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Winners of BEVA annual awards announced
April L Lawson (left) and Dr Monica Venner (right) were presented with their awards virtually, on 10 September.

Veterinary professionals recognised virtually in absence of congress

The BEVA has continued to celebrate excellence within the equine veterinary profession, despite COVID-19 restrictions, by presenting two awards through a virtual event held on Thursday 10 September.

The BEVA Richard Hartley Clinical Award is awarded to the senior author of the best evidence-based paper with direct clinical application published in Equine Veterinary Journal or Equine Veterinary Education. It is presented in memory of Richard Hartley, a founding member of the BEVA and president from 1974 to 1975.

The award was presented to April L Lawson BSc BVSc MRCVS, for the paper Application of an equine composite pain scale and its association with plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone concentrations and serum cortisol concentrations in horses with colic by A. L. Lawson, R. R. Opie, K. B. Stevens, E. J. Knowles and T. S. Mair.

The Peter Rossdale Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) Open Award is given for the paper that most closely accomplishes EVJ’s goal of publishing articles which impact and improve clinical practice and/or the scientific knowledge behind equine veterinary medicine.

This award was created in recognition of Peter Rossdale’s exceptional contributions to the BEVA and EVJ. This year it was presented to Dr Monica Venner DipECEIM for the paper Changing policy to treat foals with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in the later course of disease decreases antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate by D. Arnold-Lehna, M. Venner, L. Berghaus, R. Berghaus and S. Giguère.

According to the BEVA, the remaining awards have been postponed until 2021.

For more information on the awards please visit the BEVA website.

Image (c) BEVA.

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Prestigious veterinary awards open for nominations

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 Nominations for the prestigious PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2022 are now open, with five accolades up for grabs including: Practice of the Year; Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding veterinary professional or practice for an award, from colleagues to pet owners, friends and family. Nominations remain anonymous, and Petplan will send everyone who receives a nomination a certificate to display in their practice.

Nominations can be made at petplanvet.co.uk and remain open until Monday 10 January. 

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New online CPD otitis podcast created

A new 15 minute podcast on treating animals with otitis has been created by Dechra Veterinary Products. Featuring general practice vet Carolyn Kyte and veterinary dermatology specialist Natalie Barnard, the two vets will discuss their experiences treating otitis, and why owners are significant in successful treatment.

Dechra Brand Manager Carol Morgan commented: "What Carolyn and Natalie bring to the table with their new podcast for the Dechra Academy is a light and insightful discussion about communication and education being the keystone for better otitis outcomes and how vets can improve on their consultation skills to handle cases better."`

The podcast, called 'Think Differently about Otitis', is available to access for free on the Dechra Academy on-demand learning platform here.