Report urges sector to do more for BAME students on campus and placement

A new report has called for more to be done to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) veterinary students, both at university and on placements. The joint document from the RCVS and Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) has been released alongside updated guidance on accommodating religious clothing and beliefs in the learning and clinical arenas. … Read more

Largest study reveals most common disorders in UK hamsters

The largest study of its kind has revealed the 20 most common disorders in hamsters, most prominent causes of death and the average lifespan as 1.75 years. Findings for one of the world’s most popular small pets are the latest to be revealed under the RVC’s VetCompass project, and aim to help owners better understand … Read more

Let’s Vet Together for September return

Colin Whiting (front) with delegates. Students and veterinary professionals of all ages – and their families – came together for a fun weekend for the “Let’s Vet Together” event. Promoted through Facebook student support and virtual EMS group VetWings, the festival was held across three days on the platinum jubilee weekend and attracted 120 people … Read more

Research lays out extent of English bulldog’s health issues

Health of the UK’s English bulldogs is substantially lower than other breeds and urgent action is needed to reduce serious health issues, say researchers. In the latest study from the RVC on a specific dog breed, health issues known about for a century were still compromising the breed, while extreme body shape in today’s dogs … Read more

Scientists join forces in major offensive against bird flu

Scientists are joining forces in a new £ 1.5 million research consortium to tackle avian influenza. The consortium has received the money from the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council and Defra to develop new strategies to tackle future bird flu outbreaks. Outbreaks occur each year due to the UK’s position in the migratory flight path … Read more