We’re back again with another 5 pieces of good news to brighten your week – plus all of the webinars we’ve got coming up this week at The Webinar Vet.

Our good news this week starts with the appearance of a new Banksy artwork at a Southampton hospital, left with a note from the artist. It read: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.” [link]

Plus, there are the virtual raffles helping shuttered businesses through the lockdown, where communities are raising thousands of pounds through online raffles to support independent businesses during the crisis. [link]

And the grocery store which gave a bag of good to a man they caught trying to shoplift during lockdown [link]

And finally, Wembley Stadium has been taken over by a food charity to help provide over 140,000 meals a week [link]

What’s coming up this week

This week, we’ve still got a jam-packed schedule for all of our WVAC ticket holders – and the good news is you can still get a ticket and join in, plus get access to the full event recordings – totting up to a whopping 100+ hours of CPD. Get your ticket here!

As WVAC comes to an end next weekend, it’s ending with a very special event – a free LIVE COVID-19 panel session with experts such as speakers such as BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, Professor Scott Weese – Professor for Public Health and Zoonoses at Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), Dr Mathew Stone – Deputy Director General – International Standards and Science at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Professor Nigel French – Professor of Food Safety and Veterinary Public Health at Massey University and Co-director of One Heath Aotea. You can register for free for the full event here.

Back to our normal scheduling – we also have two fantastic free CPD webinars. The first is presented by Rosie Allister and will cover “Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in Veterinary Practice” on Tuesday 12th May at 12.30 pm BST. Thanks to RCVS Mind Matters Initiative for making this webinar free for our community – you can register for it here.

Our second free webinar of the week is kindly brought to you by Vet Sustain. Presented by  Marie Richardson, Jonty Brunyee & Caroline Grindrod, this webinar will cover “An Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture for Vets” and will be at 8pm BST on Wednesday the 13th May. You can register for free here.

Our monthly equine webinar will be available to watch as a recording from Wednesday and will be available to all of our Equine and Unlimited members. This month’s topic is “Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatopathies in Horses”, presented James Prutton and you’ll receive a link to watch the webinar on-demand! If you’d like to get access to this webinar, you can get it here for £40+VAT.

And last, but certainly not least, our weekly Unlimited member webinar is presented by behaviour expert, Sarah Heath and will cover “Investigating emotional factors in feline medicine cases”. As usual, this webinar will be on Thursday (14th May) at 8.30pm.