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Is your cat a Gryffinclaw or a Snifferin?

Cats Protection creates Harry Potter inspired Sorting Hat for cats
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Chatter box The RCVS is carrying out its annual veterinary nurse CPD audit and has sent out requests for the CPD records of more than 1,100 nurses this week.

Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, nurses are required to carry out at least 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period. This year, 1,130 nurses have been asked to share their records from 2016-2018 to show that they have complied with the requirements.

Earlier this year, the VN Council decided to expedite the referral process for nurses who have not complied with the CPD requirement for three or more years. In such cases nurses will have their records sent to the CPD Referral Group. Chatter box

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Equine News
Dolphins ‘form friendships based on shared interests’
Dolphins ‘form friendships based on shared interests’

Study finds similarities in human and dolphin friendships
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Conservationists hail arrival of hen harrier chicks
Conservationists hail arrival of hen harrier chicks

Nests found on the Bowland Estate for the second consecutive year
New legal challenge against general licences
New legal challenge against general licences

Wild Justice issues fresh challenge regarding GL26
Climate change could be affecting beluga whales’ ability to dive, study finds
Climate change could be affecting beluga whales’ ability to dive, study finds

Relationship 'a vicious cycle'
New proposals to protect Scotland’s seas
New proposals to protect Scotland’s seas

Consultation on four new marine protected areas
Gull dies after becoming trapped in netting
Gull dies after becoming trapped in netting

Incident a “reminder” to monitor bird deterrents
Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies
Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

Species is on the verge of extinction
Rise in Asian otters being kept as pets
Rise in Asian otters being kept as pets

Craze fuelled by social media and ‘otter cafes’
Garden feeding is ‘shaping bird communities’
Garden feeding is ‘shaping bird communities’

Forty-year study links feeding with rise in numbers and diversity
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Kew Gardens seeking vets for Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project

A new project at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, is seeking the help of vets to find out how plants were traditionally used to treat animals.

The Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project is aiming to record the remaining knowledge from across the British Isles, before it disappears.

Visit the Kew Gardens website for more information or email ethnovet@kew.org to share data.

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