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Police horses attend Liverpool graduation
“Staff at from our Equine Practice and their final year student groups at Leahurst have been working with these beautiful horses every week for the past year."
Merseyside Mounted Police stand guard at celebrations 

Veterinary students, parents and staff at the University of Liverpool say they were delighted to welcome two police horses to their graduation celebrations last week.

Horses Major and Silver from the Merseyside Mounted Police section stood guard at the graduation in Leahurst on 16 July.

Professor Cathy McGowan, head of the department of equine clinical science, said: “Staff at from our Equine Practice and their final year student groups at Leahurst have been working with these beautiful horses every week for the past year and were delighted that the horses could come to their special day.”

The university provides in-kind veterinary care and support to the Merseyside Mounted Police, as part of its ‘Stand Tall’ campaign.

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Celebrity chefs urge public to get baking to support Cats Protection fundraiser

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 In support of Cats Protection's Pawsome Afternoon Tea fundraiser, Masterchef winner Tim Anderson and Great British Bake Off star Kim-Joy have shared biscuit recipes to help keen bakers raise money for needy cats across April.

The celebrity chefs are both cat owners and have said that they hope this fundraiser will help to raise awareness of cats in need and the importance of adopting a cat, rather than buying one.

This is the fourth year Cats Protection has run its Pawsome Afternoon Tea campaign, which encourages people to hold tea parties, bake sales and fundraising events to help raise money for the charity.

To view the recipes and other fundraising resources please visit the Cats Protection website. 

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BEVA offering free membership to vet students

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is offering free membership to veterinary students. As part of a new initiative with the aim of encouraging more veterinary professionals into equine practice.

According to BEVA, less than one in ten veterinary students choose to work in equine practice. The association hopes that this initiative will provide insight into the field and the benefits of a career in equine medicine.

Benefits of membership include:
▪ access to a network of nearly 3,000 members
▪ special student rates to attend BEVA Congress
▪ online access to BEVA's Equine Veterinary Education (EVE) journal
▪ free access to the association's online learning platform
▪ free access to BEVA's practical veterinary apps
▪ exclusive discounts on a range of things from cinema tickets to grocery shopping.

BEVA will be releasing a series of short videos over the next few months from BEVA Council members, explaining what inspired them to work in equine practice.

Image (c) BEVA.