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Rebecca Mearrns became the new President of the Sheep Veterinary Society during the Autumn Conference held 20 to 22 September 2021 held in Cheltenham.  Rebecca takes over the role from Amanda Carson who becomes Senior Vice President as Nick Hart retires from the committee. Joining the officials is new Junior Vice President David Wilson.


James Russell today (23rd September 2021) concluded his year as British Veterinary Association (BVA) President with a final Presidential Address at BVA’s virtual Officers Handover and Awards event. As well as welcoming his successors in his speech, he also thanked BVA staff, volunteers and members for their hard work and support during a year full of “unprecedented change, challenges and uncertainty.”


With so many potential risks to consider when bringing sheep into a flock, the Sustainable Control of Parasistes in Sheep (SCOPS) group has created new resources to help vets and advisers better assist their farmer clients.


Woolongong, New South Wales, Australia.  March 10-14, 2025

Bids for the 11th ISVC closed on August 15th, 2021.


Product defect recall alert for: Lydaxx 100 mg/ml solution for injection for cattle, pigs and sheep (EU/2/20/253/003) by Vetoquinol UK Ltd.



Huge Congratulations to Dr Fiona M. Lovatt BVSc DSHP PhD DipECSRHM FHEA FRCV was award – Meritorious Contributions to the Profession.


Newsletter from July, May, April and March 2021


 In an open letter to the sheep industry, Sheep Veterinary Society, National Sheep Assiocation, the Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep group (SCOPS), and the Moredun Research Institute, have this week highlighted that despite the presence of anthelmintic resistance on 98% of farms, 85% of farmers still believe that the wormers they use are working as well as they always had.


Professor Stuart Reid CBE, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has today been announced as the new Chair of the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC), the representative body for veterinary
schools in the UK, Ireland and Netherlands.


The NSA have produced a poster to inform dog owners about sheep worrying. This poster would be good to display in practice waiting rooms.


The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has questioned how the Government will protect the UK’s high animal health and welfare standards, following the announcement of the UK-Australia trade deal.


SPVS has been working with RCVS on how best to improve the access and quality of EMS for students. The future of the profession depends on ensuring we have well motivated, confident graduates who will be happy and effective in their role.

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