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Applications open for RCVS Fellowship Panels
Potential candidates have until 1 February to apply for the Fellowship Credentials Panel and 5 February to apply for the Scientific Advisory Panel.

Candidates sought for Credentials Panels and Scientific Advisory Panel

The Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is currently seeking members of the veterinary profession to apply to join it's Fellowship Credentials Panels and it's Scientific Advisory Panel.

The Fellowship Credentials Panels review and assess applications to become a fellow under the three routes to entry: Meritorious Contributions to Clinical Practice, Knowledge or the Profession.

The RCVS is seeking experienced veterinary surgeons for each of these three routes to entry to help improve the College’s capability to make more of the collective knowledge and experience of it's members.

More information on the role and an application form are available on the RCVS website. Applications must be submitted to senior leadership officer Ceri Chick on c.chick@rcvs.org.uk before 5.00pm on Monday 1 February.

The Fellowship is also looking for veterinary surgeons to join it's Scientific Advisory Panel, which is responsible for reviewing evidence used to inform guidance on scientific issues relevant to the profession.

Those interested in joining the Scientific Advisory Panel must be FRCVS, and have until 5 February to submit an application with a short description of their area of expertise and what they can bring to the role.

Professor John Innes, chair of the RCVS Fellowship Board, said: “The work to transform the RCVS Fellowship into a thriving learned society of veterinary science that promotes scientific excellence, furthers professional skills and expertise, and can talk to wider society about the importance of veterinary science is continuing apace, and these two bodies play a vital role in this endeavour.”

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Born Free video highlights how humans are to blame for COVID-19

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 Wildlife charity Born Free has released a video emphasising the importance of changing the ways in which humans treat wildlife in order to prevent pandemics from occurring in the future.

The video, narrated by founder patron Joanna Lumley OBE, says: "To deal with the very immediate threat of another global catastrophe, we have to focus on ending the destruction and conversion of natural habitats and the devastating impact of the wildlife trade.

"The vast majority of these viruses originated in wild animals before infecting us. Destroying and exploiting nature puts us in closer contact with wildlife than ever before."

Born Free has compiled an online resource with information on how to take action and improve protections for wildlife here.

To view the video, please click here.

Images (c) Jan Schmidt-Burbach. 

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RVC opens 2021 Summer Schools applications

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has opened applications for its 2021 Summer Schools, with students in Years 10, 11 and 12 invited to apply.

Taking place between July and August 2021, the event gives budding vets from all backgrounds first-hand insight into what it's like to study at the Campus.

Much of this year's content is likely to be delivered virtually, including online lectures and practical demonstrations, but the RVC hopes to welcome each of the participants to campus for at least one day to gain some hands-on experience.

For more information about the Schools and to apply, visit: rvc.uk.com/SummerSchools Applications close on the 2 March 2021.