Archive for June, 2015

Disciplinary Committee adjourns David John Porter hearing

On Tuesday 30 June the Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons adjourned its inquiry into David John Porter MRCVS because the case did not conclude in the allotted time.

Undocumented CPD allowance for vets and VNs to be discontinued

As of the beginning of next year we will no longer be allowing veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses to enter undocumented continuing professional development (CPD) on their records.

Overview of decisions made at RCVS Council in June

The June 2015 meeting of RCVS Council was held at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh – the first meeting of Council outside of London in its 170-year history.

Deadline extended for new RCVS Specialist status applications

Following our recent decision to strengthen the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct regarding the use of the term ‘specialist’ by veterinary surgeons practising in the UK, we have extended the deadline for new applications to our list of RCVS Specialists.

European rule changes on cross border pet transport may heighten rabies risk from rescue dogs

Recent changes to regulations on the transport of pets across Europe may have increased the threat of introducing rabies from rescue dogs into countries considered free of the disease, suggests…

Older adults who might benefit from pet ownership often face barriers

A review of the literature on pet ownership by older adults discusses the health benefits, the challenges and opportunities, and what might be done to promote it.

Staff away-day Friday 26 June

We would like to remind you that we will all be off site for a staff meeting on Friday 26 June, and the office will be closed, including the RCVS Knowledge Library.

London CPD event for overseas graduates

We have joined forces again with the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) to offer a free day of continuing professional development (CPD) for overseas veterinary graduates either working in the UK or considerin…

Stress in domestic cats: new review discusses causes and management

A new review from a group of veterinarians discusses how stress can arise in domestic cats and outlines ways to prevent and reduce it.

Penn vet research confirms a more accurate method for blood glucose testing

For diabetics, a quick prick of the finger can give information about their blood glucose levels, guiding them in whether to have a snack or inject a dose of insulin.