Representation and Education


Mon, 15 June 2020
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...
Mon, 15 June 2020
Q & A with BCVA President, Nikki Hopkins As one of the youngest BCVA presidents, Nikki Hopkins doesn’t have to think too far back to remember her graduating year. With the 2020 cohort having an especially unique and challenging experience, Nikki wanted to encourage those just starting out in their careers. Her message is “you are good enough and you are welcome to this truly great profession...
Mon, 15 June 2020
Following an inquiry about the closure of significant numbers of small red meat abattoirs, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) has published a 51-page review, offering a series of recommendations. BCVA broadly welcomes the report, which recognises that the decline in small abattoirs has had a negative overarching impact on animal welfare and on sustainability, as “food -...
Fri, 22 May 2020
On Thursday 22nd May the UK Government announced that ten million antibody tests will be rolled out in a phased manner over the coming months, with health and care staff, patients and care residents first in line in England. The devolved governments will get a share of the tests and will announce their priorities separately, though indications are that it will ...
Wed, 20 May 2020
BCVA has been joined by leaders from other farm animal veterinary associations, to call on the House of Lords to reject the Agriculture Bill and return it to the House of Commons. This follows the defeat last week of an amendment to the Bill which would have protected animal welfare and food standards for imports entering Britain in future trade deals. Nikki Hopkins, President of the British...

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