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Dr Richard Stephenson resigns from RCVS Council
"We thank Richard for his service to the RCVS over the past year" - RCVS President, Mandisa Greene.
Professor Stephen May will take up the remainder of Richard's term

The RCVS has announced the resignation of RCVS Council member Richard Stephenson.

Dr Stephenson was elected onto Council in 2020, having previously served as an elected member from 2008 to 2016. 

In a press release, the RCVS said that Dr Richardson had resigned for personal reasons 'with immediate effect'. 

“We thank Richard for his service to the RCVS over the past year and in his previous terms,” commented RCVS President Mandisa Greene. “We particularly thank him for his contribution to a number of committees he has served on during both his periods on Council including the Disciplinary, Finance & Resources and Preliminary Investigation Committees. We wish him all the best for the future.” 

Professor Stephen May will take up the remainder of Richard's term on Council to July 2024, as he received the next largest amount of votes in the 2020 RCVS Council election.

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Laura Muir wins gold at Commonwealth Games

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 Veterinary surgeon and Olympic silver-medalist Laura Muir scooped the gold medal in the 1500m final Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Winning Scotland's 12th title of the games, Muir finished in four minutes 2.75 seconds, collecting her second medal in 24 hours.

Dr Muir commented on her win: "I just thought my strength is in my kick and I just tried to trust it and hope nobody would catch me. I ran as hard as I could to the line.

"It is so nice to come here and not just get one medal but two and in such a competitive field. Those girls are fast. It means a lot." 

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Views sought on NOAH Compendium

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In a new survey, users are asked about some suggested future developments, such as notifications for new and updated datasheets, sharing links to datasheets, and enhanced search functionality.

It comes after NOAH ceased publication of the NOAH Compendium book as part of its sustainability and environmental commitments. The website and the app will now be the main routes to access datasheets and view any changes.