As A-levels and Highers students are working out their next steps in the wake of national exam results confusion, vet student Calum McIntyre reflects on his own experiences taking time out before starting his veterinary degree and offers advice on how to make the most of the opportunity.
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Dr Chris Palgrave, of the British Bee Veterinary Association (BBVA), talks about the relationship of honeybees to our ecology, honeybee veterinary medicine in the UK, and what your practice can do to become more bee friendly.
We know that vets and vet nurses improve the welfare of many brachycephalic dogs on a day-to-day basis through the diagnosis and treatment of problems linked to brachycephaly. To support the profession to take wider action, we’ve developed the #BreedtoBreathe 10-point plan for veterinary practices.
One year on since we published our position paper on animal health and disease monitoring, BVA Policy Officer, Hayley Atkin, looks back on how our recommendations have progressed over the past 12 months.
Student life can be brilliant, but there are potential stresses too, and particular challenges associated with veterinary study. Here Vetlife's Rosie Allister gives 10 pieces of advice to help manage stress during training
Considering the wider determinants of welfare – a comprehensive approach to the welfare of livestock during transport
With growing media interest and political appetite to make improvements to animal transportation, BVA Senior Vice President, John Fishwick, unpacks why it is important to holistically consider the impact of all aspects of transport on animal welfare.
The news headlines are filled with reports of organisations ramping up their preparations for the UK to leave the EU on 29 March without a deal. While the future remains unclear, BVA has developed an 8-point plan of practical steps to help vets prepare themselves and their clients for a no deal Brexit.
Dog injuries from sticks can range from cuts and scrapes in a dog’s mouth to infections from stick-splinters and life-threatening injuries. Daniella McCready explores the case of Misty Salt, who was sadly impaled by a stick thrown by her owner.
Dog owner, Annie Wilson, describes what it is like to live with and care for a dog suffering with elbow dysplasia. From major surgery to managing exercise and play, elbow dysplasia can have serious effects on the life of you and your dog
Dogs Trust Veterinary Director, Paula Boyden, explains the work of Dogs Trust in investigating abuses of the Pet Travel scheme to illegally import puppies for sale, and examines how Brexit could provide us with the opportune moment to tackle the illegal trade.
The collaborative research project between the University of Exeter and BVA on workforce issues in the veterinary profession has prompted many questions. In this series of blogs researcher Chris Begeny will explain why their team framed their study as they did and how they interpreted the results.
BVA Junior Vice President, Daniella Dos Santos explains why the Canine Health Schemes are relevant for all dogs.
Christopher J. Mannion, a Consultant and Clinical Associate Professor at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, reflects on his ‘One Health’ journey and explains how he discovered the concept through his work on dog bite injuries, and why it is so important to his work.
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