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RVC earns re-accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology
"Accreditation form the Royal Society of Biology continues to be the gold standard for bioscience programmes in the UK and internationally" - Dr Charlotte Lawson.

Panel highlights good practice in three Bachelor of Bioscience (Honours) degree programmes. 

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has announced the formal re-accreditation of three of its Bioscience degree pathways with the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Led by world-renowned experts in their field, the three courses include Biological Sciences; Bioveterinary Sciences, Animal Biology, Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics, and a new RVC degree pathway - Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences).

Accreditation is a review process whereby an external body acknowledges that a degree programme meets a defined set of criteria. For this review, the RSB Accreditation Panel highlighted good practice in several areas, including the use of projects in each year of the programmes, the experience that students gain in oral communication and the use of interactive workshops.

Dr Charlotte Lawson, an associate professor in comparative biomedical sciences at the RVC, commented: “Accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology continues to be the gold standard for biosciences programmes in the UK and internationally and demonstrates that our programmes at the RVC provide graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to be at the forefront of the next generation of scientists.”

The accreditation includes one year of free membership to the RSB in the students' final year of study. 

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WellVet launches spring series of wellbeing talks

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 A new spring series of wellbeing talks designed to tackle some of the issues faced in veterinary practices is launching on Saturday (27 February). Hosted by WellVet and Boehringer Ingelheim, the talks will focus on simple, practical tips to improve personal and team wellbeing.

Six 30-minute presentations will be hosted by leading coaching professionals, including Libby Kemkaran, Adrian Nelson-Pratt and occupational psychologist professor Elinor O'Connor. The events will be streamed live on the WellVet Facebook page and can be watched back at any time. For more information, visit 

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2021 NOAH Compendium now available

The 2021 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published.

Published annually by NOAH, this book is sent to every veterinary practice in the UK for free. The 2021 edition includes an even larger range of products than previous years.

Chief executive Dawn Howard stated that NOAH will shortly be launching a survey for practices on the Compendiums effectiveness.

She added: "Our survey will give users of the Compendium the opportunity to say how they think we can improve it to assist them in prescribing veterinary medicines and advising animal keepers on their use. We look forward to getting your views."