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BVNA elects Wendy Nevins as junior VP
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Wendy began working as a trainee veterinary nurse at a small animal practice in Surrey during 1991.
Wendy set to become president in October
 
Veterinary nurse Wendy Nevins has been elected as BVNA’s junior vice-president for 2017. She will take up her new role with immediate effect and is set to become president of the association this October.

Wendy said she was “honoured” to have been chosen for the role and is “looking forward to continuing the great work” of past president Fiona Andrew and current president Sam Morgan.

“I am certain that the BVNA has an exciting few years ahead - watch this space,” she added.

Congratulating Wendy on her election, Sam Morgan said: “Wendy was the first council member to run through our new selection panel devised by BVNA’s Advisory Committee.

“This makes the process transparent and provides clear reasons why Wendy is a worthy candidate for this role. I am delighted to welcome Wendy as Junior Vice President of BVNA and know she will bring great experience and enthusiasm to the role.”

Wendy began working as a trainee veterinary nurse at a small animal practice in Surrey during 1991. Since then she has worked in small animal and mixed practice as a head nurse, VN assessor and practice manager, and outside practice as a VNAC co-ordinator at Myerscough College. She now works as a consultant and locum veterinary nurse.

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Newborn okapi named after Meghan Markle

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 An endangered okapi recently born at London Zoo has been named Meghan - after Prince Harry’s fiancé Meghan Markle - in celebration of the upcoming royal wedding. Okapis are classed as endangered in the wild, having suffered ongoing declines since 1995. Zookeeper Gemma Metcalf said: “We’re very pleased with how mother and baby are doing. Oni is being very attentive, making sure she regularly licks her clean and keeping a watchful eye over Meghan as she sleeps.” Image © ZSL London Zoo  

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Ten new cases of Alabama rot confirmed

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has confirmed 10 new cases of Alabama rot, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 122.

In a Facebook post, the referral centre said the cases were from County Durham, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Sussex, West Somerset, Devon, and Powys.

Pet owners are urged to remain vigilant and seek advice from their vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores.