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CVS Announces Acquisition of Premier Equine hospital

CVS has announced the acquisition of Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Mereworth, Kent. The company, the UK’s largest and fastest-growing corporate practice, says that further acquisitions of equine practices are expected during 2017, in addition to continued growth in the UK and Europe.

RCVS joins forces with Doctors’ Support Network in new campaign to tackle mental health stigma in health professions

At the Palace of Westminster yesterday (Tuesday 31 January 2017) the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Doctors’ Support Network (DSN) have joined forces to launch the ‘&me’ campaign which aims to tackle mental health stigma in the health professions by encouraging prominent members to speak out about their own experiences. 

Many Clouds: Post mortem concluded

Following the sad loss of Many Clouds at Cheltenham racecourse on Saturday 28 January, a post mortem has been carried out to ascertain the cause of this fatal incident.

Brexit and the UK's Equine Sector

On Tuesday 17th January, the UK’s Prime Minister made her much anticipated speech on the UK’s exit from the EU, and finally spelt out what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ means for her government:

Outstanding programme announced for 25th National Equine Forum

The National Equine Forum (NEF) will be celebrating its 25th event on Thursday 2nd March at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, and has lined up an outstanding programme to celebrate.  


David Sykes joins from UAE where he was Head Veterinary Officer for both the Emirates Racing Authority and the UAE Equine Quarantine Department.

Proposed half a billion pound investment in British Racing

The Jockey Club today outlined its intention to contribute more than £500 million to British Racing over the next decade through a national programme of investments designed to benefit the sport, its participants and racegoers.

Nomination period still open for 2017 RCVS and VN Councils elections

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is reminding the profession that the deadline is approaching for nominations from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who wish to stand as candidates in next year’s RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses Council elections respectively.

Amendments to the Rules of Racing – Neurectomy

The Rules of Racing currently states that “The horse must not have been subject to a neurectomy” and that “a Neurectomy means the surgical removal of a nerve or part of a nerve”. 

Glasgow fundraising veterinary professor recognised by PM

Prime Minister Theresa May has today honoured a senior veterinary professor from Glasgow for leading a group of motorcycling vets fundraising for animal charities across the world.