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BSAVA Congress proudly unites the profession again this year

BSAVA Congress proudly unites the profession again this year

  • 23/04/2019 15:54:00
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BSAVA Congress, the world’s leading small animal veterinary conference, united the profession with resounding success again this year. Packed lectures and a buzzing exhibition hall accommodated a grand total of more than 6500 delegates and enthusiastic feedback has been received from exhibitors and attendees.
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New editor for BSAVA’s Companion magazine

New editor for BSAVA’s Companion magazine

  • 17/04/2019 12:21:00
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The BSAVA is delighted to announce that Samantha Taylor has been appointed as the new editor of its magazine, Companion. Sam takes over in April from Simon Tappin, who has edited Companion for the past five years but whose involvement with the CPD content of the magazine goes back even further.
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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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