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First wellbeing symposium launched for vet students

An online wellbeing symposium designed for veterinary students is being launched for the first time.

Organised by Mind Matters and the Association of Veterinary Students, the VetKind symposium will be held on 24 November from 9am-3pm.

Led by Jenny Moffett, managing director of Skillstree, the first section will cover the science of happiness, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, empathy and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

The second half of the day will provide an opportunity to discuss prominent issues from the previous sessions.

To sign up, email or contact Emma Cowles on 020 7050 5041 or 

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Hen charity starts work on first rehoming centre

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 The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has begun work on its first hen welfare and education centre. Located in north Devon, the 250 square metre building will comprise a state-of-the-art rehoming centre and fully equipped veterinary clinic.

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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemenís Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: ďIím very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sportís commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."