Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    TV company searching for talented dogs

    Ricochet , one of the UK's leading TV production companies, is on the hunt for dogs with unique personality traits or unusual talents for a forthcoming ITV television documentary. The hour long programme will look into the characteristics, heritage...

    Survey says limbs not feet are main cause of lameness in horses

    Blue Cross has announced the results from its National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) which show that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis in the limb rather than problems in the foot. Blue Cross runs NEHS...

    Ceva extends range of supplements

    Ceva Animal Health has extended its Logic range of supplements with the launch of Logic Ease for dogs and cats. Ceva says the new ‘soft chew’ supplements contain high quality active ingredients which have been developed to ensure the high...

    Time to stock up on Milbemax before new ad campaign airs on TV

    Elanco Animal Health has announced the launch of a Milbemax television advertising campaign to educate pet owners about the importance and ease of worming. The 30-second advertisement will appear as pre-roll to video content on a number of websites...
  • Two thirds of vets injured by their patients this year alone

    The BVA has announced the results of a survey which found that 64% of small animal veterinary surgeons have been injured in the line of duty in the past year alone. By far the most common injuries were scratches and bites (90% and 78% respectively...

    RCVS continues fight to protect the title 'veterinary nurse'

    (Please visit the site to view this video) The RCVS has launched an online petition calling on Parliament to protect the title ‘veterinary nurse’ in law. The petition follows on from the work done by the College earlier in the year,...

    DC accepts Dorset vet's undertaking never to practise

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has agreed to accept undertakings from a Dorset veterinary surgeon, Philippa Ann Rodale MBE, in which she requests that her name is removed from the RCVS Register of Veterinary Surgeons with effect from 31 July 2015, and...
  • 50% of recent vet graduates unsatisfied with their career

    Vet Futures has published the results of a survey of the profession in which only half of veterinary surgeons who graduated within the last eight years say their career has matched their expectations. The online survey gathered views from 892 veterinary...

    Animalcare launches amoxicillin designed for accurate dosing

    Animalcare has announced the launch of Clavubactin (amoxicillin/clavulanate) for dogs and cats, presented as 4-way split tablets in three strengths to ensure optimum dosing. The three strengths (Clavubactin 50, 250 and 500) contain 50/12.5, 250/62.5 and...

    VET Festival announces world-class speaker line up

    (Please visit the site to view this video) The VET Festival has announced a world-class line up of speakers for the two-day conference taking place at The University of Surrey in Guildford on the 5 th and 6 th September. The organisers say that...

    RCVS launches new video to promote PSS practices to the public

    (Please visit the site to view this video) The RCVS has launched a new animated video to help promote Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) accredited practices to the public, and explain the benefits of the scheme. Launched in 2005, almost 60% of practices...

    Zoetis launches new canine vaccine range

    Zoetis has announced the launch of Versican Plus, a vaccine range for dogs in the UK and throughout Europe. Versican Plus is the only vaccine to combine DHPPi + L4 in a single injection 1 , something which Zoetis says is the fruit of several years...

    Animalcare launches UK's first veterinary-licenced antifungal for dogs

    Animalcare has announced the launch of Fungiconazol (ketoconazole), the UK's only veterinary licenced antifungal tablet for dogs, indicated for the treatment of ringworm. Each Fungiconazol tablet contains 200 or 400mg of ketoconazole, to be administered...

    New on-demand vet video consultation service reviewed

    Pawz Ltd, a UK company founded by Diwaker Singh, Radu Georgescu and Francesco Cardoletti has launched PawSquad , a new on-demand veterinary video consultation service for pet owners. The service offers pet owners a 15 minute online consultation with...
  • Dying Specialist calls on MPs to support Assisted Dying Bill

    European Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry Lisa Milella, who revealed last year that she has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease , has now announced that she plans to end her life at the Swiss-based organisation, Dignitas, and is calling on MPs...
  • Academic argues vets should be prevented from profiteering

    Vet Futures, the joint initiative by the RCVS and the BVA to help the profession prepare for and shape its own future, has published a guest blog in which an academic argues that the profession needs to introduce safeguards to prevent inappropriate profit...

    CVS acquires Derby referral centre

    CVS has announced its acquisition of the Dovecote Veterinary Hospital , a general and referral practice based in Castle Donington near Derby. The Dovecote offers a range of referral services including digital X-ray, MRI and CT scanning capability....

    Elanco launches updated dermatitis support initiative

    Elanco Animal Health has launched an updated Atopica Comfort Club , a support initiative for veterinary professionals treating either canine atopic dermatitis or feline allergic dermatitis cases with Atopica. The Atopica Comfort Club loyalty scheme...

    RCVS ADR trial nears completion

    The RCVS reports that its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial is now nearing completion with over two-thirds of its target number of cases either resolved or in process. The year-long trial, which began in November 2014, aims to gather the evidence...

    Scientists move a step closer to strangles vaccine

    Scientists from the Animal Health Trust, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of St. Andrews have pinpointed the genes which allow the bacteria responsible for strangles to thrive, thereby paving the way for the development of a vaccine...

    New Animal Nursing Assistant Course

    North Lindsey College near Scunthorpe has announced the launch of a new course in September to prepare school leavers and current workers in the industry to qualify as Animal Care Assistants with an option to progress on to their Level 3 Veterinary Course...

    Ceva launches furosemide designed for the vet market

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Libeo, a new four-way break, palatable furosemide for the management of heart failure in dogs. According to the company, furosemide - a diuretic - is the most frequently used treatment for the management of heart failure...

    Government asks if foreign vets should have their English tested

    The RCVS is encouraging veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and other members of the practice team to respond to a government consultation on changing the law to introduce English language testing for veterinary surgeons who have qualified from elsewhere...

    London Vet Show running competition for a trip to Thailand

    The London Vet Show has announced it will be offering delegates the chance to win a £12,000 trip to Thailand with Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) at this year’s event (Olympia Grand, 19th & 20th November). Delegates will be able...

    Virbac launches complementary feed for inappetent cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Nutribound, a complementary feed to help stimulate eating and drinking in inappetent cats and dogs. The company says the product has been designed to help animals recovering from surgery or illness and those that are just experiencing...