Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    Companion animal practices back to 82% of pre-lockdown revenue

    Veterinary Insights, a business intelligence provider, says it calculates that revenue in UK companion animal practices has now recovered to 82% of pre-lockdown levels. Veterinary Insights gets its data from over 400 practices using Vet Viewer, its...

    BSAVA Congress goes online for 2021

    The BSAVA has announced that its congress will move online for 2021. The Association says continuing uncertainty over the pandemic was the driving force behind the decision and it feels that a virtual Congress is the best option in 2021. The event...

    BSAVA dispensing course for vet nurses now online

    The BSAVA has announced that its dispensing course will now be held online on Thursday 26 November 2020. The course helps veterinary practices manage their dispensaries with up-to-date information on medicines regulations. It covers the main aspects...

    RCVS introduces remote assessments for PSS practices

    The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is introducing remote assessments to ensure standards are still being met during the pandemic. Specifically, remote assessments will make sure that practices are continuing to meet Veterinary Medicines Regulations...

    One in three pet owners might change practice if their vet's mask wasn't up to scratch

    Bluetree Group, a Type IIR surgical face mask manufacturer, has published the results of a survey it conducted in July which has found that 35% of pet owners would consider changing their vets if they didn’t think their face mask met the standard required...

    New study shows urine dipstick test not accurate for detecting proteinuria in cats

    A study published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) has shown that the urine dipstick test is not accurate for detecting proteinuria, either when used alone or when combined with the urine-specific gravity (USG) in cats. The study, titled...

    New BVA initiative to make vet practices a better place to work

    The BVA is urging veterinary practices to sign up to a new, voluntary code it has created to make for a better working environment; one which is supportive and welcoming to everyone. The Good Veterinary Workplaces Voluntary Code sets out various criteria...
  • Free webinars to help vet nurses work with fat cats

    Royal Canin is holding two free webinars to help veterinary nurses who are looking after clients with obese pets. The 'Obesity Care in Practice' webinars are designed to help you recognise obesity, create individual weight-loss plans and turn failing...

    Prednidale 5mg recalled

    Dechra Veterinary Products has issued a recall for Prednidale 5 mg Tablets because of a microbial contamination. The following batches are affected: 119501 Prednidale 5mg Tablets Expiry July 2021 120633 Prednidale 5mg Tablets Expiry October 2021...

    Only half of cats get regular veterinary care

    Royal Canin has released the results of an online survey which found that 43% of all cats in the UK and Ireland have not seen a veterinary surgeon within the last year and 11% have never been to the vet. The company surveyed 1979 pet owners last December...

    West Midlands referral centre installs £1.4m MRI scanner

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service has installed a £1.4 million Siemens Magnetom Sola 1.5 magnet scanner, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK veterinary market. Willows' Head of Imaging Andrew Parry, an RCVS and European Specialist...

    New veterinary decision-making website for nurses

    Mary Fraser MRCVS from Girling and Fraser has launched 'Could, Would, Should' a new initiative to support vet nurses in developing their decision-making skills. Mary (or, to give her her full title, Dr Mary Fraser BVMS PhD CertVD PGCHE FHEA MAcadMEd...

    New diagnostic tool to detect intestinal parasites at the time of visit

    Zoetis has announced the launch of Vetscan Imagyst, a new in-clinic diagnostic tool initially for testing cats' and dogs' faecal samples for parasites but which has broader applications in the future. The company says the system uses a combination...

    Animalcare offers equine microchipping reminders for practices

    Animalcare has produced a social media toolkit to help practices remind owners to comply with the new law on microchipping horses, ahead of the 1st October deadline. James Beaumont, Product Manager at Animalcare, said: “Microchipping is an essential...

    London Vet Show 2020 cancelled

    CloserStill Media, organisers of the London Vet Show, have announced that the 2020 event will not take place due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The London Vet Show will next take place on 11th and 12th November...

    Ceva launches new feline pheromone

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Feliway Optimum, a new pheromone product for stressed cats. Ceva says the new product is the fruit of research into the composition of the main feline pheromones which pass through the incisive ducts to the Vomeronasal...

    Free WSAVA webinar on the impact of coronavirus on patients and staff

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is hosting 'The Impact of COVID-19 on your Patients and Staff - An Update for Veterinary Professionals', a free webinar for veterinary nurses on Tuesday 15th September at 12:00pm UTC. The speakers...

    RCVS investigation fails to identify mole on Council

    The RCVS has confirmed that it commissioned an independent investigation earlier this year which has failed to discover who leaked information contained in confidential Council papers. The College first became aware that confidential information had...

    Johnson’s 4Fleas Spot-on Solution for Cats recalled

    Johnson’s Veterinary Products Ltd has issued a recall of a single batch of Johnson’s 4fleas 80 mg Spot-on for Cats due because of a labelling error. On the carton and leaflet, it states: "For the prevention and treatment and prevention of flea (Ctenocephalides...

    AHT veterinary equipment goes up for sale

    Veterinary equipment and other assets belonging to the Animal Heath Trust have been put up for sale by Gordon Brothers, an asset management company, following the charity's closure earlier this year. Assets coming up for sale via private treaty and...

    Competition for vet nurses to make a short film and win a Sonos

    Elanco has launched a competition in which veterinary nurses are being invited to make a short education video about flea prevention, with the best film winning a Sonos music system worth £500. The competition is part of a campaign called ‘Take it...

    Nockolds reports 100% increase in complaints surrounding remote prescriptions

    Nockolds, the solicitors which administer the The Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS) funded by the RCVS, has reported a 100% increase in the number of 'concerns' from pet owners about remote prescriptions since the start of the pandemic. No...

    New research reveals impact of coronavirus on the veterinary profession

    Braemar Finance has published the results of research it commissioned in July to canvass the thoughts of senior members in veterinary practice about the impact of coronavirus. Two hundred members of the profession took part. The main results were:...

    Coronavirus testing programme to help vet nurses back to work

    A new company called ReCoVa-19 has launched a coronavirus testing and wellness programme designed to help veterinary professionals back into the workplace. The programme offers employers a variety of options, including antigen and antibody testing...

    93% of brachycephalic breed owners would buy them again

    According to a new study, 93% of owners of flat-faced dogs – including the Pug, French Bulldog and English Bulldog – would opt for the same breed again, despite experiencing common and severe health problems in their pets. The research, led by the...