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RCVS invites tenders for new building
The College is currently based at Belgravia House in Westminster.

College is selling its headquarters in London 

The RCVS is inviting tenders for finding a new building for the College.

Currently based at Belgravia House in Westmister, London, the College said the building is no longer suitable to meet its needs because it has grown substantially in size.

‘We are selling our building and have appointed agents to help us with this process and are now looking for advisors to assist us in finding a replacement property,’ the RCVS writes on its website.

‘The property should be in central London, near good transport hubs, have sufficient space for administration areas and flexible meeting spaces.’

There are currently 100 staff based at Belgravia House and a range of meeting rooms. The College is now looking to increase its desk capacity and meeting room spaces.

'We hold Disciplinary Committee (DC) hearings which need up to eight rooms, mainly small rooms and one large room, and one of the requirements for the replacement building would be to have sufficient capacity to accommodate DC hearings and several other meetings at the same time.

'The building should provide sufficient capacity for growth of the College for the next 25 years.'

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Pair of endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Colchester Zoo

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 Keepers at Colchester Zoo are hailing the arrival of a pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs.

The cubs were born to first-time parents Esra and Crispin on the 9 September. This is the first time the Zoo has bred Amur leopard cubs on-site.

Amur leopards originate from the Russian Far East and north-east China. In the wild they are threatened by climate change, habitat loss, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade.

The cubs are said to be “looking well” and are expected to emerge from their den in a few weeks.  

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BEVA survey seeks views about antibiotic use in horses

Equine vets are being invited to participate in a BEVA survey that aims to find out more about antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice.

Designed by researchers at the University of Liverpool and incoming BEVA president Tim Mair, the survey aims to fill gaps in knowledge about how antimicrobials are being used in equine practice and the landscape of resistant infections encountered in equine practice.

Researchers hope the results will lead to a greater understanding of the role of antimicrobial treatment and antimicrobial resistance in horses and protect antibiotics for the future of equine and human health.