Vets as ‘Doctors’; long overdue or a misleading amendment?

For most vets, revealing our profession is often met with the question, ‘isn’t that more difficult than becoming a doctor?’ To which we might answer modestly that there’s really no way of comparing the professions but that yes, it is an equally long degree which covers even more applications of the same biological principles. The […]

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Jessops Academy Big Cats Photography Course – first images available!

Jessop’s practical one day course, launched just last month, offers a superb chance to get up close and personal to nature’s giant cats A not-to-be missed opportunity to photograph magnificent big cats at the Cat Survival Trust’s dedicated 12 acre site in Hertfordshire, not open to the general public. This exceptional experience for both photographers […]

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Rare leopards born in UK zoo bring hope for species

Leicestershire, UK: Twycross Zoo has announced today (23 July 2014) the birth of not one, but two, of the world’s rarest big cats, Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis). The arrival of the two cubs represents a significant step forward in ensuring the survival of this species on the brink of extinction in the wild. Experts […]

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Environment Agency awards IPL and Manhattan Atrium £9m framework contract to implement new flood defence asset management system

Bath, 08/07/2014: The Environment Agency has awarded IPL and Manhattan Atrium a £9m framework contract to implement a new system to manage the upkeep of its flood and coastal defence assets. The first phase of work under the framework will be to implement Manhattan Atrium’s Enterprise Asset Management System, which will transform and streamline the […]

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Flexible, standardised post-mortem examinations important in preventing future flamingo die-offs

The lakes of Kenya’s Rift Valley boast spectacular pink aggregations of lesser and greater flamingos. Over the last 20 years these populations have suffered a series of unexplained mass mortality events, during which hundreds of thousands of birds die over a period of just a few months. Not only is this a distressing sight to […]

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