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NOAH launches manifesto for European elections
The AnimalhealthEurope Manifesto 2019 sets out six ways the EU can lead the way in protecting animal health.

Association aims to be at the forefront of animal welfare

The National Office for Animal Health (NOAH) has set out its vision for animal health, welfare and sustainability in its manifesto for the upcoming European elections.

The AnimalhealthEurope Manifesto 2019 sets out six ways the EU can lead the way in protecting animal health. This includes the ‘timely and science-based implementation of the new veterinary medicines’ and supporting the ‘European Medicines Agency in determining what range of medicines should be available'.

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: “NOAH is a member of AnimalHealthEurope and will remain so after the Brexit discussions are finalised – with Europe being the second largest animal medicines market in the world.

"We have high hopes and big ideas to contribute towards its future. NOAH’s vision is to be at the forefront of UK animal health and welfare.”

The Manifesto states that a safe and sustainable food supply chain is essential for feeding the growing UK population. ‘The animal health industry delivers the therapies and disease prevention tools to make this a reality,’ it notes.

Dawn said: “By protecting the health and welfare of animals we can improve the quality of life for both animals and people, whilst contributing to safe, affordable and sustainable food production.

“We safeguard public health by preventing disease outbreaks in animals and help prepare for emerging diseases, as well as those which are transferable from animals to people.”

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Registrations open for overseas veterinary professionals course

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 Registrations are now open for the RCVS CPD course for overseas veterinary professionals, which covers an introduction to the UK veterinary professions.

The course is aimed at overseas-qualified veterinary surgeons and nurses during their first two years of working in the UK, in addition to those considering working here. It provides graduates with the key information and skills required to practice in the UK, as well as helping them understand their legal duties as veterinary professionals.

For more information and to book your place please click here. The course will be held at Belgravia House, London, on Wednesday 12 June.  

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BVA launches award to celebrate young vets

A new award has been launched to celebrate inspirational young vets who are making a difference in their day to day work.

Nominations are now open for the BVA Young Vet of the Year Award, which is the first of its kind. It is open to all vets registered with the RCVS in the first eight years of their careers, working in any veterinary sphere, including clinical practice, research, education or veterinary politics. Organisers are looking for an ‘exceptional young vet’ whose work has benefitted the veterinary community or the workplace.

The awards are open for self-entry and nominations by 1 August 2019. The winner will be announced at London Vet Show on 14 November 2019, where a £1000 cash prize will be awarded, alongside a ‘career enhancing experience’ with Zoetis.