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Knowledge Natter: Antimicrobial use in Surgical Calf Castrates

2 February 2024 - 185KB PDF
This is a transcript of the Knowledge Natter with Tonia Simms, from The Farm Vets at Hampden Veterinary Hospital (VetPartners), about her award-winning case example exploring the use of antibiotics in surgical calf castrates. Tonia was awarded RCVS Knowledge Antimicrobial Stewardship Champion in 2023.

Plowright Prize Comms Pack for Internal and External Communications

19 January 2024 - 239KB DOCX
This comms pack includes a range of materials that we invite you to share via your newsletters, emails and social media channels. This will help raise awareness of the Plowright Prize which will be awarding £100,000 in recognition of work on infectious diseases in animals, with a closing date of 31 March 2024.

*Knowledge Award Quality Improvement 2023 Champion* Ovine Lambings and Caesarean Sections: Clinical Audit

15 January 2024 - 509KB PDF
In this award winning case example, David Charles, CertHE (Biol.) BVSc CertAVP PGCertVPS MRCVS carried out an audit across a number of practices within the UK to collect baseline data on ovine lambings and caesareans. David introduced training and how-to guides, used SMART goals and put several recommendations on the provision of analgesia, selection and use of antibiotics and the use of adjunctive medications in place for the team to follow. The strong adoption of the recommendations across the practices resulted in a reduction in prophylactic antibiotic use, with improved use of local anaesthetics and the provision of analgesia.

Abbie Calow DOI

3 January 2024 - 184KB PDF
Abbie Calow DOI

*Knowledge Award Antimicrobial Stewardship 2023 Champion* Protection of critically important antimicrobials

3 January 2024 - 502KB PDF
Paragon Veterinary Referrals, Linnaeus, focused on the protection of critically important antimicrobials by bringing together an Antimicrobial Stewardship Team, creating guidelines based on the Plan Protect Prevent mantra and running in-house CPD. The team found improvements in prescribing culture, communication and a more open environment when discussing the appropriate use of antibiotics.

Application Form for Library Membership

28 December 2023 - 69KB DOCX
Application form for Library membership for 2024.

A-Z list of Electronic Journals

28 December 2023 - 181KB PDF
Veterinary & Animal Science electronic journals

Library Services Price List for 2024

28 December 2023 - 64KB DOCX
Library services - standard and discounted Library member prices for 2024.

Knowledge Natter: In conversation with Knowledge Award Champions Perdi Welsh and Niamh Clancy on developing Registered Veterinary Nurses’ skills and confidence in Quality Improvement initiatives

14 December 2023 - 189KB PDF
This is a transcript for the Knowledge Natter podcast episode featuring Perdi Welsh and Niamh Clancy.

Veterinary Early Warning Score - Word Version

22 November 2023 - 85KB DOCX
The Veterinary Early Warning Score (VEWS) can be used to identify those patients at risk of deterioration.

You can share this resource with credit to RCVS Knowledge and Belinda Andrews-Jones VTS (ECC) Dip AVN (Surg) CMgr RVN PG Dip Vet Ed MInstLM FCMI FHEA.
You should reference this resource like this: RCVS Knowledge and Andrews-Jones (2023). Veterinary Early Warning Score. [Online] Available at
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