Results for Small animal
  • Blog Post: Pets at Home forms partnership with Dick White Referrals

    Pets At Home Vet Group and Dick White Referrals have announced a strategic partnership in order to develop Pets at Home's strategy for providing specialist care. Pets at Home says it is creating a new divisional structure comprised of the existing First Opinion Division (Vets4Pets and Companion...
  • Blog Post: 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 this month, the SPVS Profitability Survey...
  • Blog Post: 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 infections in dogs and cats. Amoxibactin...
  • Blog Post: 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 leading to a permanent full time position...
  • Blog Post: 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 support dog owners whose pets have been prescribed...
  • Blog Post: 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 surgery based in Newport where further consultations...
  • Blog Post: 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 and around 2.7 million cats have never...
  • Blog Post: 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 tablet, acts quickly and provides continuous protection...
  • Blog Post: 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 cover for older pets, and a lack of cover may be a...
  • Blog Post: 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 and vet support staff who have gone above and beyond...
  • Blog Post: 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 the group - which aims to establish itself as a...
  • Blog Post: 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 Emotions to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing is...
  • Blog Post: 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 in Internal Medicine and pet diabetes expert...
  • Blog Post: 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 set up partly in response to a survey which showed...
  • Blog Post: 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, with nearly a third of those questioned stating that...
  • Blog Post: 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 1 and it can be difficult for veterinary surgeons...
  • Blog Post: 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 dog owners, 25% had not heard of the new law...
  • Blog Post: 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 mineralocorticoid deficiency in dogs with Addison’s...
  • Blog Post: Goddards in the nick

    Goddards , the Greater London-based 46-branch, 3 hospital veterinary group has announced the move of its HQ to a new premises in a former police station in Woodford Green, Essex. Twenty staff from the practice, including senior managers, the accounts and IT teams and the ProActive Pets Wellness Club...
  • Blog Post: BSAVA warns of possible Congress booking scam

    The BSAVA is warning the profession to steer wide of a website which purports to offer hotel bookings for this year's Congress, but which is in no way affiliated to BSAVA or Congress. The website - www.bsava2016.org - does have a distinctly fishy smell to it. Aside from the fact that it describes...
  • Blog Post: Osurnia named best new veterinary product of 2015

    CM Research has announced the results of a survey conducted this month in which veterinary surgeons named Osurnia as the best new product of 2015 . 290 companion animal veterinary surgeons took part in the survey, which is designed to provide veterinary surgeons with their peers’ unbiased judgement...
  • Blog Post: RVC performs world-first tricuspid valve surgery on a dog

    The Royal Veterinary College has carried out the first ever open-heart surgery to treat a stenotic tricuspid valve in a dog. The three-year-old Labrador, Mabel, suffered from congenital tricuspid dysplasia. She was referred to cardiology specialists at RVC Small Animal Referrals where her tricuspid...
  • Blog Post: Petition to save ketamine

    The WSAVA has launched a petition to save ketamine from being placed under international scheduling, a move which the association says would prevent those who most need the drug having access to it. The proposal to schedule ketamine is likely to be considered at the 59th UN Convention on Narcotic...
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches compulsory chipping practice support pack

    Virbac has announced the launch of the Compulsory Chipping Support Pack, designed to help veterinary practices raise awareness of the importance of microchipping and the new legislation coming to England, Scotland and Wales in April. The pack contains a range of promotional and educational items including...
  • Blog Post: Somerset referral centre launches extended neurology / neurosurgery service

    Cave Veterinary Specialists , a referral centre based near Taunton, Somerset, has announced the launch of a significantly extended neurology and neurosurgery service. The centre now has three new international specialists in the field: Salih Eminaga (DVM GPCert (SAS) DipECVN MRCVS and European Veterinary...