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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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Veterinary Evidence Student Awards winners revealed

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 The first winners of the RCVS Knowledge Veterinary Evidence Student Awards have been revealed.

Molly Vasanthakumar scooped first prize for her knowledge summary comparing the ecological impact of woven versus disposable drapes. She found that there is not enough evidence that disposable synthetics reduce the risk of surgical site.

Second prize went to Honoria Brown of the University of Cambridge, for her paper: ‘Can hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure be used as sensitive non-invasive diagnostic indicators of acute laminitis onset?’

Edinburgh’s Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong won third prize for critically appraising the evidence for whether a daily probiotic improved clinical outcomes in dogs with idiopathic diarrhoea. The papers have all achieved publication in RCVS Knowledge’s peer-reviewed journal, Veterinary Evidence.  

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Animal Welfare Foundation seeks new trustees

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) seeks three new trustees to help drive the charity’s mission to improve animal welfare through veterinary science, education and debate.

Veterinary and animal welfare professionals from across the UK may apply, particularly those with experience in equine and small animal practice and research management. Trustees must attend at least two meetings a year, as well as the annual AWF Discussion Forum in London.

For more information about the role, visit www.animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk. Applications close at midnight on 13 August 2019.