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New BSAVA President inducted at AGM
Mark Johnston is inducted as the new BSAVA president

The new President of the BSAVA was inducted during the Annual General Meeting of the association today, during the last hours of World Congress.

Mark Johnston BVetMed MRCVS takes over the presidency from Andrew Ash and has worked in the veterinary industry for over twenty years. Originally planning to serve on a Regional Committee for a few years, he says that once starting as a BSAVA volunteer, he just did not want to stop.

In his opening speech, he encouraged all vets and vet nurses to volunteer and described his position as being "a great privilege." Very interested in the regions, he said he is keen to see "the regions grow in numbers and opportunities."

Mark, who works in a mixed practice in East Sussex along with his wife, takes over the role from Andrew Ash. Andrew, whose year of presidency has seen the BSAVA swell in numbers and host a record-breaking Congress, described his term as having "flown by" and wished Mark the best of luck in his new role.

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Laura Muir wins gold at Commonwealth Games

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 Veterinary surgeon and Olympic silver-medalist Laura Muir scooped the gold medal in the 1500m final Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Winning Scotland's 12th title of the games, Muir finished in four minutes 2.75 seconds, collecting her second medal in 24 hours.

Dr Muir commented on her win: "I just thought my strength is in my kick and I just tried to trust it and hope nobody would catch me. I ran as hard as I could to the line.

"It is so nice to come here and not just get one medal but two and in such a competitive field. Those girls are fast. It means a lot." 

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Views sought on NOAH Compendium

Users of the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium app and website are being asked to share their views on how it can be improved.

In a new survey, users are asked about some suggested future developments, such as notifications for new and updated datasheets, sharing links to datasheets, and enhanced search functionality.

It comes after NOAH ceased publication of the NOAH Compendium book as part of its sustainability and environmental commitments. The website and the app will now be the main routes to access datasheets and view any changes.