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BVA responds to Defra decision on controlled shooting in pilot badger culls

BVA President John Blackwell said: “We are disappointed that the Government has taken the decision to continue using controlled shooting in the pilots given that the first two years of culling failed to demonstrate conclusively that controlled shooting could be carried out effectively or humanely based on the criteria that were set."


Protection for veterinary nurse title will recognise their unique contribution BVA says

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed the ‘Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) Bill,’ submitted to the House of Lords by Professor the Lord Trees, Council Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), as a fantastic step in recognising the unique contributions of veterinary nurses.


94% of British public says “We trust you, you’re a vet”

A national opinion poll by ICM of more than 2,000 members of the public has found that 94% of the general public trusts the veterinary profession generally or completely. This puts veterinary surgeons above GPs, dentists, and head teachers in terms of how well the key professions are trusted in Great Britain.


Grace Webster takes reins as new British Veterinary Association Scottish Branch President

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) Scottish Branch has elected Grace Webster as its new President.


BVA President celebrates Scotland’s animal welfare successes but warns of challenges ahead

John Blackwell, President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), praised Scotland for leading the way in many areas of animal welfare but also warned there are challenges ahead for the Scottish Government and vets in Scotland.


BVA welcomes extension of new bovine TB testing contracts

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has today confirmed that while veterinary practices have signed the new TB contracts in large numbers across four of the five English regions, the deadline for vets in Devon and Cornwall has been extended to 14th May as take up there has been lower.

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