Changes to the pet travel scheme will come into effect on 29 December 2014. The changes are designed to strengthen enforcement across the EU, increase levels of compliance and improve the security and traceability of the pet passport.

What's changing?

Cornwall Veterinary Association is hosting a day of varied and informative CPD for vets and vet nurses on Saturday 7th February 2015.

Our second visit to the London Vet Show was rewarded by huge numbers of visitors to the stand. The 2014 show attracted over 4,500 veterinary professionals and at times it felt as if they were all at the AWF stand! It was brilliant to meet so many vets, vet nurses, students and practice managers who were interested in our work to improve animal welfare.

Vet students Kim Souttar and Cheryl Burgar are the lucky winners of £30 in Amazon gift vouchers after giving their feedback on the talks they attended by AWF Representative Liz Ormerod on 'How to respond to requests from clients for the euthanasia of healthy companions animals'. 

Liz gave the talks at Glasgow and Edinburgh vet schools on consecutive weeks in October. Feedback from both talks was excellent and they were well attended, with 160 students attending the Edinburgh talk. AWF will use the feedback to make improvements and select topics for future events. 

In an early display of Christmas spirit the Marketing team at Medivet Support Centre in Watford are lacing up their trainers to raise funds for AWF in the Santa Run on Sunday 7th December in Victoria Park, London. 

AWF is dedicated to improving the welfare of animals through veterinary science, education and debate.

We need vets to support our work in a variety of ways by volunteering as AWF Representatives.
These are unpaid roles. We need a new Representative from the East of England region, which covers Cambridge, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

We're recruiting for a part time (17.5 hrs pw, flexible working pattern) Development Officer following the retirement of the previous post holder. 

AWF plays an important role in educating owners and vets to provide the very best care for animals. This is a small charity governed by an enthusiastic board of trustees who are all qualified vets. We have close ties to the British Veterinary Association, the UK’s largest membership organisation for vets and are based at its Central London office.

We’re playing extra time in our competition where you can win tickets to the London Vet Show. Deadline extended to 4pm 29 September. GOOD LUCK!! 

We've got two passes to give away to the London Vet Show at Olympia Grand on 20-21 November!

For your chance to win tell us Twitter-style in 140 characters or less (including spaces) why you should win the tickets.

There are just three simple but important rules:

We are taking part in Remember A Charity Week from Monday 8th  to Sunday 14th September 2014 to help raise awareness of legacy giving.

A free seminar on the very topical issues of the pet travel scheme and illegally imported animals, is being offered by the City of London (the local authority which covers Heathrow).

Venue: City of London, Walbrook Wharf, 78-83 Upper Thames Street,  London EC4R 3TD
Date: 2 October 2014 from 11am to 2.30pm