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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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Nominations open for National Cat Awards 2020

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 UK charity Cats Protection has announced that cat owners can nominate their pets for the National Cat Awards 2020 starting today.

The awards take place annually, celebrating heart warming stories of the positive impact that cats have on their owners. Cat owners have until Thursday 12 March to submit their nominations through the Cats Protection website. 

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Restriction zone lifted at Suffolk chicken farm

A one-kilometre restriction zone around a commercial chicken farm in mid-Suffolk has been lifted, following the completion of surveillance testing for avian influenza H5N3 with negative results.

Some 27,000 birds on the premises were culled after a veterinary surgeon identified the disease while investigating a fall in egg production. Poultry keepers are urged to take action to reduce the risk of disease in their flock by following government advice on biosecurity.