New Lecture uploaded

We have a new lecture uploaded today, following on from the Mission Rabies theme, this one is entitled “Rabies” and discusses rabies in depth and looks at the disease itself and how to eradicate it.  It will be an extremely useful lecture for any VN considering volunteering with Mission Rabies.  And, WVS are currently in need of a Vet Nurse to go out to Malawi to help with a mission in June which sounds amazing – so if any of you are interested do check out their website at https://wvs.org.uk/work-with-us/volunteer-trips/zomba-malawi-veterinary-outreach-clinic-june-2018-nurses-needed

Bella Moss Foundation Volunteers Sought

The Bella Moss Foundation are looking for volunteers to help on their stand at BSAVA Congress in April.  They say –

Are you passionate about animal and human welfare? Dedicated to ensuring the responsible use of antibiotics in society?  We need volunteers to help us promote our Infection control guidelines for vets and nurses and our Self Audit Hygiene APP 5-8th April (venue) ICC/ BSAVA Congress Birmingham.

The Foundation is a great cause and of course BSAVA Congress will be great too so you’d get in to enjoy that when you werent volunteering. For anyone interested please see the website www.bellamossfoundation.com or email nicki@ngmarketing.co.uk.

Senior Veterinary Surgeon Job Vacancy with Animals Asia

Animals Asia have asked us to let our members know about a vacancy they currently have for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon:

Senior Veterinary Surgeon

 A rare opportunity has arisen for a Senior Veterinary Surgeon at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre. The sanctuary is currently home to 175 bears, both Asiatic black and Malayan sun bears. The Senior Veterinary Surgeon has overall responsibility for the provision of extensive veterinary care to bears at our centre who are rescued from the bear bile industry and to local domestic animals at our basic small animal clinic.

The Senior Veterinary Surgeon will report to the Bear and Vet Team Director but will ultimately be responsible for all veterinary clinical decision making and will supervise and manage a team comprising of one Resident Veterinary Surgeon, 2 qualified Veterinary Nurses and a Vietnamese Veterinary Intern. The Senior Veterinary Surgeon also contributes to outreach projects within Vietnam, including providing training to local wildlife rescue centres and local veterinarians. He/She will also be responsible for veterinary department budgeting and reporting.

 

Please contact hrhkg@animalsasia.org for further details and a full job description.

 

 

New Lecture Uploaded

There.s a new lecture uploaded today  – this bitesize lecture looks at the work of Mission Rabies in its aim of eliminating rabies by 2030, and how VN volunteers can help make a phenomenal difference in this project.  It focuses on volunteering in India and is presented by an RVN who volunteered with The Worldwide Veterinary Service in the project. Enjoy!

Choose Hugs not Pugs!

Some of our members may have seen the BVA campaign in the media recently and perhaps even their valentine message of Hugs not Pugs as they try to raise awareness about the health and welfare issues of the popular brachycephalic dogs and its one we are keen to help promote at Vet Nurse Online.  As they say – “This is the second year BVA is encouraging romantics to give ‘hugs, not Pugs’ to loved ones and has directly raised concerns with a number of card retailers, encouraging them to avoid using images of brachycephalic animals in a bid to prevent promoting these animals as the pet du jour. Organisations including Marks & Spencer, Costa Coffee and Heinz have already committed to considering the use of brachycephalic animals in their advertising and merchandise.

President of the British Veterinary Association, vet John Fishwick said:

“Pugs and many other flat-faced dogs have lovely temperaments, but the use of their images on cards and gifts is ‘normalising’ these breeds’ short noses and big eyes which can cause horrendous pain for the animal and prove costly for the owner to treat.

“We understand that stock for this year is already in the shops, but we’re confident that now card retailers are aware of these problems they will want to do their bit to reduce the visibility and, hopefully, the popularity of these breeds.

“Valentine’s Day is meant to be romantic, so giving a gift or card depicting an animal that can suffer breathing difficulties or skin problems as a result of its breeding is definitely a message to avoid. That’s why we’re saying choose hugs not Pugs to show your love.”

The vets’ Valentine’s Day message is part of BVA’s #BreedtoBreathe campaign, which is calling on big brands to help combat the rise in popularity of these extreme features and stop promoting them in merchandising and advertising.”

So, anyone interested do join the sharing of the message on social media and happy valentines day to you all!

 

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