BCVA has created a guidance sheet for colleagues working in affiliated farming industries. The document, which can be downloaded below, offers advice about on-farm visits and interactions between those working together during the COVID-19 restrictions. The advice includes what to do before and during a farm visit, and general ‘best-practice’ guidelines, to maximise everybody’s safety at this time...
This is a further reminder that BCVA members who have worked as OVs in the past five years are being asked to consider volunteering to help maintain the food chain during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Anyone willing to take up the option can email:
[email protected] in Scotland
The RCVS has scaled down the number of hours veterinary professionals are required to undertake during 2020 due to COVID-19.
The annual minimum requirement will be reduced by 25% the number of hours CPD, so for veterinary surgeons that goes from 35 hours to 26 hours, while the requirement for veterinary nurses will be reduced from 15 hours to 11 hours.
A similar 25% reduction will also be...
BCVA Officers have written to key ministers urging the government to recognise farm veterinary practices as ‘business critical’ immediately. This would allow the profession to access the £350 billion package of measures that includes rates relief and grants.
The letter, sent on Friday 27 March, explains that “our profession must be supported in providing our essential service to farmers and their...