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Demand for course leads to a double in capacity
Image: Dr Frances Barr
BSAVA make contingency plans for course

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association's (BSAVA) Surgery and Medicine Certificate course has "sold out" in record time for a second year running.

As a result, the BSAVA has arranged to run a second intake of 60 students from January; 30 for the medicine programme and 30 for the surgery programme.

As a result, there will be two identical courses running alongside each other, allowing for double the capacity, without losing its quality of provision and personal support to students.

The BSAVA made records last year when its brand new Surgery and Medicine Certificate sold out within 20 minutes of opening up for registration; however, the course sold out in just five minutes this year.

Dr Frances Barr, BSAVA’s Academic Director, said: "Whilst we had only envisioned taking 30 new students onto each course this year, it quickly became clear that there is such a great appetite for this kind of accredited CPD in the profession right now… So we are effectively going to run each programme twice in one year."

The second programme will take place at two sites; BSAVA HQ in Gloucester and the College of Animal Welfare in Huntingdon. Click here for more information.

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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.