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Nominations open for National Cat Awards 2020
Owners of the winning cats will be presented with their trophies at a day ceremony at the London Savoy on 6 August.

Charity celebrates stories of inspiring felines

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. This years categories include:

  • Hero Cat - cats that have saved the day
  • Most Caring Cat - cats that positively impact a person’s health or wellbeing
  • Furr-ever Friends - incredible friendships between cats and children
  • Outstanding Rescue Cat - special cats adopted from animal charities
  • Purina Better Together Award - celebrating the special bond that has transformed the lives of a cat and human.

Cat owners have until Thursday 12 March to submit their nominations through the Cats Protection website.

 

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COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals

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 RCVS Knowledge, the charity partner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), has published a page of COVID-19 coronavirus resources for veterinary professionals across the industry.

The resource, which can be found here, includes veterinary advice, updates, research and evidence regarding the virus. The advice encompasses information to help veterinary professionals respond to questions from their clients and the BCVA's latest guidance for farm animal vets.

Veterinary professionals are urged to share the resource on social media and let RCVS Knowledge know of any additions. 

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BVA senior vice president appointed chair of FVE working group

Senior vice president of the BVA Dr Simon Doherty has been appointed as chair of the Food Safety & Sustainability working group of the Federation of Veterinarians in Europe (FVE).

Dr Doherty has 20 years' experience in farm animal and equine veterinary practice, industry and academia. He has been working as a senior lecturer at the Queen's University Belfast Institute for Global Food Security since 2018 and is a trustee of Send a Cow and the Animal Welfare Foundation.

The Food Safety & Sustainability working group will support FVE in all matters related to food safety, food security and sustainable livestock systems. It will also assist FVE in taking the most effective policies at EU level.