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RCVS launches new digital learning platform
The RCVS has created the platform in response to changing learning needs.
The RCVS Academy has been built to support professional development.

The RCVS has launched a new digital learning platform to support veterinary professionals in their career development and help them meet professional standards.

Created in partnership with members of the veterinary professions, the new RCVS Academy also promises to help vets stay up to date with the latest professional developments.

The platform provides learning resources - including video, activities and reflective practice - for every career stage, including graduates and registrants. Courses currently available include:
  • leadership and coaching
  • working in the UK
  • ownership and consent
  • resolving complaints
  • CPD recording and reflecting.

RCVS chief executive Lizzie Lockett, said: “We’re aware of the pressures that veterinary professions are facing and the Academy has been built to respond to changing learning needs.

“The learning resources available on the platform have been designed to help vet teams develop their understanding of the RCVS professional guidelines and also how they can apply them in their everyday role. 

“We will continue to collaborate with the professions on new courses and resources for the RCVS Academy to ensure that we continue to support them for the benefit of their patients, clients and team.”

Courses completed through the platform count towards annual RCVS CPD requirements, and users can add learning hours to their 1CPD account through the RCVS Academy or by scanning a QR code.

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Avian flu outbreak at RSPB Minsmere

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 RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on its site. The coastal nature reserve has seen an increase in dead birds recently, and has said that it is 'extremely concerned' about the potential impacts on bird populations, with 2021 and 2022 seeing the largest ever outbreak in the UK.

In a statement, RSPB said: "We appreciate that it is distressing, for both visitors and staff, to see dead or dying birds at our site but we ask that if visitors see any dead or unwell birds, they do not touch or go near them and that they report it to us at our Visitor Centre during its opening hours, or by emailing us on outside of these times."  

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Moredun Foundation Award opens for applications

The 2022-2023 Moredun Foundation Award (MFA) is now open for members, with up to £2,000 available for successful applicants.

The MFA honours the contribution that education, teamwork, life experience, and travel have made to the understanding of cattle health and welfare. Through its charitable endeavours, Moredun offers its members the opportunity to pursue projects that support personal development.

The prize is open to a wide range of project applications, including those that include producing educational tools, conducting a small research project, or studying farming methods in other nations. For more information and to apply, visit