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Bristol Vet School seeks prospective dog owners
The UK Dog Project will follow the owners and their dogs over several years.
Study to explore dog ownership as an overall journey

Researchers at Bristol Veterinary School are seeking prospective dog owners for the first in-depth study into the special relationship between dogs and their owners.

Members of the Animal Behaviour and Welfare Group would like to hear from people thinking about getting a dog, or those thinking about adding another dog to their family, between now and August 2020.

The UK Dog Project will follow the owners and their dogs over several years, from before getting a dog and then throughout the dog’s life, to learn what affects people’s decisions to get a dog and how the dog-owner relationship develops.

Researchers say the overall aim of the study is to better understand these relationships and the factors that affect them.

“This is an exciting new study that promises to tell us much more about the lives of dogs and their new owners,” explained Nicola Rooney, lecturer and research group supervisor. “We are extremely keen to get as many people involved as possible, so if you, or anyone you know, have any thoughts of getting a new dog, please do fill in the questionnaire."

If you or someone you know is thinking about getting a dog and would like to take part in this study, please visit the UK Dog Project questionnaire

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BEVA gives vets access to free membership for three months

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 BEVA has announced that it is cutting membership renewal charges for the next three months in order to support all veterinary professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Memberships for all existing BEVA members will be extended until 30 June 2020. Veterinary professionals who are not members of BEVA will also be able to sign up for a free membership until 30 June 2020.

BEVA president Tim Mair said: "In this extraordinary time of global crisis our profession, as with many industries, is under immense pressure. By offering free membership we are giving equine vets easy access to a wealth of supportive resources and online CPD."

To sign up please visit the BEVA website.

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The package includes a 10 discount voucher on all printed manuals and access to the BSAVA Library. BSAVA said that it will also be recording more than 100 hours of planned Congress lectures over the following weeks so that vets don't completely miss out on the Congress experience.

The resource, titled Congress on Demand will be ready in early May.