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Cuts to apprenticeship fees make training veterinary nurses more affordable

Cuts to apprenticeship fees make training veterinary nurses more affordable

  • 10/04/2019 15:05:00
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The government has recently announced that as of 1 April 2019, employers with an annual pay bill of less than £3 million will now only be required to contribute half the rate they previously did towards apprenticeship fees. Small (non-levy paying) employers contribute to apprenticeship fees in a ‘co-investment’ with the government in which the government will now cover 95% of the course fees.
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Veterinary Nurse Merit Award in Wound Management launched

Veterinary Nurse Merit Award in Wound Management launched

  • 09/04/2019 15:34:00
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The BSAVA Veterinary Nurse Merit Award (VNMA) in Wound Management has been launched in conjunction with the Veterinary Wound Library. It will be the seventh VNMA offered by the BSAVA. The Vet Nurse Merit Award in Wound Management is designed to develop veterinary nurses’ knowledge and skills in taking care of patients with wounds.
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PetSavers call for grant applications

PetSavers call for grant applications

  • 09/04/2019 15:01:00
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PetSavers' mission is to fund vital clinical research into the prevention, treatment and/or cure of illnesses and conditions affecting pets. To achieve this aim, PetSavers award grants to researchers in universities, practices and research organisations, enabling the veterinary profession to advance clinical investigations into the problems associated with pet animal medicine and surgery.
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New President for BSAVA

New President for BSAVA

  • 09/04/2019 10:19:00
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Susan Paterson, RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology, has been appointed President of the BSAVA for 2019/2020. Qualifying from Cambridge in 1984, Sue spent some time in mixed practice in Devon before taking her Certificate and then British and European Diplomas in Veterinary Dermatology. She has been an RCVS and European Specialist for more than 20 years. She has recently been elected as a Fellow of the RCVS for meritorious contributions to clinical practice, is an elected memb...
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BSAVA Big Issues navigate unchartered territory at Congress

BSAVA Big Issues navigate unchartered territory at Congress

  • 09/04/2019 09:45:00
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The BSAVA convened an outstanding line-up of speakers to help navigate the unpredictable and unexpected challenges for the profession during the Big Issues stream this year’s BSAVA Congress. In a series of debates, leaders from government, industry and veterinary professional bodies tackled many political, scientific and economic challenges facing the companion animal veterinary sector.
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Winners are made from losers says BSAVA Congress keynote speaker

Winners are made from losers says BSAVA Congress keynote speaker

  • 09/04/2019 09:38:00
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Winners aren’t born - they are made from losers with the self-awareness to examine their own shortcomings and work hard to overcome them, BSAVA members heard at the Congress opening ceremony yesterday. Matthew Syed, author, journalist and former Olympic table tennis star, was the keynote speaker at this year’s BSAVA Congress. He highlighted the psychological and cultural factors that shape high performance in sport, science and many other fields.
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Outstanding individuals receive prestigious BSAVA Awards

Outstanding individuals receive prestigious BSAVA Awards

  • 04/04/2019 18:25:00
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The BSAVA proudly presented a total of 19 awards to outstanding individuals at a special Awards Ceremony at BSAVA Congress on Thursday 4th April. The recipients were all nominated by their colleagues, in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and surgery.
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A tale of two studies – research in clinical practice

A tale of two studies – research in clinical practice

  • 04/04/2019 18:16:00
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A media briefing at 11.30am on Thursday 4th April at BSAVA Congress will focus on two studies, published in this month’s issue of Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), that address topics of high importance in primary care practice:
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