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Goldfish rescued from 7ft deep well

The RSPCA came to the rescue of the lonely fish.
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Chatter box The Scottish SPCA is encouraging veterinary practices to opt into its new fostering programme, by agreeing to register foster animals when approached by one of the foster carers.

The programme goes live in August 2021, and will help to rehabilitate animals under the Scottish SPCA's care until they are able to be properly re-homed. The programme will help the animals to receive care and attention in a stable and happy home environment, as some animals do not cope with a rescue and re-homing centre environment as well as others.

Specific information for veterinary practices on the new programme can be found at Chatter box

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Nominations open for BVNA Awards 2021

The BVNA is encouraging people to nominate and celebrate VNs.
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RCVS celebrates 60 years of veterinary nursing

Series of VN Diamond Jubilee events, including podcasts and webinars, get underway.
RCVS updates guidance for VN training organisations

Update contains six overarching standards and how they can be evidenced.
RCVS event to celebrate the veterinary nursing profession

"VN Evening will be a perfect opportunity to celebrate our new generation of veterinary nurses" - Matthew Rendle.
Animal physiotherapist receives VN Golden Jubilee Award

Kirsty Cavill RVN is recognised for her commitment to educating others.
Record number of candidates for VN Council election

Fourteen candidates will compete for the one available place.
BSAVA releases new Pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses

Second edition adds new information and tools to support nurses.
Skills for Jobs white paper shines light on vocational routes to vet nursing

Government to end illusion degrees are "the only route".
Vet nurses to become Practice Standards Scheme assessors

RCVS Council approves new pathway to recruit RVNs at its January meeting.
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Webinar provides insight into old age pets

A new webinar providing insights into the BSAVA PetSavers Old Age Pets citizen science project is now available free of charge to its members via the BSAVA Library

The webinar presents an exclusive insight into the research process and progression of the study, which aims to help veterinary professionals and owners provide the best care for their senior dogs.

It also discusses the study's research methods, the researchers' personal interests in this area of study, and how they envisage the findings being used to create a guidance tool to improve discussions between vets and owners about their ageing dogs.

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