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College to consult with profession on guidance for telemedicine services

On Monday 13 February 2017 the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) will be launching a consultation asking for the views of the veterinary and veterinary nurse professions on the use of telemedicine in veterinary clinical practice.

Equine Sector 2017 Mid-Term Manifesto for the Horse

The equine industry in the UK is both vibrant and valuable, contributing £8bn a year to the economy. With around 1m horses, the sector has a gross output of £4.3bn a year and is the second largest rural employer after agriculture. There are 1.3m regular riders and a latent sector of 3.1m former riders would like to return to the saddle, meaning that our infrastructure must be robust enough to support this desire to be active.

BEVA Members To Stand in RCVS and VN Councils elections

The RCVS have now announced the candidates standing in the 2017 RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council elections and are, once again, inviting veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to put their questions to them directly in this year’s ‘Quiz the candidates’.

New BEVA Guidelines on Managing Equine Risks

BEVA is hoping to keep equine vets safer with new guidelines to help them assess and manage equine risks. The nine-page booklet is being distributed electronically to all BEVA members, together with a useful guide on spotting some of the warning signs horses may display, written by equine vet and behaviourist Gemma Pearson. 

BEVA Member Selected As Petplan Ambassador

Petplan Equine, one of the UK’s leading specialist equine insurance providers, today announces the final ten chosen Ambassadors who will spend 2017 helping to promote the brand and the benefits of insuring your horse.  

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.