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BEVA honoured for sustainability efforts
BEVA has seen its carbon emissions fall by 77 per cent since March 2020.
Association achieves bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment.

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has achieved bronze level accreditation from Investors in the Environment, marking the first officially recognised step in its sustainability journey.

Investors in the Environment is an external accreditation scheme designed to help businesses save money and reduce their environmental impact. To achieve accreditation, firms much implement an environmental policy, measure their resource use and set targets to reduce their carbon footprint. 

In March 2020, BEVA formed a sustainability group to implement monthly monitoring and develop action plans for utilities, transport, communications, water and purchasing. Since then - and with assistance from the COVID-19 lockdowns - BEVA has seen its carbon emissions fall by 77 per cent.

BEVA chief executive David Mountford commented: “We are immensely proud to have achieved bronze, the first step on the ladder, with a score of 78 per cent. The award reflects our environmental performance across against agreed targets and demonstrates our commitment to minimising its environmental impact and helping to set the standard for the environment.” 

BEVA Green Team member Debbie Wylie added: “The process of putting the environmental monitoring plan in place has helped us recognise our wider impacts, such as those relating to volunteer activities. We are now considering how to reduce these wider impacts in addition to the issues that are under more direct control.” 

The sustainability group hopes to achieve silver accreditation by the end of 2022. 

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Webinar to share tips on impactful consultations

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 A webinar to help veterinary professionals communicate more effectively with their clients is set to be hosted by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

Taking place on Thursday 30 September, 'Top Tips for Impactful Consultations' will be led by Suzanne Rogers, co-director of Human Behaviour Change for Animals and Dr Natasha Lee, chair of the WSAVA's Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee.

For more information about the webinar, click here

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New online CPD otitis podcast created

A new 15 minute podcast on treating animals with otitis has been created by Dechra Veterinary Products. Featuring general practice vet Carolyn Kyte and veterinary dermatology specialist Natalie Barnard, the two vets will discuss their experiences treating otitis, and why owners are significant in successful treatment.

Dechra Brand Manager Carol Morgan commented: "What Carolyn and Natalie bring to the table with their new podcast for the Dechra Academy is a light and insightful discussion about communication and education being the keystone for better otitis outcomes and how vets can improve on their consultation skills to handle cases better."`

The podcast, called 'Think Differently about Otitis', is available to access for free on the Dechra Academy on-demand learning platform here.