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From the monthly archives: February 2017

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'February 2017'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

College announces updates to Practice Standards Scheme modules

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has recently made minor updates to the Practice Standards Scheme’s (PSS) modules for accreditations and awards. 

Annual renewal reminder for veterinary surgeons

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is reminding veterinary surgeons that annual renewals must be completed by 1 April 2017. Those who pay their fees after 30 April 2017 will be charged an extra £35 to renew their registration while those who have not paid by 31 May 2017 will be removed from the Register. 

Penmellyn Vets Voted Best UK Vets

For the past year, veterinary practices all over the UK have been working hard to accumulate as many 4* and 5* reviews from their clients as possible on www.VetHelpDirect.com and www.Any-UK-Vet.co.uk. This year’s Best UK Vets 2017 overall winner is Penmellyn Vets, St Columb Major based in Cornwall.

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.