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Pets at Home Group appoints new chairman
Ian Burke will assume his new position at the start of the new financial year.

Directorate change for UK retailer

UK pet care business Pets at Home Group Plc have announced the appointment of a new chairman after a lengthy internal and external search process.

Ian Burke, current chair of Studio Retail Group plc, will assume the new position at the start of the new financial year. Mr Burke has extensive board experience, and was previously chair of the privately owned veterinary group Vet Partners.

Mr Burke will take over the role from outgoing non-executive chairman Tony DeNunzio, following a handover process.

Group chief executive officer Peter Pritchard said: “Over the last 10 years, Tony has been an exceptional chair overseeing our transition from a private business to a listed company. More recently he has supported our business in implementing the strategic plan to become ‘The World’s Best Pet Care Business’, bringing everything together for the pet owner, driven by data and insight.

“I’m delighted to welcome Ian, as our new Chairman, and look forward to working alongside him as we continue to deliver our exciting strategy.”

Image (c) Pets at Home Group Plc

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Celebrity chefs urge public to get baking to support Cats Protection fundraiser

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 In support of Cats Protection's Pawsome Afternoon Tea fundraiser, Masterchef winner Tim Anderson and Great British Bake Off star Kim-Joy have shared biscuit recipes to help keen bakers raise money for needy cats across April.

The celebrity chefs are both cat owners and have said that they hope this fundraiser will help to raise awareness of cats in need and the importance of adopting a cat, rather than buying one.

This is the fourth year Cats Protection has run its Pawsome Afternoon Tea campaign, which encourages people to hold tea parties, bake sales and fundraising events to help raise money for the charity.

To view the recipes and other fundraising resources please visit the Cats Protection website. 

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BEVA offering free membership to vet students

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is offering free membership to veterinary students. As part of a new initiative with the aim of encouraging more veterinary professionals into equine practice.

According to BEVA, less than one in ten veterinary students choose to work in equine practice. The association hopes that this initiative will provide insight into the field and the benefits of a career in equine medicine.

Benefits of membership include:
▪ access to a network of nearly 3,000 members
▪ special student rates to attend BEVA Congress
▪ online access to BEVA's Equine Veterinary Education (EVE) journal
▪ free access to the association's online learning platform
▪ free access to BEVA's practical veterinary apps
▪ exclusive discounts on a range of things from cinema tickets to grocery shopping.

BEVA will be releasing a series of short videos over the next few months from BEVA Council members, explaining what inspired them to work in equine practice.

Image (c) BEVA.