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Dachshund dog walk sets world record
The event was the first time the annual Agria Dog Walk had attempted to set a world record.
Event helped raise £20,000 for rescue centres.

A charity dog walk has set a new world record for the largest dachshund dog walk.

The dogs and their owners achieved the feat at Marble Hill House, London on Saturday, 18 May.

With a minimum of 250 dachshunds needing to cross the line, and an adjudicator on hand from Guinness World Records, the new record was comfortably achieved – with a total of 342 dachshunds taking part.

Television personality, model, and animal rights activist Jodie Kidd and her dachshund Sausage were among those who joined in the walk.

The event was part of the annual Agria Dog Walk, which saw a series of dog walks held over the weekend at three English Heritage Sites across the UK. There were also walks held in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden, as well as a Digital Dog Walk.

Approximately 1,500 dogs took part in total and £20,000 was raised to support animal rescue centres. Dachshund Rescue UK, Poodle Network and Beagle Welfare are among those which will benefit.

Vicki Wentworth, CEO at Agria Pet Insurance, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have won the Guinness World Records title. It’s an incredible achievement, and it was an absolute pleasure to watch so many passionate people and pups come together to help support a great cause.

“We had a fantastic turnout, and we’d like to thank everyone who showed up to walk the walk in the name of animal welfare.”

Image © Agria Pet Insurance

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Special imports digital service set to change

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 From Monday, 15 July, Special Import Certificate (SIC) applications will only be accepted via the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's (VMD's) new special imports digital service.

The original online special import scheme will be decommissioned. The VMD says that the new service is easier to use, more secure and reliable, and meets accessibility legislation.

The VMD is urging veterinary surgeons who have not yet signed up for the new service to do so before 15 July. The new digital service can be accessed here

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RCVS course explains concerns process

A free, online course from the RCVS Academy has been launched, designed to clarify RCVS' concerns procedure.

The content will give veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses a better understanding of the process, and what they can expect if a concern is raised about them. It includes details of common concerns.

The interactive resource has been developed in collaboration with Clare Stringfellow, case manager in the RCVS Professional Conduct Team.

Ms Stringfellow said: "We appreciate that concerns can be very worrying, and we hope that, through this course, we can give vets and nurses a better understanding of the process and how to obtain additional support."

The course can be accessed via the RCVS Academy. Users are encouraged to record their learning for CPD.