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College investing £225k to improve concerns process

Over the next six months the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is investing £225,000 in its Professional Conduct Department’s concerns investigation process in order to increase the speed at which concerns are either closed or referred, ensure that it meets its service standards and reduce stress for the public and profession.

Tour de Force – Septuagenarian vet cycles from Norfolk to Cape Town

Retired vet Graham Duncanson is celebrating 50 years in the profession by cycling over 8,000km from the UK to South Africa to raise money for the British Veterinary Association's charity, the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF).


Vet Convicted Of Large Scale Fraud

Two horse dealers and a vet have been convicted of a large scale fraud where they colluded to sell ill, dangerous and lame horses to unsuspecting buyers.

Calling all Vet Nurses to BEVA Congress

BEVA is urging equine veterinary partners and practice managers to remember to include their veterinary nurses when it comes to booking tickets for BEVA Congress.

Six-week long consultation period on CPD to open this summer

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is engaging in a six-week consultation with both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses concerning its continuing professional development (CPD) and lifelong learning policy. The consultation will run from 17th June to 29th July.   

New Availability of Equine Herpes Vaccine

Merial Animal Health has been granted a Wholesale Dealer Import Certificate (WDIC) to import and supply a European licensed equine inactivated Herpes vaccine whilst there is no licensed vaccine available in the UK.

Radio Four Discusses Veterinary Wellbeing

Claudia Hammond hears from vet Richard Hillman and meets Rosie Allister, who's based at Edinburgh University researching the wellbeing of vets, and is the Chair of Vetlife Helpline in All in the Mind on BBC Radio 4.

BEVA Receives Award for Antibiotic Stewardship

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) received a highly commended award at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards for their contribution to antibiotic stewardship. It was the only organisation from the veterinary profession to be shortlisted.


The Coming Storm? Horse Genetics and You

Below is an article from BEVA Council Member Ben Sturgeon on equine genetics. Please note this article was written for the BEVA Blog and does not reflect the views of the association. 

Genetic Test Determines Guineas Winners' Derby Entry

Impressive 2,000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold will not step up in trip to tackle the English Derby, after trainer Hugo Palmer revealed a genetic test suggested the colt has a less than one per cent chance of the extra half mile proving his optimum trip.