Archive for July, 2015

AVMA applauds Congress for its commitment to America’s walking horses

Our nation’s walking horses have suffered too long from the cruel practice of soring.

Group calls for more transparency of experiments on primates

Thirty years after the US Congress enacted laws to promote the psychological well-being of primates in laboratories, the problem may be getting worseThousands of nonhuman primates continue to be…

Countering pet obesity by rethinking feeding habits

Reevaluation of pet feeding regimens could spell healthier animal companions190 million Americans share the luxuries of human life with their pets.

Highlights of RCVS Day now available to watch again

Some of the key moments of RCVS Day – our Annual General Meeting and Awards Day – are available to view on two new videos on our YouTube channel.

Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Study in African animals provides clues to antibiotic effectsAntibiotics are a blessing but may also be an empty promise of health when microbes develop resistance to our pharmacological arsenal.

ADR trial nearing completion with two-thirds of cases referred

Our alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial, launched at the end of last year. is now nearing completion with over two-thirds of its target number of cases either resolved or in process.

Fortune favours Lincs vet as Vet Futures competition winner

A Lincolnshire veterinary surgeon has won a Vet Futures ‘Headlines of tomorrow’ competition for his suggestion that the veterinary and medical professions work together to tackle obesity in animals and humans.

RCVS congratulates international veterinary nurses on exam success

We have congratulated eight international veterinary nurses after they passed examinations allowing them to join the Register.

New video highlights benefits of the Professional Development Phase

The benefits of the Professional Development Phase (PDP) and the support it provides for new veterinary graduates have been highlighted in our new video.

RCVS asks the profession to respond to language testing consultation

We are encouraging veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and other members of the practice team to respond to a government consultation on changing the law to introduce English language testing for veterinary surgeons who have qualified from elsewhere…