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    Spat between RCVS, BVA & BVNA, Diagnostics, Eye Research, New Bristol Referral Hosp & more

    www.youtube.com/watch The veterinary news for the week ending the 18th June 2021 0:05 Spat between the RCVS, BVA and the BVNA 4:05 New diagnostic tests from Ciga Healthcare 4:20 CVS to build new veterinary hospital in Bristol 4:52 New research...

    CPD presentation will explain why it's important to test imported dogs for exotic parasites

    Horiba is holding a CPD webinar on 1st July 2021 at 7:30pm, when Ian Wright (the parasite guru, not the footballer) will talk about the importance of parasite testing protocols for imported pets in the face of increasing disease threats. Ian (pictured...

    New RVC research shows certain dog breeds are more prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca

    New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed that flat-faced dogs and spaniels, amongst others, are more prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), aka ‘dry eye’. The study 1 was led by the RVC’s VetCompass Programme and is the...

    CVS to launch new referral hospital in Bristol

    CVS has announced plans for a new multi-disciplinary veterinary referral hospital in Bristol, called Bristol Vet Specialists. CVS says the new hospital, which will be based at Central Park, Avonmouth, will be custom-built with uniquely designed facilities...
  • New brand of veterinary lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests

    Northern Ireland-based Ciga Healthcare is launching a veterinary division, marketing a range of lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests under the Suresign Veterinary brand. The Suresign range consists of: Canine Parvovirus Antigen Rapid Tests Canine...

    RCVS Council agrees to the working party proposals for future veterinary legislation

    Following a public consultation, the RCVS Council has voted to adopt all the proposals made by the RCVS Legislation Working Party concerning future veterinary legislation. The Legislative Reform Consultation took place between November 2020 and April...

    New resource to help vet nurses with the pastoral side of euthanasia

    The BSAVA has published a new collection of resources on the subject of end of life care and decision-making, with a particular focus on the pastoral aspects, to help support clients and the practice team. The collection draws together a selection...

    Veterinary dermatology guru launches own brand shampoo bars

    Sue Paterson FRCVS, the RCVS and European Dermatology Specialist, Past-President of the BSAVA and founder of Virtual Vet Derms has launched PetDerm shampoo soap bars. The new bars are designed specifically for owners who want a sustainable choice....

    Support service for vet nurses facing RCVS investigation

    The RCVS has launched an independent service to provide emotional support to veterinary nurses and surgeons who are under investigation by the College after a complaint about their professional conduct. The ProfCon Investigation Support (PCIS) service...

    Virbac launches ‘Lumps and Bumps’ toolkit for practices

    Virbac has launched a toolkit to help veterinary practices educate pet owners about the importance of checking their pet for abnormal lumps and bumps. The toolkit contains everything a practice needs to create its own lumps and bumps awareness campaign...

    BVDA offers new course: Essential Dentistry For Vet Nurses

    The BVDA has teamed up with IM3 to launch a new course to help veterinary surgeons improve their knowledge and practical skills in dentistry. The 2-day course, which includes both theory and practical sessions, will be taught by Sarah Ramsden RVN ...

    New atopy claim for Cortavance

    Virbac has announced that Cortavance, the topical steroid containing HCA, for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic skin disorders in dogs, is now licensed for the control of the symptoms associated with atopy. Virbac says HCA targets...

    Vet nurses invited to attend RCVS AGM online

    The RCVS is inviting all vet nurses to attend its Annual General Meeting, taking place online, on Friday, 9 July 2021. The proceedings will begin at 10am with the formal adoption by RCVS Council of the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020...

    Elanco launches Credelio Plus for oral flea, tick and worm control

    Elanco has announced the launch of Credelio Plus, a broad spectrum oral parasiticide for the control of fleas, ticks and worms in dogs. Credelio Plus is a palatable, chewy, monthly tablet which contains milbemycin oxime for the control of the gastrointestinal...

    Bolton vet given reprimand for clinical failings after meeting his undertakings to the DC

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded David Henry Eccles MRCVS and warned him about his future conduct after he admitted to clinical failings relating to his treatment of a cat. Mr Eccles had first appeared before the Disciplinary Committee...

    PSS requirements updated: General Practices need at least one RVN

    The RCVS Practice Standards Group (PSG) has published the results of its five-year review of the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), with major changes surrounding the role of nurses, clinical governance and staff health and wellbeing. From now on, accredited...

    Vets North Congress is back, in person

    Vets North, the regional veterinary congress, is set to return as a face-to-face event at Haydock Park Racecourse on 15-16 September 2021. The Congress, which is organised by Improve International, has separate streams for small animal medicine and...

    Purina puts £100K towards COVID sniffer dogs

    Purina has donated £100,000 to Medical Detection Dogs (MDD), to support the charity's training and potential deployment of COVID-19 sniffer dogs in public spaces. The company is also working with the UK charity to call for the creation of international...

    Animalcare dishes out free pots of Procanicare

    Animalcare is offering veterinary practices free pots of Procanicare, its GI support product for dogs. Procanicare contains three canine-specific strains of Lactobacillus bacteria, which the company says are proven to improve stool consistency, accelerate...

    Scotland to get first new vet school in 150 years

    Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has announced plans to create Scotland's first new vet school in 150 years, in Aberdeen. SRUC, which is the biggest provider of veterinary nursing, livestock husbandry and animal care training in Scotland, says it will...

    Animal handling supremo Melvyn Driver dies aged 80

    Melvyn Driver, the founder of MDC Exports who dedicated his life to the design and production of humane animal handling equipment, has died of natural causes aged 80. Melvyn was instrumental in shaping the success of the Trap, Neuter, Return, method...

    Free dermatology CPD for vet nurses

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of the Douxo S3 skincare range, is hosting a series of free dermatology CPD presentations for veterinary nurses. Titled Nurses and Dermatology – the Bite Sized Guide to Getting Started , the series is presented by Frances...

    New 'Munch and Learn' CPD for vet nurses

    Vetpol is hosting its first Munch & Learn Companion Animal CPD event for veterinary nurses and SQPs on Friday 10th September 2021, starting at 9:00am. A variety of speakers will presenting over the course of the day, including Wendy Nevins, Past-President...

    RCVS to host Zoom meetings for vet nurses to reflect on the challenges of Covid

    The RCVS ViVet innovation project is hosting a series of Zoom meetings which vet nurses are being encouraged to come and join, to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the delivery of veterinary services in the past few years and think about...

    Vets now required to scan healthy dogs for a rescue backup prior to euthanasia

    The RCVS has updated its Code of Professional Conduct to require that before euthanasing an otherwise healthy dog, veterinary surgeons must first scan the animal for the presence of a 'rescue backup'. The updated guidance follows a public campaign...

    Free dental CPD for vet nurses

    iM3 Dental has published a series of free dental CPD webinars for veterinary nurses, presented by the company's Northern Sales Manager, Sarah Cowan RVN. Sarah, who qualified from University College Dublin in 2009, spent 13 years in both mixed and small...