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Prizes for happy compers

20 April 2009

Two lucky winners have each netted £50 of Amazon vouchers after giving the correct answers in the RCVS veterinary medicines-themed competition at BSAVA Congress.

Sharp-eyed vet, Kristine Smets, from Sanders Veterinary Surgery in Cwmbran, and veterinary nurse, Jackie Morgans, from Vale Vets in Gloucestershire, correctly identified both the problem in the photograph of the controlled medicines register and the three things missing from the picture of a medicine label.

Theirs were the first correct entries to be drawn out of the hat, so congratulations to them - their prizes are winging their way through the post.

For anyone who is still wondering, the correct answers to the competition were:


  • The Controlled Drugs Register needs to be properly bound – you should be able to tell easily if a page has been removed.
  • The medicines label should say; for animal use only, give the date of dispensing, and state that it is for external use only. It could also say ‘wear gloves’.


Lisa Holloway, a VN from Brentknoll Veterinary Centre in Worcester, and Alison Collings of Cambridge Vet School, can both break out the bubbly after winning a bottle of champagne each from the RCVS Trust.

Lisa won the RCVS Trust photo caption competition with her suggestion “I’m begging you – anything but the thermometer!” - for the photo of a West Highland Terrier with a vet (above), and Alison won the RCVS Trust survey draw.

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