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BEVA honoured for sustainability efforts
BEVA has seen its carbon emissions fall by 77 per cent since March 2020.
Association achieves bronze accreditation from Investors in the Environment.

The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has achieved bronze level accreditation from Investors in the Environment, marking the first officially recognised step in its sustainability journey.

Investors in the Environment is an external accreditation scheme designed to help businesses save money and reduce their environmental impact. To achieve accreditation, firms much implement an environmental policy, measure their resource use and set targets to reduce their carbon footprint. 

In March 2020, BEVA formed a sustainability group to implement monthly monitoring and develop action plans for utilities, transport, communications, water and purchasing. Since then - and with assistance from the COVID-19 lockdowns - BEVA has seen its carbon emissions fall by 77 per cent.

BEVA chief executive David Mountford commented: “We are immensely proud to have achieved bronze, the first step on the ladder, with a score of 78 per cent. The award reflects our environmental performance across against agreed targets and demonstrates our commitment to minimising its environmental impact and helping to set the standard for the environment.” 

BEVA Green Team member Debbie Wylie added: “The process of putting the environmental monitoring plan in place has helped us recognise our wider impacts, such as those relating to volunteer activities. We are now considering how to reduce these wider impacts in addition to the issues that are under more direct control.” 

The sustainability group hopes to achieve silver accreditation by the end of 2022. 

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VetCT app offered to students and new graduates

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 The VetCT app is being offered for free to students and new veterinary graduates for their first three months in practice. The app provides a service for vets to send case information to a global team of Diploma-holding specialists, who can provide advice and support via instant call-back, text chat, written report, or virtual appointment.

Time on the app is automatically logged as CPD with quarterly certificates being generated for users. Additional services include the ability to book bespoke CPD, significant event reviews, and live training sessions such as surgical procedures.

The app is downloadable for both iOS and Android systems. 

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HORIBA to host CPD webinar

HORIBA has announced that it will host an online CPD meeting focusing on 'Exotic Parasites - The Importance of Testing in The Imported Dog'. Ian Wright (BVMS, MSc, MRCVS), head of ESCCAP UK and Ireland, will present on the importance of testing protocols in diseases of imported dogs.

The meeting will provide attendees with an overview of emerging veterinary diseases with a particular focus on exotic parasites, and discuss the importance of accurate testing protocols and equipment, alongside a final Q&A session.

The webinar will take place on Thursday July 1, from 19.30pm to 21.00pm BST. For free registration and more information visit the Horiba website or