 to 24 June at the NEC, the sector’s newest event showcased a wide range of CPD, debates and discussions, as well as a lively exhibition featuring more than 100 companies. Hugely popular … Read more

BVA and RCVS jointly host FVE assembly

The latest Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) General Assembly has been held in London following a two-year delay due to COVID. Around 200 guests from across Europe and North America attended the event at Church House, Westminster, which was jointly hosted by the BVA and RCVS. Ukraine vets Guests included a delegation from the … Read more

IVC Evidensia names new senior director

A former BVA president has been appointed to a new senior role with Europe’s largest veterinary care provider. Daniella Dos Santos has been named as UK director of professional culture, as part of IVC Evidensia’s UK leadership team. Support The move is intended to help shape working practices across the group, which provides care across … Read more

Applications now open for BVA committees

The BVA is inviting applications from veterinary professionals who want to help shape the future of the profession. Applications have opened for anyone wanting to join BVA council, or one of its panels and committees. The association is seeking members with a range of experience and professional expertise. Among the positions is a vacancy on … Read more

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Vet urges MPs to join dangerous dogs debate

A vet is making a last ditch appeal for her professional colleagues to lobby their MPs ahead of a parliamentary debate on the Dangerous Dogs Act. The debate will take place on 6 June after a petition calling for the Government to repeat breed specific provisions in dangerous dogs legislation reached more than 100,000 signatures. … Read more