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Wildlife photo experts join judges in finding 2019’s best veterinary shutterbug

Zoologist and wildlife photographer, Victoria Hillman and Guardian Picture Editor, Eric Hilaire are set to join an expert panel of judges for this year’s British Veterinary Association (BVA) Veterinary Photographer of the Year Award.


Rise in toxic blue green algae cases prompts vet warning

There has been an increase in reports of toxic blue green algae in several locations across the UK this summer. We are advising pet owners to take extra precautions while walking their dogs in the vicinity of affected water bodies


BVA encourages vets to discuss electric containment fences with clients to improve animal welfare

We are encouraging vets to speak to their livestock and equine clients about containment fences, helping them to ensure they’re always used responsibly and safely. The BVA position on the use of electric containment fences in livestock and horses, launched this week, recognises that containment fences are currently a necessary option for many clients but makes several recommendations on how to limit their potential harm to animals and humans.


Vets welcome parliamentary inquiry into puppy smuggling

BVA has welcomed the launch of the EFRA committee inquiry into puppy smuggling, which will consult on tougher controls on pet imports, the impact of Lucy’s Law, and whether the UK’s demand for puppies can be met through domestic breeding


Sentience and veterinary workforce must top Theresa Villiers’ to-do list, say vets

BVA has welcomed Theresa Villiers’ appointment as new Defra Secretary of State and is seeking an early meeting with her to brief her on some of the most pressing animal health and welfare and public issues she needs to tackle


Vets’ reinstatement to Shortage Occupation List a resounding win for the profession, says BVA

BVA has today hailed the Home Office’s announcement accepting the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation for vets to be reinstated on the Shortage Occupation List as a “huge win for animal welfare and a resounding vote of confidence in the veterinary community”

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