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CVS acquires landmark 100th practice

CVS has announced its acquisition of the West End Veterinary Partnership, an Edinburgh-based veterinary practice, bringing the number of practice groups owned by the company to 100, operating out of 267...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 9:27 AM
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Tonight: vets join Channel Four team to reveal secret life of dogs

Veterinary scientist, Dr Alex German and veterinary nurse, Shelley Holden are joining presenter and vet, Mark Evans in a new Channel Four series exploring the secret life of dogs, the first of which airs...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 9:18 AM
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Kennel Club asks vets to support obesity campaign

The Kennel Club is calling on the profession to support Get Fit With Fido , its new campaign to help tackle the growing dog obesity crisis by educating owners about the range of different ways to get fit...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 8:32 AM
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Are vets pricing themselves out of the market?

Two analyses of the pet insurance market have been published this week, which together suggest that veterinary practices may be starting to price themselves out of the market. Both reports are titled Pet...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 8:03 AM
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Royal Canin launches Pet Weight Care Team

Royal Canin has announced that it has established a team of three specialist advisors to work directly with veterinary practices to help develop and improve their weight management clinics, client retention...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 8:19 AM
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Research identifies skull shape risks for toy breeds

Researchers from the University of Bristol have published the results of a study which has identified risk factors for syringomyelia (SM) and which could help breeders select away from characteristics...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 8:18 AM
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Jack Russell gets royal treatment

A Jack Russell from Thurso had a bit of a surprise last week, when it looked down the stethoscope to find Prince Charles at the other end. The slightly unlikely encounter happened when the prince visited...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 8:00 AM
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Social media drives car sick dogs to the vet

Zoetis (maker of Cerenia, the anti-emetic) is using social media for its latest campaign to remind owners that vets have a solution for dogs that suffer from travel sickness. The company highlights research...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 06 Aug 2014 1:08 PM
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Novartis survey reveals dog owners' appetite for information

A survey conducted earlier this year by Novartis Animal Health 1 has shown that owners of dogs diagnosed with atopic dermatitis want to learn more about the condition after their veterinary consultation...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 05 Aug 2014 1:04 PM
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ECC vet launches crowdfunding campaign for pet bereavement website

ECC vet Shailen Jasani has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for further development of his pet bereavement website, www.theralphsite.com The Ralph Site is a non-profit pet bereavement support...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:52 AM
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Bob Martin withdraws permethrin products from supermarkets

Bob Martin, maker of the eponymous flea treatment for cats and dogs, has announced that it will be removing the last of its permethrin-containing on-animal flea treatments from sale in supermarkets. The...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 3:46 PM
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Elanco launches 'Common parasites of dogs'

Elanco Companion Animal Health, maker of Comfortis and Trifexis, has launched Common parasites of dogs , a new publication designed to help veterinary professionals advising clients about the benefits...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:32 PM
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Fitzpatrick to launch cancer referral service

Fitzpatrick Referrals has announced the launch of a new cancer and soft tissue surgery referral service headed by Professor Nick Bacon (pictured right) and Dr Laurent Findji. Professor Bacon and Dr Findji...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 29 Jul 2014 8:00 AM
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Pets at Home joins forces with the National Trust

The Pets at Home Vets Group has joined forces with the National Trust to help raise awareness of pet safety during the summer, for its latest marketing push. The campaign will see veterinary surgeons and...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Fri, 25 Jul 2014 4:23 PM
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New study shows there is no escaping fleas

A new study carried out to look at the efficacy of spinosad (Comfortis) in cats has shown that they can acquire a flea infestation even when kept in a controlled laboratory environment. The study was conducted...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 22 Jul 2014 8:00 AM
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