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Chatter box Cambridge vet student James Jewkes has been awarded first place in the annual Dogs Trust EMS Awards, for his paper on the threat of exotic infectious diseases in rehoming centres. James will now go on a two-week placement at the WVS International Training Centre in South India.

Each year the awards allow vet students to gain hands-on experience during work placements at 13 of the charity’s rehoming centres, then submit reports on a relevant subject.  Chatter box

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Nominations open for BVNA Council elections

Full and student members invited to apply
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Changes agreed to registration of EU VNs after Brexit

Applications will be rejected if they significantly differ to UK qualifications
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Annual audit found 28 per cent of VNs failed to comply
RCVS welcomes new veterinary nurses

Inaugural RCVS Veterinary Nurses Day held at London Zoo
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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemen’s Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: “I’m very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sport’s commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."

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