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RCVS warns of scam phone calls
The College would never ask for practice, personal or other details. 
Caller claims they work for the RCVS

The RCVS has warned veterinary practices of a series of scam phone calls involving the College database.

In a statement, the RCVS said they have been informed of a number of calls to veterinary practices in the past few weeks from someone calling themselves Lauren.

The caller claims that they work for the RCVS, that there has been a loss of data at the College and they need the practice’s information to re-build the database.

“Please note this is false and not a genuine call,” the RCVS said. “We would ask that any practices that receive this call inform us at the earliest opportunity.

“The College would never ask for practice, personal or other details (including bank details) over the phone and our information is securely backed to prevent any data loss.”

Practices that receive a call of this nature are urged to contact Corrie McCann, RCVS director of operations, on c.mccann@rcvs.org.uk or 020 7202 0724. 

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Vets save premature penguin chick

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 Vets have saved a tiny Humboldt penguin chick after her egg was accidentally broken by her parents. Keepers at ZSL London Zoo were shocked to find the chick, named Rainbow, still alive and rushed her straight to the Zoo’s on-site veterinary clinic.

It was a little way to go until the chick should have hatched, so the process was touch and go. Vets removed bits of shell from around the chick with tweezers until she could be lifted out and placed in a makeshift nest.

Rainbow is now in a custom-built incubation room where she spends her days cuddled up to a toy penguin. Keepers will hand-fed Rainbow for the next 10 weeks until she is healthy enough to move to the penguin nursery.  

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