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Nominations open for Vet Nurse of the Year
Pet owners and veterinary practices are encouraged to submit their star veterinary nurses for consideration.
Blue Cross begins annual search for star vet nurse.

Blue Cross has opened nominations for its 'Veterinary Nurse of the Year' award 2022.

The charity asks pet owners and veterinary practices to nominate an incredible veterinary nurse for the award, which recognises a veterinary nurse who not only cares for sick and injured pets, but also goes the extra mile to encourage responsible pet ownership and improve pet welfare in the community.

Chief operating officer at Blue Cross, Kelly Grellier, said: “Blue Cross is proud to offer this reward in appreciation of the commitment of vet nurses across the UK who work tirelessly to improve the lives of our pets, other animals and their owners. 

“We are looking for vet nurses who really go that extra mile to support pet owners in their communities who have a significant impact in improving the nation’s animal welfare.”

The award will be presented at the British Veterinary Nursing Association's (BVNA) annual congress, taking place in Shropshire from 7 – 9 October 2022. 

Nominations can be made on the Blue Cross website, and the deadline for nominations is Wednesday 31 August 2022. 

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Avian flu outbreak at RSPB Minsmere

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 RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on its site. The coastal nature reserve has seen an increase in dead birds recently, and has said that it is 'extremely concerned' about the potential impacts on bird populations, with 2021 and 2022 seeing the largest ever outbreak in the UK.

In a statement, RSPB said: "We appreciate that it is distressing, for both visitors and staff, to see dead or dying birds at our site but we ask that if visitors see any dead or unwell birds, they do not touch or go near them and that they report it to us at our Visitor Centre during its opening hours, or by emailing us on minsmere@rspb.org.uk outside of these times."  

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Moredun Foundation Award opens for applications

The 2022-2023 Moredun Foundation Award (MFA) is now open for members, with up to £2,000 available for successful applicants.

The MFA honours the contribution that education, teamwork, life experience, and travel have made to the understanding of cattle health and welfare. Through its charitable endeavours, Moredun offers its members the opportunity to pursue projects that support personal development.

The prize is open to a wide range of project applications, including those that include producing educational tools, conducting a small research project, or studying farming methods in other nations. For more information and to apply, visit moredun.org.uk