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StreetVet hosts first ever CPD conference
Volunteer vets and nurses at the StreetVet Conference 2018.

Animal welfare organisation StreetVet held its first ever skills conference in September as a thank you for all its hardworking volunteers.

The event in central London included clinical lectures by leading specialists, interspersed with talks on wellbeing, mental health and panel discussions. It also included some emotional talks by people whose lives had been turned around by the charity.

StreetVet cofounder Sam Joseph said: “The conference was an overwhelming success. The speakers were fantastic, and really tailored their talks to veterinary work on the street."

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Report: A third of Welsh birds are in decline

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 A report by RSPB Cymru and partnering ornithology organisations has revealed that a third of bird species in Wales are in significant decline.

90 per cent of Wales is farmed and there is now pressure to implement new land management policies that will aid in nature restoration.

Patrick Lindley, Maritime Ornithologist for Natural Resources Wales, commented: “The problems that confront UK birds, whether they are breeding or non-breeding, are pressure and threats that confront entire ecosystems.

“Birds are a great indicator to the health of our environment. The continued population declines of birds of farmed, woodland and upland habitats suggest there are large geographic themes that are having a detrimental impact.”  

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BSAVA announces winner of 2019 Bourgelat Award

One of the world’s leading small animal medicine specialists is set to receive the prestigious Bourgelat Award at BSAVA Congress 2019.

Professor Mike Herrtage will be recognised for his major research into metabolic and endocrine diseases, including diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease.

During his career, Prof Herrtage has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers and written more than 200 other publications such as abstracts, books and chapters. He also continues to be a source of inspiration for thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary surgeons.