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BEVA announces new honorary member

Dr Polly Taylor MA VetMB PhD DVA DipECVAA MRCA MRCVS has been awarded honorary membership of BEVA due to her long-term commitment to equine welfare. Her nomination was approved at BEVA’s Annual General Meeting, held at BEVA Congress on 8 September 2016.

BEVA honours high achievers

Four outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to equine health and welfare were presented with some of the industry’s most important awards at BEVA Congress on Thursday 8 September 2016.  

Genderblind? Dads and work life balance?

I’ve cried several times as a vet, physical and emotional stress layered on a lack of sleep have broken the barriers with regularity.  However, one occasion has lived with me and continues to plague and distress me.  It was after my first son was born.  

Are you an Imposter?

I was at a reunion recently – 20 years a vet and I don’t look a day over 90.  Amusingly many had a recurring dream – they were back at vet school, back sitting the exams, back in the world of doubt that they weren’t good enough.  A doubt that has persisted through their nascent and now 20 year careers.  I’m still convinced that admissions made a mistake and lived through university convinced my classmates/professors etc would going to “find out” and that now my colleagues and the RCVS will finally cotton on and eject me with a sigh and pat on the head.  I’m an imposter in a world of serious academics, high-achievers and career driven professionals (or egomaniacs I prefer.)

RCVS holds the first meeting of its Brexit Presidential Taskforce

On 26 July the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) held the first meeting of their Brexit Presidential Taskforce. The Taskforce was established following the EU referendum result on 24 June, with the central purpose of putting the profession in charge of its future by maximising the opportunities and minimising the risks of Brexit.

CPD audit asks over 1,400 veterinary surgeons to share their records

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has contacted some 1,415 veterinary surgeons asking them to share their continuing professional development (CPD) records as part of its annual audit of compliance.

College currently halfway through confidential reporting line trial

College currently halfway through confidential reporting line trial 

RCVS to exhibit at BEVA Congress

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be at the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress at The ICC in Birmingham from Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 September, offering individual Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) surgeries and discussing recent developments at the College.

British Racing to come together to showcase equine welfare on national Horse Comes First raceday

British Racing is all set to promote the sport’s high standards of equine welfare on Tuesday 23 August through The Horse Comes First’s annual national raceday. 

Trust Volunteer Returns From Successful Trip To Cambodia

BEVA Trust volunteer Marta Ferrari recently spent five days in Cambodia, assisting World Horse Welfare with an Equine Welfare Workshop aimed at assisting the Cambodia Pony Welfare Organisation to deliver advise to village vets working in rural areas. Below is a report from Marta on her trip: