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BVLGBT+ group launches new student support network
The network promises to promote an open and inclusive environment for LGBT+ veterinary and veterinary nursing students
LGBT+ veterinary students are twice as likely to face discrimination

A new network which promises to promote an open and inclusive environment for LGBT+ veterinary and veterinary nursing students has been launched by the British Veterinary, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and others group (BVLGBT+).

In 2016, a BVA-AVS student survey found that LGBT+ students were over twice as likely as non LGBT+ students to have faced discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity while at their place of study.

Over the last year, BVLGBT+ has been working with veterinary schools up and down the UK to help support LGBT+ students by taking part in welfare events and developing student LGBT+ networks.

"Studying as a veterinary or veterinary nurse student can be challenging enough and we feel that no student should have to face this type of discrimination," said an BVLGBT+ spokesperson.

"During the following 12 months we are aiming to visit each veterinary school and major nursing colleges to increase the reach of the network and to help promote LGBT+ visibility and equality."

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Working animals abroad to benefit from charity tea party

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 Dog owners are being urged to put their baking skills to good use to raise funds for sick and injured animals working abroad.

The SPANA World Tea Party takes place on Saturday 8 July. As well as the exclusive dog-friendly ĎPupcakesí, SPANAís fundraising pack also includes recipe ideas and tips for humans to host their own traditional British afternoon tea party.

Money raised from the event will provide free veterinary treatment to working animals in developing countries.  

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Bojan Zorko honoured for contribution to veterinary medicine in Slovenia

Professor Bojan Zorko has been chosen for WSAVAís Meritorious Service Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of veterinary medicine in Slovenia.

Prof Zorko is a specialist in canine and feline medicine, a professor of veterinary radiology at the University of Ljubljana and a director of the International Veterinary Radiology Association for Central and Eastern Europe. WSAVA president Walt Ingwersen praised his long-standing service to voluntary organisations and his commitment to teaching and research.