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  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards to be joined by healthcare specialist Lockharts


    Sector specialist law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) is delighted to announce that it is continuing its growth strategy and will be joined by London based Lockharts, another leading healthcare practice with effect from 30 January 2017.

    Ben Willis, Head of Healthcare at VWV said:

    "Lockharts is a well-established legal practice with an excellent reputation for supporting healthcare specialists. I am delighted to announce that we will merge with effect
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  • Make a change for 2017 by becoming a Cat Friendly Clinic

    Make a change for 2017 by becoming a Cat Friendly Clinic


    With a new year upon us, many of us make resolutions to help improve our lives. One resolution which the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is hoping veterinary clinics will make is to improve the lives of cats by becoming more cat friendly.

    By the end of 2016, ISFM reported that it now has 369 UK clinics accredited on its Cat Friendly Clinic programme, with a total of 732 worldwide in 29 different countries. This is a 40% increase on the year before and ISFM hopes
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  • Finn’s Law – Calling for justice for police animals

    Finn’s Law – Calling for justice for police animals


    Dogs have been used for law enforcement since at least the Middle Ages.

    These days, canines undertake common duties such as sniffing out drugs and explosives, searching for lost people, looking for crime scene evidence, protecting their handlers and generally deterring criminals.

    On October 5 last year when Police Dog Finn woke up and reported for duty, he had no idea he might not make it home by dinner time.

    Seven-year-old Finn’s
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  • Outstanding programme announced by 25th National Equine Forum

    Outstanding programme announced by 25th National Equine Forum


    The National Equine Forum (NEF) will be celebrating its 25th event on Thursday 2nd March at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, and has lined up an outstanding programme to celebrate. Government officials, vets and equestrian industry leaders will share their knowledge and drive debate on some of today’s most pertinent topics including Brexit’s potential impact on the horse industry, the equine database, the UK Thoroughbred Health Network, tack, bits and welfare and Changing
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  • BHA appoints David Sykes to new Director of Equine Health and Welfare role


    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced the appointment of David Sykes to the newly created role of Director of Equine Health and Welfare.

    BEVA Member David joins the BHA from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he has held the position of Head Veterinary Officer for the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) since 2010, a role which encompasses the welfare and integrity of all flat racing in the UAE. In this role he was responsible for implementing and managing anti­doping
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  • Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium

    Mind Matters Initiative Research Symposium


    The agenda for the first Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) Research Symposium, which takes place on Friday 20 January 2017 at the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls, has now been confirmed and has, as its overarching theme, ‘Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health’.

    The event takes place between 8.30am and 4.30pm and begins with a welcome and introduction to the MMI from former RCVS President and MMI Chair Neil Smith.

    Following the introduction there
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  • Clients’ use of online pet health information - Survey for Vets

    Clients’ use of online pet health information - Survey for Vets


    Calling all UK veterinarians - We are investigating how pet owners use the internet to source pet health information and how this impacts veterinarians and the field of veterinary medicine. As part of our research within this area, we are interested in investigating veterinarians’ perceptions of their clients’ use of online pet health information. We would be grateful if current practicing veterinarians in the UK could complete the following questionnaire.

    Link http://colost
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  • Support our Shed Appeal - WVS

    Support our Shed Appeal - WVS


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  • An ISFM double at BSAVA

    An ISFM double at BSAVA




    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is holding two feline symposia ahead of the 2017 BSAVA Congress – its regular and ever-popular programme for veterinary practitioners and, for the first time, a programme specifically for veterinary nurses.

    Both symposia will be held on Wednesday 5th April, at the ICC in Birmingham, the day before the start of the BSAVA Congress. This year’s veterinary programme aims to be thought-provoking but practical, providing
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  • Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals

    Victory: UAE bans personal ownership of wild animals


    Last week, the UAE government adopted a law to regulate the ownership of dangerous wild animals.

    The law (2016 No. 22; originally passed in June as draft legislation) prohibits the personal ownership of a long list of dangerous wild animals, including big cats, hyenas, primates, bears, bats, wolves, zebras, giraffe, hippos, ostriches, vultures, crocodiles, snakes, spiders, scorpions and many others. The penalty is a jail term, a fine of 10,000 AED ($2,723 USD) to 700,000 AED
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