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Voting now open for BVA regional representatives
"It is more important than ever that our members have robust representation at the highest level within BVA." James Russell.

Members urged to elect a 'strong voice for vets in their region'

Voting has now opened to elect four new regional representatives who will represent the views of veterinary professionals in their area to the BVA Council.

According to BVA, regional representatives are 'integral' to the activities of the council, helping to assess veterinary policy and informing the actions of BVA's Policy Committee. Regional representatives serve on BVA Council for a three-year term.

The nominees for each region are:

  • South east: Eleanor Duffy, Paul Horwood, Fieke Molenaar and Christina Ratcliffe
  • East of England: Louise Rayment-Dyble and Johanna Sharples
  • North west: Ben Dustan, Kate Higgins, Neil Howie and Vanessa Whitfield
  • Scotland: Emma Callaghan, Matthew Erskine, Bobby Kirby, and James Wallace.

James Russell, BVA president said: “With an increasingly complex veterinary landscape and a year marked by huge challenges to the profession, it is more important than ever that our members have robust representation at the highest level within BVA.

“I’d encourage everyone who’s eligible to vote to take this opportunity to elect a candidate who can be a strong voice for vets in their region.”

BVA members will in the four regions will receive voting instructions via email from UK Engage, which is administering the election on behalf of BVA.

Voting closes at 5.00pm on 15 February. Candidate biographies and voting instructions can be viewed on the BVA website.

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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."