Archive for January, 2016

Vaccine study shapes plan to wipe out rabies in free-roaming dogs

Rabies could be eradicated from street dogs in India with the help of a new smartphone app, a study has shown.

692 veterinary nurses removed from Register for not renewing their registration

Almost 700 veterinary nurses were removed from the Register of Veterinary Nurses at the beginning of this year as a result of not renewing their registration.

Disciplinary Committee to hold two hearings in February 2016

In February 2016, the RCVS Disciplinary Committee will be holding two disciplinary hearings at our offices in Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF.

Disciplinary Committee dismisses case against South London veterinary surgeon

The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has dismissed a case against a South London veterinary surgeon accused of clinical failings in relation to his treatment of a cat and of keeping poor and misleading clinical …

RCVS statement on the conviction of Dr Gary Samuel for animal cruelty

The College is aware of the recent conviction, sentence and disqualification orders in relation to Dr Gary Samuel as a result of his prosecution by the RSPCA.

Vitamin D tied to fertility in wild sheep

A study of wild sheep on a remote Scottish island found that higher levels of Vitamin D are linked to improved fertility and reproductive fitness in the animals.

New insights into animal-borne disease outbreaks

The epidemiology of animal-borne illness is more complex than once believed.

Annual renewal for veterinary surgeons to be sent by email this year

Next month, for the first time, we will be sending the annual renewal notice for veterinary surgeons by email and is asking members of the profession to make sure their details are up-to-date beforehand.

Vet Futures: Action Group offers wealth of expertise to drive change

We and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) are delighted to announce the formation of the Vet Futures Action Group to take forward the ambitions and recommendations in the Vet Futures report launched last November.

How dogs can recognize human emotions

Dogs have an inherent ability to recognize human emotions by drawing on a combination of sensory information – such as facial expressions – according to the results of a new study.