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Burgess Excel Vet Awards deadline extended
Nominations are particularly encouraged in the Rabbit Support Staff of the Year and Rabbit Awareness Week Campaign of the Year' categories.

Nominations can be made until Friday 8 October.

Burgess Pet Care has announced that the deadline for this year's Burgess Excel Vet Awards has been extended until this Friday (8 October).

Originally intended to close on Friday 1 October, the deadline has been extended to allow for a greater number of submissions, with a particular desire for more submissions in the 'Rabbit Support Staff of the Year' and 'Rabbit Awareness Week Campaign of the Year' categories. 

There are eight awards eligible for nominations:

• Rabbit Vet of the Year (open to all practising UK veterinary surgeons)

• Rabbit Nurse of the Year (open to all practising veterinary nurses in the UK)

• Rabbit Friendly Veterinary Practice of the Year (open to all practices on the RWAF rabbit friendly list)
• Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) campaign of the Year (open to all vet practices or individual staff working within the veterinary industry in the UK)
• Rabbit Support Staff of the Year (open to all staff working in UK vet practices)
• Rabbit Student of the Year (open to students in the UK who are studying Veterinary, Veterinary Nurse or Animal Care and Nutrition courses)
• Rabbit friendly charity practice of the Year (open to all not-for-profit veterinary practices in the UK)
• Guinea Pig Friendly Veterinary Practice of the Year (open to all practices in the UK).

The winners of each award will be announced on 11 November at the London Vet Show 2021, and the winner from each category will receive a trophy and a cash prize of £250. 

Nominations can be made via the nomination form here, or by completing a nomination form and returning it via post. Self nominations may be made.

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RCVS Fellowship applications open

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 Applications have now opened for RCVS Fellowship 2022. The RCVS is encouraging anyone who would like to be considered for Fellowship to apply, and if successful, they will be welcomed into the Fellowship next year.

The process for joining the fellowship has changed slightly for this year, as applicants will now need two signed referee forms instead of three professional references, and five assessors will review each application instead of three.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022, and more information on how to apply can be found here. If applicants have any questions, or would like informal advice from previous successful applicants, they are encouraged to contact Ceri Via Email 

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Horiba announces veterinary haematology webinar

Horiba Medical has announced a free webinar providing practical insight on best practice in veterinary haematology. Entitled 'In practice haematology - Beyond the pale!' the webinar will be presented by Ronnie Barron from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School.

Ronnie's presentation, which will conclude with a Q&A session, will look at QC and artefacts of sample quality and review the effects of different pathologies. Using images, photomicrographs and video links, he will also explain the techniques and equipment needed to complement analytical automation to confirm results quality.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 28 (7.30-9pm). For more details and to register, click here.