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Half of pet owners don’t know what veterinary nurses do

More than half of animal owners do not understand what registered veterinary nurses do, according to nine in ten vets polled by the BVA.


Animal and veterinary organisations pledge to make this the Year of the Monkey

As Chinese New Year - the Year of the Monkey - commences (8 February), animal health and welfare and veterinary organisations are reiterating their call for a ban on the keeping and trading of thousands of primates as pets.


BVA speaks up for animal welfare at annual London Dinner

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) launched its landmark animal welfare strategy, ‘Vets speaking up for animal welfare’, to a roomful of key influencers at its annual London Dinner held at One Great George Street, just off Parliament Square, on 3 February.


BVA launches strategy to help vets speak up for animal welfare

BVA has launched its landmark animal welfare strategy at its annual London Dinner highlighting the veterinary profession’s unique opportunity – and responsibility – to advocate animals’ best interests at individual, community and political levels.


Vets disappointed that two-thirds of food companies have no policy on stunning before slaughter

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) today expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter.


Vets call for ban on electric pulse collars

BVA and BSAVA are calling for a complete ban on the sale and use of electric pulse training collars in response to the Scottish Government’s current consultation on the use of electronic aversive training aids.

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