RVC research urges new campaign to promote sheep vaccination training

A new campaign is needed to improve vaccination administration and training in the UK sheep farming industry, RVC researchers have said. The call follows a survey of hundreds of farmers that found most could not identify the correct position for three types of jabs to be delivered. But while nearly 84% of respondents said they … Read more

RVC to support Ukrainian university throughout war with Russia

The RVC has announced a new partnership to support education and research at a university in Ukraine. The college has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies (SGU) in Lviv, which will initially develop a framework to support SGU’s work during the ongoing war with Russia. … Read more

RVC leads flock with new sheep course

A course for sheep farmers, shepherds and smallholders to help them increase flock productivity and improve health has been launched by the RVC. The Flockmaster course is designed for commercial and small-scale sheep keepers with the aim of sharing and expanding their knowledge, and improving their practices. Participants will have the chance to improve their … Read more

Two RVC professors elected fellows to prestigious bodies

Two professors from the RVC are celebrating their election as fellows to prestigious organizations. Oliver Pybus, vice-principal for research and innovation, has been elected as a fellow of The Royal Society, while Joanne Webster, chair of parasitic diseases, has become a fellow of The Academy of Medical Sciences. Phylodynamics Prof Pybus has become a fellow … Read more

RVC research rated ‘world-leading’ – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has had 88% of its research rated as world-leading (4 *) or internationally excellent (3 *) by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The impact of the College’s research on society was similarly highly-ranked, with 83% being scored 4 *, and 7.5 of the 9 impact case studies submitted found … Read more

RVC appoints vice-principal for equality, diversity and inclusion

The RVC has appointed a vice-principal for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Christine Thuranira-McKeever, who took up the role on May 1, aims to help the college strengthen its commitment to promoting and enhancing an inclusive environment. Dr Thuranira-McKeever joined the RVC in 2008 as director of distance learning programs, and in 2020 became chairperson … Read more

UK first as RVC launches primary care and shelter medicine internship

Veterinary surgeons with an interest in primary care and shelter medicine can benefit from a first-of-its kind course launched by the RVC. The course, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Primary and Accessible Care and Education (PGDipPACE) internship, aims to help develop students’ skills in teaching and research within a practical setting. Teaching is expected to begin … Read more

RVC research reveals best toys to improve ferret welfare – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College has revealed the best toys and housing for ferrets’ health and wellbeing. It is estimated that there are more than one million pet ferrets in the UK and a further 500,000 in the United States, but until now little was known about how ferrets are housed and … Read more

Honorary epidemiology body membership for RVC chief

The RVC’s principal has been awarded honorary life membership of the Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (SVEPM). Stuart Reid CBE, who is also the RVC’s president, was awarded membership for his support of society and lifetime of service. Founded in 1982, the SVEPM has around 250 vet and non-veterinary members from 24 countries, … Read more