Veterinary Nursing News

Veterinary Nursing News

    Vets optimistic but concerned about stress

    Vet Futures, the joint initiative by the RCVS and the BVA to help the profession prepare for and shape its own future, has revealed the results of a survey which found that 59% of veterinary surgeons are optimistic about the future of the profession....

    Centaur launches practice-branded health chews

    Centaur Services has launched a range of health supplement soft chews for cats and dogs which can be ordered in custom, practice-branded packaging. Centaur says the practice branding is designed to reinforce client relationships by encouraging clients...
  • First licensed TMPS antibiotic for rabbits

    Virbac has launched Sulfatrim, the first veterinary-licensed Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole (TMPS) oral antibiotic for use in rabbits, pigeons and bearded dragons. Kate Woolley MRCVS, Product Manager, said: "Until now, no similar veterinary...

    Henry Schein takes a majority stake in Kruuse

    Kruuse has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Henry Schein Inc ., under which the American supplier of veterinary, dental and medical healthcare products and services will acquire a majority shareholding in the company. Under the...

    SPVS survey shows vets charging more for unroutine procedures

    The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) has published its 2015 Fee Survey, which has revealed an increasing divergence between fees charged for routine and unroutine procedures in small animal practice. SPVS says that small animal practices...
  • RCVS seeks visionaries to spell out their ideas for the future

    Vet Futures, the joint initiative by the RCVS and BVA to stimulate debate about the future of the profession, is running an essay competition with a prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to the London Vet Show (London Olympia, 19th-20th November). To...

    Jersey vet’s enthusiasm wins an Ipad for his veterinary nurse

    Gardner Llewlyn Veterinary Recruitment and VetSurgeon.org / VetNurse.co.uk have announced the winners of a competition in which people were invited to nominate nurses for a special thanks for the work they do. 67 entries from veterinary surgeons, veterinary...

    RSA's referral policy fiasco rumbles on as RCVS Specialists voice their alarm

    A group of some of the best-known referral practices in the country has issued a formal response to the recent announcement by pet insurance underwriter RSA that it is building a network of preferred referral practices to direct its clients to. Whilst...

    RCVS launches consultation on veterinary nurse day-one clinical skills

    The RCVS has announced the launch of a consultation on the new proposed list of 'day-one' clinical skills needed by veterinary nurses when they first enter practice. The College says it welcomes comments on the new list from veterinary nurses...

    Vetsonic launches tablet version of Arthriaid

    Vetsonic has announced the launch of a tablet form of Arthriaid Omega. Designed to support joint health, the nutraceutical product contains glucosamine, chondroitin, omega 3 fatty acids, MSM, manganese sulphate plus vitamins C and E. This new tablet...
  • New stool designed to help vets' operating posture

    Spanish company Vital Dinamic has announced the launch of SD VET, a new stool designed to reduce the physical stress from prolonged standing whilst operating. The stool is based on a multi-directional rocking design which gives the surgeon a wide range...
  • Antimicrobial copper surfaces gaining ground in infection control

    The Copper Development Association (CDA) reports that a Harare veterinary practice has become the first in Zimbabwe to add copper touch surfaces to its suite of infection prevention measures. 24 Hour Veterinary Practice opted to replace frequently...

    RCVS extends opening hours for professional advice

    The RCVS has announced that its Professional Standards Advice Team, which offers advice about the Code of Professional Conduct and its supporting guidance, is now trialling extended hours and remaining open until 7pm Monday to Friday. The trial will...

    RSA clarifies position over referral claims

    RSA Insurance Group, which underwrites pet insurance on behalf of MORE TH>N, Tesco Bank, M&S, John Lewis, Argos and Homebase, has clarified recently announced changes to its policy conditions concerning cases which need to be referred for specialist...
  • 76% of vets may be missing the cause of feline diabetes

    Royal Veterinary College research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, has revealed that 1 in 4 cases of Diabetes Mellitus in domestic cats are caused by excess secretion of pituitary growth hormone. According to the researchers, this is much more common...

    New sterile skin adhesive with 18 month shelf life

    Scrubs Etc Limited has announced the launch of Steribond, a new skin adhesive notable for the fact that it is sterile and can be stored at ambient temperature for up to 18 months. The product has so far only been launched to a limited number of people...

    Petplan launches claim-based summer safety campaign

    Petplan has teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to launch Summer Safety, a pet owner education campaign based on insurance claims received by the company. The company reports that last year, 83% of all heat stroke claims occurred in the summer...

    New neurology referral service for the North West

    Northwest Surgeons, the Cheshire-based referral centre which is now part of Pets at Home, has announced the expansion of its clinical specialisms into the field of neurology, with the appointment of Dr Lorenzo Golini. Dr Golini underwent residency...

    Study shows buprenorphine suitable as routine analgesic in horses

    Ceva Animal Health has highlighted a new study which revealed that the use of the opioid buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Vetergesic , before equine elective general anaesthesia and surgery resulted in better post-operative analgesia than butorphanol...
  • Research sheds new light on canine epilepsy

    The AHT has published the first research paper of its kind which looks at idiopathic epilepsy (IE) in the Italian Spinoni, a breed where the prevalence of IE has been found to be 5.3%, compared to 0.6% estimated to be seen in dogs generally in UK first...

    New campaign to get dogs' eyes checked

    MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of Take a Closer Look , a campaign to encourage dog owners to have their pet checked for dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) this summer. According to the company, around 1 in every 22 dogs suffer from dry...

    Vet school research underpins new vision for rabbit welfare

    The University of Bristol, the Rabbit Council, the Pet Industry Federation, the RSPCA and the RWAF have come together for the first time to produce a vision for improving rabbit welfare. The new ten-point vision is based on recommendations resulting...
  • 'Veterinary Nurse' one step closer to being protected in law

    RCVS Council member Professor the Lord Trees has today submitted a Private Members’ Bill to the ballot of the House of Lords which would legally protect the title ‘Veterinary Nurse’. If the Bill is drawn sufficiently highly in the...

    CVS diversifies into dog grooming

    CVS has announced that it is diversifying into pet grooming, opening grooming studios in its practices across the UK. The company says the move is in response to the large number of clients that ask its staff to recommend a groomer in their area. ...

    RCVS wins Best Workplace Award

    The RCVS has been recognised as one of the best places to work in the country by the Great Place To Work Institute, which carries out comprehensive annual surveys of staff engagement with a wide variety of small, medium and large businesses and organisations...