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Competition to raise funds for abandoned or unwanted pets.
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Chatter box The world's biggest survey of butterflies is back for 2020!

Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count launches on Friday, 17 July and will run until Sunday 9 August. Members of the public can get involved by downloading the Big Butterfly Count App or recording results on a downloadable sheet available from

'It's a fantastic activity for people from three to 103 years and we'd encourage everyone to take 15 minutes in an appropriate outdoor space during sunny conditions to simply appreciate the nature around them and do their bit to help us understand butterfly populations,' said a Butterfly Conservation spokesperson. Chatter box

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BSAVA publishes new edition of veterinary nursing textbook

Book includes three new chapters and an appendix on veterinary terminology.
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New website showcases work of VN Futures project

Resource highlights breadth of career options open to veterinary nurses.
Scholarship announced in memory of Louise O'Dwyer

RVNs urged to apply to Improve International's (Programme) in Emergency and Critical Care.
BVNA Council election candidates revealed

A record number of nominations received for the coming term.
"I feel very honoured to be able to give my input"

Matthew Rendle reflects on his time on Council so far.
"I would like to see the veterinary nurse title protected"

Claire Roberts shares her hopes for the future of veterinary nursing.
VN taskforce to consider alternative routes to registration

Group welcomes ideas from students and the wider veterinary profession.
Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month goes virtual

Practices urged to go online to promote the importance of RVNs
VN educators urged to defer practical assessments

Examinations deemed unsafe under the current conditions
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New appointment at Dechra

Dechra Veterinary Products Ltd (Dechra) has announced a key appointment to support veterinary professionals across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Karen Hockley has been appointed as a telesales account manager and will provide the latest products, news and developments from Dechra. She joins the company from a large mixed practice in Northern Ireland where she was the branch manager.

Before that, Karen had worked for a multinational veterinary pharmaceutical company as a key account manager for Northern Ireland. She can be contacted at or 087 219 54 30.

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