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    SPVS launches practice Profitability Survey

    The Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) has launched a new Profitability Survey to measure profitability levels across the nation’s veterinary practices and provide a benchmark for practices to assess their performance against. Launched...
  • Two new antibiotics for responsible use in cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched two new antibiotics with a new tablet technology designed to encourage more responsible use of antibiotics in practice. Metrobactin is the first veterinary licensed metronidazole tablet for the treatment of anaerobic...
  • Vets Now accepting applications for Nursing Edge Programme

    Vets Now has announced that it is accepting applications for it's Nursing Edge Programme, starting in August. The eight week training programme, which was set up by Vets Now’s Head of Clinical Nursing, Rachael Marshall, provides a full induction...

    Avacta launches non-invasive equine allergy tests

    Avacta has announced the launch of Sensitest, the only UK-specific equine allergy tests that use non-invasive procedures. The company says that the new range of ELISA tests was developed using native plant allergen species, to reflect the needs of...

    New Cushings website for dog owners

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched www.canine-cushings.co.uk, a new website for owners of dogs with Cushing’s syndrome, to support the advice given by their veterinary surgeon. The new site contains information and resources designed to...

    Queen's Award for RVN behind Mobile Vet

    Kirsty (RVN) and Dan (MRCVS) Forster, the husband and wife team behind Isle of Wight-based The Mobile Vet are celebrating a Queen's Award for Enterprise. The Mobile Vet offers a mobile service in custom-designed vehicles and also has a fully-equipped...
  • Survey finds most RVNs paid £16K-£20K

    A survey published today by the veterinary recruitment agency recruit4vets has found the majority of RVNs are paid between £16K and £20K, with a further 38% on £21-25K and 12% being paid less than £15K. 124 RVNs in full-time...

    Merial launches Viral Cats campaign

    Merial has announced the launch of Viral Cats , a national campaign designed to educate one million cat owners about the importance of vaccination. According to PDSA research, approximately 3.9 million cats in the UK are not up to date with their vaccinations...

    Zoetis launches new ectoparasiticide for dogs

    Zoetis has announced the launch of Simparica, a once-monthly oral medication for the treatment of flea, tick and mite infestations in dogs beginning at eight weeks of age. The company says the new product, which comes in the form of a tasty chewable...

    Agria offers insurance 'age amnesty' for older pets

    Agria Pet Insurance has announced an 'age amnesty' in May, during which time the company will quote for cover regardless of the age of a pet. The company says it is common for the owners of older pets to have difficulties finding insurance...

    Petplan announces Veterinary Nurse of the Year

    Petplan has announced that Helen Russell RVN from Woking Vets4Pets has won its Veterinary Nurse of the Year award. The award is one of a number handed out each year to celebrate exceptional veterinary surgeons, nurses, practices, practice managers...

    XLVet practices launch dermatology drive

    XLVets, the collaborative group of 45 independent small animal practices, has announced the launch of 'Scratch Below the Surface', a campaign to raise awareness of skin conditions amongst pet owners. As part of the campaign, practices within...

    Merial launches online support for SQPs

    Merial has announced the launch of Nexus ( http://merialnexus.co.uk ), a new online information resource which offers large animal vets and Suitably Qualified Persons (SQPs) CPD training modules, webinars, technical articles, product information, marketing...

    New research shows how grass length affects equine grazing behaviour

    The Waltham Equine Studies Group has published new research which highlights the effectiveness of grazing muzzles as a tool to help with weight management in ponies. The research, which was conducted in collaboration with Dr Annette Longland of Equine...

    ISFM launches new guide on feline stress and health

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has launched a new guide on feline stress and health to help veterinary professionals better understand, prevent and manage stress and distress in cats. Feline Stress and Health: Managing Negative...

    Diabetes app brings management into 21st century

    The Royal Veterinary College has launched the Pet Diabetes App - designed to bring diabetes management in animals into the 21 st century and help ongoing research into the condition. The free app - which was designed by Dr Stijn Niessen, a Senior Lecturer...

    BVA calls for more conformation data from practices

    The BVA has released more results from the Voice of the Profession survey, which show that 67% of vets have seen dogs that needed conformation altering surgeries and caesareans in the last year. Every year the Kennel Club receives over 3,200 data submissions...

    New resource to help vets and owners cope with pet loss

    Compassion Understood , a new company set up to provide veterinary staff with training in how to help clients deal with pet loss, and provide owners with a new information resource on the subject, launched at BSAVA this week. The new service has been...

    New pheromone therapy for multi-cat households

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Feliway Friends , a new pheromone to help reduce tensions and conflicts in households with more than one cat. The company highlights a 2014 survey which found that 44% of cat owning households have more than one cat...

    New fitness to practise guidance for student veterinary nurses

    The RCVS has published a guide for student veterinary nurses and providers of veterinary nursing education regarding fitness to practise issues. The new guide, entitled Fitness to Practise – A Guide for UK Providers of Veterinary Nursing Education...

    New diets for cats and dogs with multiple health conditions

    Royal Canin has announced that it will be launching Multifunction, a new range of veterinary diets designed for cats and dogs experiencing - or at risk of - multiple health conditions. According to the company, 35% of cats and dogs meet this description...

    Pet owners still confused about microchipping

    Petplan has announced the results of a survey which shows that with less than a week to go before microchipping becomes compulsory in England, Scotland and Wales, there is still confusion about the law amongst pet owners. In the survey of 2,000 British...

    Dechra to launch new treatment for Addison’s disease

    Dechra Veterinary Products has announced that it will be launching Zycortal, a new medication for the treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism at the BSAVA Congress in April. Zycortal is a prolonged-release suspension used as replacement therapy for...

    Vet wrongly identified as EgyptAir MS181 hijacker

    A bad day for Egyptian veterinary surgeon Dr. Ibrahim Samaha from the University of Alexandria, who not only had the misfortune to board an aircraft that was later hijacked , but was also wrongly identified in the media as the hijacker. Professor Samaha...

    DC refuses former Kent-based vet's application for restoration

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has dismissed an application to be restored to the Register of Veterinary Surgeons from a former Kent-based veterinary surgeon, Warwick Seymour-Hamilton. Mr Seymour-Hamilton was originally removed from the Register in...