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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...
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, 29 June 2020
At 8pm on Tuesday 7th July Colin Mason will explore what has become an increasing clinical disease issue in recent years with his BCVA webinar, ‘Respiratory disease in adult dairy cows, where infectious diseases mix with management factors.’ About the speaker Colin Mason is a Veterinary Investigation Officer based in Dumfries.  His work there involves disease investigation and diagnostics...
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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