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From the monthly archives: June 2019

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'June 2019'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

MumsVet: Top tips for school starters

With September fast approaching the MumsVet team have put together some top tips for how to prepare for your child's first year at school.

BCVSp exploring options for a Practice Standards Strand for Multidisciplinary Specialist Hospitals

The British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has approached the RCVS Practice Standards Group (PSG) to look at the feasibility of a Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) accreditation strand for Multidisciplinary Specialist Hospitals. The PSS aims to make it easier for animal owners to make informed decisions about veterinary care. The aim of the BCVSp proposal is to identify practices that offer a multi-disciplinary service on a referral basis, incorporating standards for specialist care and defining training, veterinary and nursing qualifications, behaviours and facilities which optimise management of cases with complex problems and those requiring advanced diagnostic and/or therapeutic approaches.   “Increasing numbers of veterinary graduates are choosing to pursue training leading to post-graduate diplomas and RCVS recognition as Specialists,” explained Terry Emmerson Hospital Director at North Downs Specialist Referrals and BCVSp trustee.   “Many vets and nurses ar ...

BEVA Congress keeps sport horses on the road

Keeping the sport horse on the road will be the theme for the final day at this year’s BEVA Congress 11-14 September 2019. The session on Saturday 14th will bring together leading vets, farriers and physiotherapists for an holistic look at keeping the sports horse at the top of its game.

Gove delivers new bill to punish animal abusers

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a new bill to enable tougher prison sentences for the worst animal abusers which will be introduced to Parliament today (Wednesday 26 June).

The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill means that animal abusers could face up to five years in prison, a significant increase from the current maximum sentence of six months.

This will make it one of the toughest sanctions in Europe, strengthening the UK’s position as a global leader on animal welfare.

The elephant in the room: How to address the topic of obesity in horses

With equine obesity levels in the UK sky-high, discussions about weight should be one of the most common topics covered by vets, farriers, physios, nutritionists, instructors, and many other healthcare professionals. Of course, this is not an easy conversation to have, and many vets across equine and small animal medicine report being unsure how to approach the topic, particularly if the owner seems like they might be easily offended, or is overweight themselves.

Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons celebrates 60 years in practice with ‘Diamond Series’ CPD events

Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons, one of the largest independent equine veterinary practices in Europe, is celebrating 60 years of service to its clients and is hosting some unique ‘Diamond Series’ CPD events to mark this special anniversary.

RCVS provide reassurance over recent Council decision to review ‘under care’ and 24/7 cover

The RCVS acknowledge and address a number of concerns that have arisen amongst the profession following RCVS Council’s discussion last week that followed up queries raised during the previous debate in November, around the provision of telemedicine services, including remote prescribing

Everything Donkey

Alex Thiemann, Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the The Donkey Sanctuary talks to us about donkeys and what to expect from our upcoming course...

Making the most of equine nurses

BEVA council’s Allied Professionals committee have made new online resources available designed to promote the role of the equine nurse and make sure practices make the most out of the nurse roles. Neil Townsend tells us more...

What BEVA have been up to

Four months down and BEVA has been occupied with projects, politics, external events and internal activities... there’s certainly been no lack of opportunities for the Association to find things to do in 2019! David Mountford, our CEO tells us more...
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