Following the BVA London dinner, Angelos Angelidis reflects upon his experience of the evening and the importance of bringing different stakeholders within the profession together.
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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.
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.
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Will a better understanding of veterinary diagnostic practices, and of the possible role of rapid and innovative diagnostic technology help in the drive to reduce the overall use of antimicrobials in livestock farming, and thus help decrease antimicrobial resistance amongst both animal and human pathogens?
As part of the upcoming One Health Day, we will be publishing a series of blogs to celebrate One Health. Here, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change explains how climate change will directly affect human and animal health.
With the opening of applications for new members of BVA Committees, BVA Scottish Branch Council Recent Graduate rep, Matthew Erskine, tells us why vets across the profession should seize this opportunity to get involved.
John FitzGerald, Secretary General of RUMA, discusses what Government target for sales of antibiotics for farm animals being reached 2 years early means.
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The most challenging part was trying to hold on to my identity during some very tough personal times. There were great demands on my professional time, maintaining a high level of patient care in a very challenging environment and coping with a move away from everyone I had ever known.
As a member of the Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) taskforce, developed by the RCVS, I was very pleased to take a couple of days to attend the recent research symposium held at Edinburgh University.
Ten years ago I had never heard of the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF), until I was asked to be a speaker at the annual AWF Discussion Forum. The topic, my longstanding soap-box, was pedigree dog health. I jumped at the chance and so began a decade-long and on-going love affair with AWF.
Would the veterinary profession still have a role if animals couldn’t feel? Possibly, but if to feel is the ability to consciously experience feelings such as fear, hunger, pleasure and pain, our role would be unrelated to animal welfare.
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