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Poll: skilled new vets lack business acumen

Poll: skilled new vets lack business acumen

Placed at 28-11-2017

A total of 576 employers responded to the first national Veterinary Schools Council Employer Survey, which concerned vets who had graduated in the past two years.

Strong case for vets to be on shortage occupation list

Strong case for vets to be on shortage occupation list

Placed at 27-11-2017

The UK’s exit from the EU will exacerbate recruitment problems for the veterinary profession, making the placement of vets on the Shortage Occupation List an immediate priority, according to British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in their joint response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s Call for Evidence on the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU.

EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

Placed at 27-11-2017

A new study says that an EU ban on the trade in wild birds has helped reduce the global business by 90%.

Positive lists for exotic pets get vote at LVS

Positive lists for exotic pets get vote at LVS

Placed at 23-11-2017

Results from a straw poll held at London Vet Show revealed overwhelming support for evidence-based regulations to restrict the type of animals kept in UK homes.

Reaction after London loses European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam

Reaction after London loses European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam

Placed at 23-11-2017

Animal health agencies call for a continued close relationship between the UK and EU on animal medicines safety, regulation and supply.

Bid to transfer recognition of animal sentience into UK law defeated

Bid to transfer recognition of animal sentience into UK law defeated

Placed at 20-11-2017

“Actions speak louder than words, and this action undermines the Government’s previous promises the UK will continue to be known for our high standards of animal health and welfare post-Brexit” – Gudrun Ravetz.

FVE appeals to protect vets’ working rights in Brexit talks

FVE appeals to protect vets’ working rights in Brexit talks

Placed at 20-11-2017

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe’s Brexit negotiation plea includes a list of key points of action, with a request for continued mutual recognition of veterinary degrees across Europe, high on the list.

PDSA celebrates 100th birthday

PDSA celebrates 100th birthday

Placed at 20-11-2017

One hundred years ago today (17 November 1917), a sign was hung outside an east London basement inviting impoverished people to bring their sick and injured animals for free treatment.

Military working dog receives bravery award

Military working dog receives bravery award

Placed at 20-11-2017

Belgian Malinois Mali recognised for heroic actions on front line in Afghanistan by the presentation of the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal.

Rejection of animal sentience from Brexit Bill risks UK short-fall on high animal welfare standards

Rejection of animal sentience from Brexit Bill risks UK short-fall on high animal welfare standards

Placed at 17-11-2017

MPs have voted to reject the inclusion of a crucial clause that would transfer the recognition of animal sentience into UK law post Brexit in an eight-hour parliamentary debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill (15 November).