A new qualification, known as an Official Controls Qualification (Veterinarian) – or OCQ (V) is replacing the old OV qualification.  Improve International has been selected as the qualification provider.  Grandfather rights allowing transfer of existing OV panels to the equivalent OCQ (V) have been granted until 31st March 2015.  Failure to make the deadline will mean you have to go back to “GO”!   The other deadline worth noting is 9th January 2015, which will attract a discount on registration with Improve International, which is required to acquire this new status!  Visit:  www.improve-ov.com to register before the deadline and take advantage of the grandfather rights.