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FVE, FECAVA, FOUR PAWS Europe letter to Commissioner

FVE, FECAVA, FOUR PAWS Europe letter to Commissioner

FVE, FECAVA, FOUR PAWS Europe together

Fecava travel scholarship – extended deadline!

Fecava travel scholarship – extended deadline!

Apply now for the Fecava Travel Scholarship 2017, sponsored by Laboklin. This scholarship (2000 €) supports small animal practitioners from different parts of Europe to visit each other’s practices and countries for a few days.

BVA News: Vets are vital to deliver UK’s post-Brexit vision for animal health and welfare

BVA News: Vets are vital to deliver UK’s post-Brexit vision for animal health and welfare

BVA’s ‘Brexit and the veterinary profession’ report was developed and written by the BVA Brexit Working Group, under the chairmanship of Alick Simmons, former UK deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, and was agreed by BVA Council in April. The report builds on BVA’s Brexit Principles, agreed by Council in September 2016, and covers seven far-reaching areas of public policy: veterinary workforce, animal health, animal welfare, food hygiene and safety, veterinary medicines, research and development, and trade. Two further sections of the report consider issue relating to devolution and to Northern Ireland’s unique position as the only part of the UK to share a land border with an EU member state.

FECAVA Council meeting Moscow

FECAVA Council meeting Moscow

The FECAVA board and veterinary directors from 37 countries held their spring Council meeting in Moscow at the occasion of the 25th Moscow Veterinary Congress. Main topics on the agenda included the 2017 strategic plan, reports from the various working groups, the upcoming EuroCongress in Copenhagen and the review of FECAVA’s communication strategy and tools.

WVA ANIMAL WELFARE AWARD 2017 - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

WVA ANIMAL WELFARE AWARD 2017 - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations.  Animal Welfare is a core mandate of the veterinary community generally and of veterinarians individually. Veterinarians must be engaged, knowledgeable, and prepared to use their skills and expertise in Animal Welfare to assist and support animal caregivers, industry, policy makers and the public to ensure best practices are in place that promote good animal welfare.

Brachycephalic tipping point: time to push the button?

Brachycephalic tipping point: time to push the button?

FOR too long our nation has been blind to the real impact of extreme dog breeding. That is perfectly illustrated by Albert – the French bulldog used in an advertising campaign to promote this week's Red Nose Day.

FECAVA/WSAVA/PSLWMZ Joint Congress 2020

FECAVA/WSAVA/PSLWMZ Joint Congress 2020

The next joint FECAVA / WSAVA Congress will take in 2020 in Poland.

Puppy dealer jailed for selling sick and dying dogs

Puppy dealer jailed for selling sick and dying dogs

A judge has handed down the longest jail term in RSPCA prosecution history after a man admitted a number of animal welfare and fraud offences relating to the selling of dogs.

BSAVA welcomes new President

BSAVA welcomes new President

Incoming BSAVA President John Chitty wants to build firm foundations for the future of veterinary science, with a vision of holistic support for the whole profession to increase enjoyment of their vocation, as the mantel is passed on by Susan Dawson at the BSAVA Congress AGM.

Keep microchip database details up to date, before it’s too late

Keep microchip database details up to date, before it’s too late

Two in five (44%) vets cannot reunite missing or stray dogs with their owners due to incorrect information on the microchip database reveals the British Veterinary Association (BVA) one year on from the introduction of compulsory microchipping for dogs in England, Scotland and Wales (6 April 2016).BVA's Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey found that seven and 10 vets believe that the majority of dogs they see in practice have now been microchipped, in line with the new legislation. However, a microchipped dog that has out of date contact details on the microchipping database means it is very difficult for vets to reunite them with their owners.