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Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month ‘a huge success’
"This year I was keen to try to broaden the reach of the campaign to all sectors of the veterinary profession."

BVNA announces winners of three competitions 

The BVNA has said it was ‘overjoyed’ with the response to this year’s Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, which ran throughout the month of May.

A social media campaign called for veterinary professionals to submit videos explaining why they could not live without their RVNs.

BVNA branded the awareness month a ‘huge success’, garnering over 2,200 new likes on the campaign’s Facebook page. Posts were also shared in more than 47 countries.

Jo Hinde, VNAM committee chair, led this year’s campaign. She said: “This year I was keen to try to broaden the reach of the campaign to all sectors of the veterinary profession as well as the general public.

“I am thrilled to see that we had engagement from colleges, corporate groups and suppliers as well as from a wide range of staff roles.”

Nurses were challenged to take part in three challenges to help raise awareness of a veterinary nurse’s role - create a display board, run an event and submit a selfie.

The winners across the three categories were:
Category A: Best Display
    ▪    Winner:  Amanda MacDonald, Fraser & Fraser Vets, Dingwall
    ▪    Runner up: Heather Sparks, Eastfield Veterinary Clinic, Grimsby

Category B: Best Event
    ▪    Winner: Nikki McLeod, Albavet, Dunfermline
    ▪    Runner up: Cheryl Ramsbottom, Ashleigh Vets, Sale
Category C: Best Selfie
    ▪    Winner: Lauren Stowe
    ▪    Runner up: Helen Nashwalder

All winners and runners up will receive Love to Shop vouchers worth £25-£200.


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Amur leopard cubs caught on camera

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 A pair of Amur leopards have been captured on camera for the first time since their birth. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland announced the birth in July, but with human presence being kept to a minimum, it was not known how many cubs had been born.

Motion sensitive cameras have now revealed that two cubs emerged from the den - at least one of which may be released into the wild in Russia within the next two or three years. The Amur leopard habitat is not open to the public, to help ensure the cubs retain their wild instincts and behaviour. Image © RZSS 

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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