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FIVP partners with Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors
The new collaboration reflects FIVP's commitment to working with independent businesses.
Law firm will provide specialist advice to vets 

The Federation of Independent Veterinary Practices (FIVP) has announced a partnership with Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors, which will see the law firm offer FIVP members legal support and assistance.

In a press release, FIVP said the new collaboration reflects its commitment to working with independent businesses and that it will further enhance its extensive range of member benefits and services.

FIVP spokesperson Jacqui Garrett said: “FIVP highly values the support it receives from industry partners and is eager to work with organisations that support independent business. Rudlings Wakelam’s reputation as a trusted advisor to the veterinary industry makes it an ideal companion for FIVP member practices.”

Rudlings Wakelam provides specialist advice to vets on matters that may arise through the operation of their business, such as dispute resolution, property transactions and corporate structuring. Founded on strong and long-lasting relationships with its clients, the business tailors its advice to individual circumstances in a way that is thoughtful and easy to digest.

FIVP is a not-for-profit association of independently owned veterinary practices. Focusing on the needs of its members, FIVP aims to generate a cohesive voice that encourages vets to have their say on important veterinary issues within the industry.

FIVP and Rudlings Wakelam will be exhibiting at London Vet Show 2018 (15-16 November). 

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Dogs Trust announces winners of vet student awards

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 Cambridge vet student James Jewkes has been awarded first place in the annual Dogs Trust EMS Awards, for his paper on the threat of exotic infectious diseases in rehoming centres. James will now go on a two-week placement at the WVS International Training Centre in South India.

Each year the awards allow vet students to gain hands-on experience during work placements at 13 of the charity’s rehoming centres, then submit reports on a relevant subject.  

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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemen’s Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: “I’m very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sport’s commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."