The flexibility and convenience of ‘e-learning’ is fuelling growth in this type of CPD with 60% of veterinary staff questioned in a recent survey saying they expect to conduct a greater proportion of their CPD in this form over the next 12 months.
Mandatory microchipping for all UK dogs by 2016 welcomed by BVA and BSAVA
Veterinary associations have hailed the introduction of compulsory microchipping for all dogs in England as a giant leap forward for dogs and their owners. The new law is designed to reduce the number of strays who currently make up over a third of all dogs in the UK.
Defra has announced that from 6 April 2016 all dogs will be required to have a microchip, giving owners over 3 years to comply with new legislation that will be drafted by Defra. Dog owners who fail to comply will be met with a fine.
Commenting, BVA President Peter Jones, said:
“Microchipping is a safe and effective way to link dogs to their owners and is an essential part of responsible ownership.”
For more information visit the Microchipping Alliance.
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We received a promotional copy of With the SAS and Other Animals which Glen Cousquer BSc (Hons), BVM&S, CertZooMed, MRCVS kindly reviewed for us
“With the SAS and other animals” provides a fascinating account of a young, Royal Army Veterinary Corps officer’s, six-month tour of duty in the Sultanate of Oman. The significance of this, somewhat unusual, attachment emerges through the author’s biographical account of his contribution to the Dhofar War. The account is colourful, vivid and entertaining, bringing to life the many challenges of this fine example of a “Hearts and Minds” operation.
Andrew Higgin’s account of his experiences as the last of the British Army Training Team’s vets in Dhofar is fascinating on a number of levels. Firstly, it will be of interest to veterinary professionals who have worked and travelled in the developing world. It will be particularly inspiring to young vets in their first year or two of practice, who are wondering where their new qualification, skills and training can take them.
New veterinary resources are always good to find. VetSci has a series of interesting articles ranging from orphan genes of the apicomplexa to insulin resistance and muscular dystrophy. It’s a detailed, well researched blog that covers a huge range of topics.
Vets and veterinary students are also welcome to contribute, and VetSci is a great platform to get your articles seen.