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University of Bristol launches fast-track vet course
The new course will welcome its first students in September 2019.

Course enables completion of the BVSc in four years instead of five

A new four-year training course that will allow budding vets to fast-track their training has been launched at the University of Bristol.

The Veterinary Science: Accredited Graduate Entry (BVSc) course has been created for graduates in a relevant science subject. Welcoming its first students in September 2019, the course enables completion of the BVSc in four years instead of five.

In a press release, the University of Bristol said the course 'responds to calls for innovation in veterinary education while upholding current best practice in adult education'. It added that it has been ‘designed specifically for graduate learners’ and will see students guided through ‘case-based, tutor facilitated teaching’.

Students will learn in the brand-new purpose-built teaching facilities at Bristol Veterinary School, Langford, North Somerset. Here they will have access to first-class clinical facilities including equine and small animal hospitals, a dairy farm and diagnostic laboratories.

"As someone who was a graduate entry veterinary student myself, I feel passionately about providing opportunities to those who make the choice to train as a vet later in their educational journey,” said professor Richard Hammond, head of Bristol Veterinary School.

“This new programme, delivered in purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities will focus on a more student-centred, case-based approach in small groups and with lots of tutor contact and support. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of students to Bristol in September 2019". 

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New single-dose RHD-2 vaccine launched

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 The first monovalent vaccine to be registered in Europe for the prevention of rabbit hemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD-2) has been launched by animal health firm HIPRA.

ERAVAC is a single-dose injectable emulsion that can be administered without the need for reconstitution beforehand. The new presentation contains 10 vials with individual doses that can be given to companion rabbits from 30 days of age. 

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New canine and feline dentistry manual announced

A new canine and feline dentistry and oral surgery manual has been published by the BSAVA. Announcing the news on its website, the BSAVA said this latest edition contains new step-by-step operative techniques, together with full-colour illustrations and photographs.

‘This is a timely publication; veterinary dentistry is a field that continues to grow in importance for the general veterinary practitioner,’ the BSAVA said. ‘The manual has been fully revised and updated to include the most relevant, evidence-based techniques.’

The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 4th edition is available to purchase from