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Vet nurse role to be showcased at referral hospital
The role of the veterinary nurse will be showcased during an informal event at a referral hospital in Derby.
Scarsdale Vets to raise awareness of nursing as a career

The role of the veterinary nurse will be showcased during an informal event at a referral hospital in Derby.

Scarsdale Vets is aiming to raise awareness of veterinary nursing as a career option, giving an insight into the various disciplines and opportunities that are open to nurses.

Attendees will be able to speak to veterinary nurses on a number of stalls, each focusing on a different career avenue for nurses.

For example:
  • in-patient care
  • ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
  • medicine
  • oncology
  • theatre
  • imaging
  • neurology
  • surgery
  • ophthalmology
  • rotating discipline nurses (staff rotate across a range of disciplines).

The event will be held at Pride Veterinary Centre, Derby, on Tuesday 18 September, from 6-8pm. To attend, book via:
http://www.prideveterinarycentre.co.uk/nursing-showcase

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Nominations for 2019 RSPCA Honours Awards now open

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 People across the UK are being urged to nominate a standout animal champion for the 2019 RSPCA Honours Awards.

The awards recognise those who have worked tirelessly to improve animal welfare, campaigned on behalf of animals, or shown true bravery. Previous winners include comedian John Bishop, who was awarded Celebrity Animal Champion of the Year, and 11-year-old Lobby Cantwell, who raised more than £1,000 for the charity through mountain climbs and bike rides.

To submit a nomination or find out more about the awards visit the RSPCA website. Nominations will remain open until 4 pm on Friday, March 15.  

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New £1m project to investigate dairy cow lameness

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is leading a new £1 million research project to investigate the causes of lameness in dairy cows.

One in three dairy cows are affected by lameness every day in the UK, costing the industry an estimated £250 milion annually.

The project will take three years to complete and is due to finish by November 2021.

Professor Georgios Banos of SRUC commented: “In addition to pain and discomfort to the animal, lameness is associated with decreased milk production and inflated farm costs.

“Among cows raised in the same environment, some become lame while others do not. Understanding the reasons behind this will help us develop targeted preventive practices contributing to enhanced animal welfare and farm profitability.”