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Chatter box Seven new regional representatives are being sought by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to speak for vets from those regions and to represent their views to BVA Council.

The opportunities are available in in the North-East, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, London, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Representatives from all sectors of the veterinary profession are urged to apply.

BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, said: "Our regional representatives are integral to that mission and to the activities of Council - contributing to effective horizon scanning on matters of veterinary policy and providing an informed steer to BVA’s Policy Committee.” Chatter box

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Equine News
Blue Cross ‘Vet Nurse of the Year’ winner announced

Award presented to RVNs that go the extra mile to improve pet welfare
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CQ approved for End-Point Assessments

Final examination ensures veterinary nursing apprentices are occupationally competent
Revised CPD policy announced

RCVS makes changes following feedback from professions
BSAVA launches nursing case report opportunity

Successful candidates will present their case at Congress 2020
BVNA Council election results revealed

Overall voter turnout less than five per cent
VN Futures Board appoints new chair

Racheal Marshall is the current chair of Veterinary Nurses Council
‘Exemplary’ nurse named VN Educator of the Year

Kira Sutcliffe honoured for her work training veterinary nurses
Nominations open for Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year award

Practices invited to put forward their ‘star nurses’
RCVS publishes new blogs on VN careers

Career case studies posted as VNAM comes to an end
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Livestock Antibody Hub receives funding boost

The Pirbright Institute has received US $5.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to form a Livestock Antibody Hub aimed at supporting animal and human health. The work will bring together researchers from across the UK utilise research outcomes in livestock disease and immunology.

Dr Doug Brown, chief executive of the British Society for Immunology, commented: “The UK is a world leader in veterinary immunology research, and this transformative investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will drive the next chapter of innovation in developing new treatments and prevention options against livestock diseases".

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