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Scientists to explore the legend of the Loch Ness Monster

DNA study will look at what lives in the UK’s largest freshwater body
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Chatter box 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.  Chatter box

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Nurses take part in beach clean for VNAM

Plastic drinks caps among the most common rubbish items
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RCVS to consult on new VN qualifications framework

Proposals aim to provide a more structured career path
Nominations open for ‘Veterinary Nurse of the Year’

Awards recognise nurses who go the extra mile in their community
Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month ‘a huge success’

BVNA announces winners of three competitions
Nurses and educators celebrate at CQ ceremony

Annual graduation and awards ceremony recognises excellence
Voting now open for BVNA Council election

A record number of candidates are running for three seats
BVNA appoints new head of learning and development

Role created as part of BVNA governance review
Collaboration is the name of the game

Helen Ballantyne speaks on One Health opportunities for veterinary nurses
Nominations open for VN Educator Awards

CQ ceremony will celebrate exceptional educators
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BVA infographic to help shoppers understand farm assurance schemes

An infographic to help members of the public understand farm assurance schemes has been produced by the BVA. The infographic outlines BVA’s priorities for animal welfare and shows whether or not the schemes address these priorities in their standards.

BVA president John Fishwick said: “The infographic is not intended to be a league table but to allow people to understand what aspects of animal health and welfare are addressed by assurance schemes so that they can decide which scheme best aligns with their own individual preferences and priorities."

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