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Archive for May, 2015

RCVS Disciplinary Committee to meet in June for restoration hearing

The RCVS Disciplinary Committee is due to meet in June 2015 to hear an application for restoration to the Register of Veterinary Surgeons.

RCVS Disciplinary Committee to meet in June for restoration hearing

The RCVS Disciplinary Committee is due to meet in June 2015 to hear an application for restoration to the Register of Veterinary Surgeons.

Webinar to provide update on revised Practice Standards Scheme

Upcoming changes to the Practice Standards Scheme will be the focus of our next webinar in June.

New hominin species joins Lucy on the human family tree

Researchers have discovered fossils of a human ancestor in Ethiopia up to 3.5 million-years-old that overlaps in time with the famous Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.

Wanted – new Assessors for Practice Standards Scheme

We have launched the recruitment process for new Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) Assessors, ahead of the Scheme’s relaunch in November this year.

Our bond with dogs may go back more than 27,000 years

Dogs’ special relationship to humans may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology.

Physicians and veterinarians must work together to combat health threats, says WMA leader

An integrated approach by physicians and veterinarians to combat different types of health threats has been called for by Dr. Xavier Deau, President of the World Medical Association.

Vet Futures: 94% of British public says “We trust you, you’re a vet”

A national opinion poll of more than 2,000 members of the public, commissioned by us and the BVA as part of the Vet Futures project, has found that 94% of the general public trusts the veterinary profession generally or completely.

Engineers and scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain from farm to fork

Growing evidence suggests that agricultural practices, especially widespread antibiotic use, could be contributing to the increasing antibiotic resistance problem in humans.

FDA proposes rule to collect antimicrobial sales and distribution data by animal species

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of…

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