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New officer team approved for BVNA
Pictured: Jo Oakden RVN, outgoing president.

Alex Taylor RVN heads up the new officer team as president.

The BVNA Council has approved its new officer team for 2021/22.

Following a BVNA Council meeting on 10 July, the Council voted to approve the officer positions.

Alex Taylor RVN will take over Jo Oakden's role as BVNA president, and Jo Oakden RVN will then take over the role of senior vice president.

Charlotte Pace RVN will step into the role of junior vice president, while Lyndsay Hughes RVN and Craig Tessyman RVN will step into the roles of honorary secretary and honorary treasurer respectively.

Commenting on the new officer team, current BVNA president Jo Oakden said: “A BVNA Officer role is a busy role and requires extra time commitment to BVNA Council, it is where decisions with a shorter turn-around are made. I am hugely grateful to those officers who gave their time for this year, supporting me as president.

“I look forward to welcoming Charlotte, Lyndsay and Craig into their new roles, and working with them as I enter my Senior Vice President year.

“It is not long now until I hand over the BVNA Presidential reins to Alex Taylor, who will be a fantastic president, and has achieved a huge project in her JVP year with the chronic illness campaign. I look forward to supporting her in the presidential role in the upcoming year.”

The new officer team will be formally confirmed in the AGM at the 2021 BVNA Congress, which will run from 2 – 4 October at the Telford International Centre. 

Tickets for the Congress are available here

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Prestigious veterinary awards open for nominations

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 Nominations for the prestigious PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2022 are now open, with five accolades up for grabs including: Practice of the Year; Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding veterinary professional or practice for an award, from colleagues to pet owners, friends and family. Nominations remain anonymous, and Petplan will send everyone who receives a nomination a certificate to display in their practice.

Nominations can be made at and remain open until Monday 10 January. 

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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.