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Pioneering veterinary surgeon to speak at RCVS Fellowship Day
Dr John (Iain) Glen has been announced as guest speaker for RCVS Fellowship Day 2019.
Pioneering veterinary surgeon and biomedical researcher Dr John (Iain) Glen has been announced as guest speaker for RCVS Fellowship Day 2019.

Dr Glen is the award-winning developer of propofol - one of the most commonly used anaesthetic drugs. During the event, Dr Glen will deliver a presentation reflecting on the development of the drug and his work at the AstraZeneca anaesthetics research team.

RCVS director of leadership and innovation Anthony Roberts, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Glen as our keynote speaker. He is a wonderful example of how veterinary knowledge, expertise and skill can not only benefit animals, but also have a wider application as well, in his case discovering a drug that has been used as an anaesthetic by millions worldwide.”

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AWF Student Grant open for submissions

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 Applications are open for the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Student Grant Scheme for innovative research projects designed to impact animal welfare.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students of veterinary science, veterinary nursing, agriculture studies and animal welfare are invited to submit their proposals to undertake research projects next year.

Grants are decided based on the project’s innovation, relevance to topical animal welfare issues and ability to contribute towards raising animal welfare standards. For more information visit animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk.  

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SPANA film highlights plight of working animals overseas

Animal welfare charity SPANA (The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has teamed up with Brian Blessed and other famous voices to highlight the plight of working animals overseas.

In a new animated film, the celebrities raise awareness by showing the solidarity of the UK's own working animals on strike. A sniffer dog (Brian Blessed), police horse (Peter Egan) and sheepdog (Deborah Meaden) are shown ignoring their duties and protesting in solidarity with animals in developing countries.

SPANA chef executive Geoffrey Dennis said: "We are so grateful to Deborah, Peter and Brian for lending their voices to our new film, and for speaking up for millions of working animals overseas. SPANA believes that a life of work should not mean a life of suffering, and it is only thanks to people’s generosity and support that we can continue our vital work improving the lives of these animals."