BVA and the RSPCA caught up with Environment Secretary Michael Gove this week to talk about the #endnonstun campaign and associated asks around welfare at slaughter. Simon Doherty reports back from this key meeting.
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Last month we carried out our first ever questionnaire on discrimination in the veterinary professions with a unprecedented response. BVA Junior Vice President, Daniella Dos Santos thanks everyone who got involved.
Transporting livestock from Scotland’s remote and rural areas – A snapshot from the Highlands and Islands
Freda Scott-Park, our past President and current co-ordinator for the Highlands and Islands Veterinary Services Scheme (HIVSS), explores the complexities of transporting animals from remote and rural areas in Scotland.
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.
The collaborative research project between the University of Exeter and BVA on workforce issues in the veterinary profession has prompted many questions. In this blog researcher Chris Begeny will explain why their team framed their study with 'Mark' and 'Elizabeth'.
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.
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.
African swine fever (ASF) is a devastating and often fatal disease which has been spreading in parts of eastern and central Europe since 2007. Duncan Berkshire, President of the Pig Veterinary Society, gives a update on the current situation.
Speaking from first-hand experience as a vet on set, BVA Past President, Gudrun Ravetz, explores how the veterinary profession can play a powerful role in advising on the responsible use of animals in advertising.
Why do we get a pet? Is it for companionship, exercise, creating fond memories? Or is it because of how they look and how ‘cute’ they are? In a modern-day world where everything is readily available online, very few people are prepared to wait for anything, including a new pet.
BVA Policy Officer, Hayley Atkin, explains why we are encouraging vets and advertisers to think holistically about how images of pets may be perceived, and what vets can to do promote the responsible use of pets in advertising.
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