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Submissions welcomed for BCVA Congress 2020
This year's BCVA Congress takes place in Telford, 22-24 October.

Cattle vets working in all areas encouraged to submit

The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) has announced that it is welcoming submissions to its Congress 2020 programme.

The association hopes to deliver three days of high quality CPD for attendees by inviting cattle veterinary practitioners working in industry, practice and academia to share their knowledge and experience with their colleagues. Submissions from recent graduates are also welcomed.

BCVA Congress has number of programme options available to those wanting to submit, including:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • The Young Vets Stream
  • Clinical and practitioner research
  • Postgraduate research
  • Posters.

Further information on these options along with submission guidelines can be found on the BCVA website. The submission deadline for presentations is 3 April and 21 August is for posters.

BCVA is encouraging all of its members to consider participating and is keen to welcome submissions from those who have never presented before – promising full support throughout the process. Those whose submissions are successful will receive a discount attendance rate for the event.

This year’s BCVA Congress takes place in Telford from 22-24 October. More details are to be announced soon.

BCVA asks those wanting to make a submission to fill in an online form and attach an abstract separately, or email a submission form to

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BEVA gives vets access to free membership for three months

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 BEVA has announced that it is cutting membership renewal charges for the next three months in order to support all veterinary professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memberships for all existing BEVA members will be extended until 30 June 2020. Veterinary professionals who are not members of BEVA will also be able to sign up for a free membership until 30 June 2020.

BEVA president Tim Mair said: "In this extraordinary time of global crisis our profession, as with many industries, is under immense pressure. By offering free membership we are giving equine vets easy access to a wealth of supportive resources and online CPD."

To sign up please visit the BEVA website.

Image (c) BEVA. 

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LOVE Gorgie Farm seeking veterinary volunteers

LOVE Gorgie Farm in Edinburgh is looking for people with veterinary and animal care experience, who would be interested in volunteering to help care for its animals during these difficult times.

The community-owned charity farm opened to the public only last month, but decided to close temporarily amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Its three-person team is working to care for the animals behind the scenes and the farm is now operating as a food bank for the public, delivering free breakfasts to local school children.

In an effort to build a contingency plan to secure the welfare of its animals, LOVE Gorgie Farm is looking for volunteers who would be able to step in if any team members fell sick or needed to self-isolate.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to contact