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    New campaign to highlight toxic threats to pets

    Agria Pet Insurance has announced the launch of a new campaign to highlight the threat to animals from everyday poisons and toxins. As part of its campaign, the company is encouraging vets and nurses to help clients keep their pets safe by sharing...

    RCVS announces runners in the 2016 VN Council elections

    The RCVS has announced the names of the candidates standing in the VN Council elections this year and is, once again, inviting veterinary nurses to put questions to them directly in this year’s 'Quiz the candidates'. Six veterinary nurses...
  • 487 veterinary nurses removed from Register for not renewing their registration

    The RCVS reports that almost 500 veterinary nurses have been removed from the Register of Veterinary Nurses as a result of not renewing their registration with the College. Some 692 veterinary nurses had their names removed from the Register on 1 January...
  • BVA expresses disappointment over food companies' lack of stunning policy

    The BVA has expressed its concern that almost two-thirds of food companies have no information on their commitment to stunning animals before slaughter – with only 4% having a "universal commitment". The findings were published in the...
  • Crystal-meth sadomasochistic sex manslaughter vet struck off

    Kirk Thompson, a Newcastle-based practitioner, has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after being found guilty of manslaughter, assault and drug possession. Following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court in April 2014, Mr Thompson - who...

    Virbac launches combined FeLV/FIV/FCoV diagnostic test

    Virbac has announced the launch of Speed Trio, an in-house diagnostic test to enable the detection of FeLV (Feline Leukaemia Virus) antigens; anti-FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and anti-FCoV (Feline Coronavirus) antibodies in 15 minutes. The...

    Ceva launches new 5ml Meloxidyl oral suspension for cats bottle

    Ceva Animal Health has extended its Meloxidyl dogs and cats’ range with the launch of a new 5ml Meloxidyl oral suspension for cats. The company says the new bottle size will provide more prescription options for veterinary practices currently...

    Virbac launches Propofol-Lipuro Vet for use in cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Propofol-Lipuro Vet, a short-acting intravenously administered and short-term maintenance general anaesthetic for use in dogs and cats. Propofol-Lipuro Vet contains no preservatives so its use can be repeated, even in cats, for...
  • Veterinary Nurse title protected in practice

    The RCVS has announced that the Codes of Professional Conduct for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses has been updated to state that you should not refer to yourselves or others as 'veterinary nurses' unless registered. In fact, the change...

    Virbac launches Lepto4 vaccine

    Virbac has announced the launch of Canigen Lepto4 vaccine, which covers an additional two strains of Leptospirosis over its existing Canigen Lepto2 vaccine. The company says the new product is designed to give practices the flexibility to meet the...

    Eukanuba study reveals secret to a long life

    Eukanuba has published the results of a 10 year study to evaluate the health and longevity of continuously Eukanuba-fed dogs, in which 90% lived beyond the breed's typical lifespan. Before the start of the study, a independent panel of veterinary...

    PDSA offers free CPD-qualifying welfare workshops

    The PDSA has announced that it is offering free workshops to help veterinary professionals deliver new welfare checks called 'PetWise MOTs'. The PetWise MOT checks focus on the five welfare needs, and the workshops count for seven hours CPD...

    Hampshire nurse raises £5,500 for Ileostomy Association

    Hampshire nurse Victoria Crockford has, together with her employer GP Vets , raised more than £5,500 for the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group . Victoria, who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005, has been supported by the charity...

    Twycross video offers insight to life as a zoo vet

    Twycross Zoo has released a video on YouTube in which Sarah Chapman, Head of Veterinary Sciences, describes the challenges of being a zoo vet, explains why she loves the job and introduces the zoo’s partnership with the vet school at University...

    RVC epilepsy app to be available in seven languages

    The Pet Epilepsy Tracker, an app developed by the RVC to help pet owners monitor their dog's condition and response to treatment, is to be translated into seven languages and offered throughout Europe. Launched during National Epilepsy Week in...
  • VET Festival announces speaker line up for 2016

    The VET Festival has announced its speaker line up for this year's event, taking place on the 3 rd & 4 th June at Loseley Park in Guildford, Surrey. The 21 hand-picked speakers include respected opinion formers from across the USA, Canada and...
  • Henry Schein buys practice management software company

    Henry Schein Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire RxWorks Inc. , the veterinary practice management software provider. Founded in 1988 and with headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, RxWorks has 68 team members and an installed base...
  • Defra rejects petition to protect VN title

    Defra has rejected the RCVS petition to protect the VN title, saying that criminalising the use of the term 'veterinary nurse' by other animal carers in a veterinary setting would be unduly harsh. In rejecting the petition, which had gained...
  • WSAVA launches updated vaccination guidelines

    The Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has updated the Vaccination Guidelines it offers to veterinary surgeons. The association says its Canine and Feline Vaccination Guidelines aim to provide...

    Keppra shows promise for treatment of feline epileptic syndrome

    A group of UK-based investigators from Davies Veterinary Group and the UCL School of Pharmacy has published the results of a study which suggests Keppra (levetiracetam) shows promise for the treatment of feline audiogenic reflex seizures (FARS). The...
  • Defra seeks veterinary input on tougher dog breeding licensing

    Defra has announced a consultation which seeks to strengthen the regulations around dog breeding and pet sales in order to improve animal welfare. The consultation proposes to make it a requirement for anyone producing three more more litters a year...
  • Ceva announces biggest ever TV advertising campaign for Adaptil and Feliway

    Ceva Animal Health has announced its biggest ever TV advertising campaign, designed to highlight the benefits of using Adaptil and Feliway, will begin on Christmas Day. The TV advertisement for Adaptil focuses on Meg and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel...

    RSA unveils Preferred Referral Network

    RSA has confirmed the initial 27 practices that have joined its new Preferred Referral Network , launching today. The creation of the network means that whilst veterinary surgeons can continue to appoint referral practices as they do now, owners of...
  • Veterinary time capsule to be buried under Glasgow hospital

    Pets’n’Vets has announced that it is burying a veterinary time capsule under its new Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital being built on the southside of Glasgow. Brainchild of Pets’n’Vets partner Ross Allan, the idea is that the...
  • Vet Futures seeks nurse for new action group

    The BVA and the RCVS are inviting applications from veterinary surgeons to join the new Vet Futures Action Group, set up to drive forward the ambitions identified in the Vet Futures report launched at BVA Congress at the London Vet Show on 20 November...