Archive for August, 2015

College to hold two Disciplinary Committee hearings in September 2015

In September 2015, the Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS, as constituted under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, will be holding two separate disciplinary hearings at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, Lo…

Mystery of polar bear Knut’s disease finally solved

The animal suffered from an autoimmune disease previously known only in humansKnut, the famous polar bear of the Berlin Zoological Garden (Germany) died of encephalitis, as diagnosed soon after…

Normal service resumes

After yesterday’s small fire at our offices in Belgravia House, normal service has resumed.

Apologies: our systems are down

Due to a small fire in our server room this morning, Belgravia House has been evacuated today (26 August) and our phone and IT systems are currently down.

Penn/Baylor Med study describes underlying cause of diabetes in dogs

In a new effort, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Baylor College of Medicine have used advanced imaging technology to fill in details about the underlying cause of canine diabetes…

Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than animals they work with

Low potential health risk posed to workers in close contact with dairy herds and milk consumers through exposure to antibiotic-resistant staphylococci originating from milk, report researchers in…

Hepatitis A-like virus identified in seals

Scientists in the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health have discovered a new virus in seals that is the closest known relative of the human hepatitis A virus.

The College goes north of the border for BSAVA Scottish Congress 2015

We will be at the 30th annual British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Scottish Congress at the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University.

All creatures great and snarl? Two thirds of vets injured by pets in the last year

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging veterinary teams and pet owners to work together to improve safety in surgeries as new figures reveal that two-thirds (64%) of small animal vets…

How long have primates been infected with viruses related to HIV?

Disease-causing viruses engage their hosts in ongoing arms races: positive selection for antiviral genes increases host fitness and survival, and viruses in turn select for mutations that counteract…