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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...
Mon, 29 June 2020
Trade Secretary, Liz Truss has confirmed that the government will establish a Trade and Agriculture Commission to make recommendations on agricultural trade policy. The announcement comes after pressure from farm and vet organisations, including BCVA, who called for systems to ensure that animal welfare and British food standards are not undermined by any new international trade agreements. “BCVA...
Mon, 15 June 2020
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For everyone who graduates from vet school the achievement is enormous. Getting onto the degree course is the first challenge, the demands of the undergraduate programme the next, and then gaining your MRCVS status is the ultimate accomplishment. To those who have just done that and who had their finals during a global pandemic, BCVA Board members applaud you. The team, who occupy roles in all...

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