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BSAVA Travel Scholarship winners report

BSAVA Travel Scholarship winners report

The 2017 BSAVA Congress, in Birmingham, once again welcomed four beneficiaries of its annual scholarship visiting programme.

World Rabies Day 2017

World Rabies Day 2017

On behalf of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, we are happy to announce that the World Rabies Day 2017 will take place on 28th September 2017. FECAVA is kindly asking you to support to spread the message among your networks, as well as encouraging them to participate and share the events with GARC by registering at https://rabiesalliance.org/world-rabies-day/register. This year the theme is Rabies: Zero by 30, reflecting and supporting the global goal of zero deaths from canine-mediated rabies by 2030. 

British Veterinary Association calls for clarity over ‘settled status’ for EU vets in UK

British Veterinary Association calls for clarity over ‘settled status’ for EU vets in UK

The Prime Minister has unveiled proposals for EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years by a specific cut-off date to be given the chance to take up 'UK settled status’.
However, the British Veterinary Association, the UK’s leading body for the veterinary profession – which each year sees around 50% of vets registering to practise in the UK coming from overseas, mostly the EU - says the Prime Minister’s proposals fall short of providing the certainty that EU vets and vet nurses living and working in the UK deserve. 

The Answer to Cancer Might be Walking Beside Us

The Answer to Cancer Might be Walking Beside Us

Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS teamed up to produce a new documentary featuring researchers and clinicians across the country who all have one common goal: One cure for cancer in people and animals.

University of Copenhagen and the Danish Veterinary Association welcomes new students at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science

University of Copenhagen and the Danish Veterinary Association welcomes new students at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science

The Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science is a professional master’s programme for small animal practitioners. At the programme you will be introduced to the newest knowledge by leading international researchers and you will develop your skills in applying evidence-based clinical decision-making.  


RCVS news: RCVS calls for certainty around the rights of EU nationals working in the UK

RCVS news: RCVS calls for certainty around the rights of EU nationals working in the UK

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) calls on the Prime Minister to prioritise giving greater certainty to EU nationals working in the UK in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. This follows the publication of an RCVS report looking at the impact of last year’s referendum vote on European veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. The findings show that the lingering uncertainty around the right to work here is leading many to question seriously whether they should stay in the UK. 

FECAVA director’s mug shot in Tallinn

FECAVA director’s mug shot in Tallinn

FECAVA director for the Netherlands and member of the financial committee of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), Bob Carrière received thanks (and a mug!) for his input from the FVE president Rafael Laguens at the FVE general assembly, held in Tallinn on 9 and 10 June. 

The vet’s role in the link between animal and human abuse

The vet’s role in the link between animal and human abuse

The link between animal abuse and domestic violence was highlighted by Dr Freda Scott-Park, chairman of the Links Group

Top vet dog-tired of pug health problems, highlights BBC Radio 4 Today

Top vet dog-tired of pug health problems, highlights BBC Radio 4 Today

Celebrities, advertisers and the public must stop normalising flat-faced dogs’ health problems for the sake of animal welfare, said British Veterinary Association (BVA) President Gudrun Ravetz this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today.

Defending pet welfare at European level

Defending pet welfare at European level

Problematic genetics and breeding of companion animals, the internet trade of pets and responsible ownership are all part of the ‘companion animal’ action plan currently being discussed by the FVE/UEVP working group on animal welfare.