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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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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.