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First Parrot Awareness Week launched
The charity will offer daily campaigns on topics such as nutrition, healthcare and insurance.
Parrot Awareness Week 2023 promotes parrot health and welfare.

The first Parrot Awareness Week has been launched, in an effort to improve understanding of parrot health and welfare.

The event, headed by Parrot Society UK, will provide information about various themes relating to parrot welfare in captivity to help owners to provide their pets with good care.

Throughout the week, the charity, in partnership with UK Pet Food and Petcover Group, will offer daily campaigns on topics such as nutrition, healthcare and insurance. The information will be shared on their Facebook and TikTok accounts, as well as their website.

The event was launched on 2 July 2023 and will end with the Pet Parrot Gathering, hosted by Parrot Society and held at Stafford County Showground, on 8 July 2023.

The Pet Parrot Gathering will include a symposium of talks from avian professionals on parrot care, trade stalls and flying displays.

Dr Vicki Baldrey, an avian specialist and Parrot Awareness Week team member said: “I am delighted to be involved in organising the first ever UK Parrot Awareness Week. Many of the most common healthcare issues parrots suffer from, such as respiratory infections, liver disease and feather destructive behaviour, can be prevented by providing an appropriate diet and environment.

“We want to work with owners to improve animal husbandry to maximise their birds’ health and wellbeing.”

All the informational resources can be found on the event’s website throughout this week. Tickets to the Pet Parrot Gathering can be purchased on the Parrot Society UK website.

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Bristol uni celebrates 75 years of teaching vets

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 The University of Bristol's veterinary school is celebrating 75 years of educating veterinary students.

Since the first group of students were admitted in October 1949, the school has seen more than 5,000 veterinary students graduate.

Professor Jeremy Tavare, pro vice-chancellor and executive dean for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, said: "I'm delighted to be celebrating Bristol Veterinary School's 75 years.

"Its excellence in teaching and research has resulted in greater understanding and some real-world changes benefiting the health and welfare of both animals and humans, which is testament to the school's remarkable staff, students and graduates." 

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RCVS HQ to temporarily relocate

The headquarters of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is to move temporarily, ahead of its permanent relocation later in the year.

From Monday, 26 February 2024, RCVS' temporary headquarters will be at 2 Waterhouse Square, Holborn, London. This is within walking distance of its current rented offices at The Cursitor, Chancery Lane.

RCVS have been based at The Cursitor since February 2022, following the sale of its Westminster premises the previous March.

However, unforeseen circumstances relating to workspace rental company WeWork filing for bankruptcy means The Cursitor will no longer operate as a WeWork space. The new temporary location is still owned by WeWork.

RCVS anticipates that it will move into its permanent location at Hardwick Street, Clerkenwell, later on in the year.