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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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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.