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Fri, 31 July 2020
Many BCVA members will be aware that COVID and lockdown necessitated several temporary amendments to TB testing rules to allow testing to continue as much as possible, whilst trying to keep farmers and vets safe.   In England, one of these amendments was to extend the testing window, which allowed a delay in carrying out the test for up to 2 months for certain test types...
Tue, 14 July 2020
Episode five of BCVA’s CattleCast is now available, with board members Sally Wilson in conversation with George Giles about how they both started their own businesses within a decade of graduating. This inspirational discussion demonstrates how a veterinary degree is one of broad potential and that there are more opportunities than just the traditional route through practice to ownership. In the...
Fri, 10 July 2020
Having explored every single possible option, BCVA has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 annual Congress, which was due to take place this October in Telford. “With the health and wellbeing of delegates, speakers, and our industry colleagues a clear priority, this sad decision has come after exploring all available options” said BCVA President, Nikki Hopkins. “For many in our...
Mon, 6 July 2020
BCVA welcomes the news from the Graduate and Employer Survey for 2019 that 95 per cent of surveyed graduates reported being happy with their chosen course and that two-thirds believe their degree helped their proficiency in decision making.   Both newly qualified vets and employers participated in the second national survey on graduate competency conducted by the Veterinary Schools...
Tue, 30 June 2020
The Cattle Health Certification Standards, known as CHeCS, is running an anonymous survey to understand the views of veterinary surgeons and other advisers about cattle health and disease in the UK. CHeCS aims to generate and promote robust common standards to underpin the control and eradication of the main endemic cattle diseases in the UK and Ireland. CHeCS does not provide or manage health...

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