Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    First vet nurse ever to be appointed as BSAVA Committee Chair

    The veterinary nursing profession has taken another step forward with the announcement that the BSAVA has appointed Emma Gerrard RVN as a Committee Chair and Council Representative. Emma will take over from Kate O’Sullivan MRCVS as the chair of Cymru...

    Carprieve Injection recalled

    Norbrook Laboratories Ltd has initiated a precautionary Class 2 recall to veterinarian level for Carprieve 5% w/v Small Animal Solution for Injection as a result of finding a higher level of impurities than normal. The company has completed a health...

    New guide to surviving an RCVS disciplinary hearing

    Liz Law-Bartle MRCVS has written a new guide for veterinary nurses: How to survive an RCVS hearing. In writing the guide, Liz has drawn upon her own experience of the disciplinary process to offer practical advice to others who find themselves in the...

    Ceva launches Douxo S3 Pyo skincare pads

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Douxo S3 Pyo skincare pads for cats and dogs. The pads contain ophytrium and chlorhexidine at 3%. Ophytrium is a purified natural ingredient from Ophiopogon japonicus which, Ceva says, strengthens the mechanical skin...

    Wiltshire referral centre treats world-first dual penis dog successfully

    Eastcott Veterinary Referrals in Wiltshire reports that it has successfully treated the first reported case of a dog with complete, unilateral urinary tract duplication. The case was seen by Tim Charlesworth, head of surgery, who shared details of...

    New dental referral service at Herts and Essex centres

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex and Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hitchin are launching a new dentistry and maxillofacial surgery service later this month. The service will be headed by José C. Almansa Ruiz DVM (Hons) MSc (Vet) MRCVS...

    BSAVA 2021 programme is now live

    The BSAVA has published the full programme for this year's Congress, which will be held online from the 25th to the 27th March. The programme includes more than 130 hours of CPD delivered by over 100 speakers from home and abroad, with talks for all...
  • VetNurse prize to keep a nurse warm in lockdown

    VetNurse.co.uk and VetSurgeon.org are kicking off the New Year with a quick competition for a veterinary nurse or surgeon to win one of two Ororo heated gilets. The gilets, which normally cost $170, have three heating zones: one around the neck, one...

    Last chance to nominate for 2021 Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Petplan is urging members of the veterinary profession to put their colleagues forward for the 2021 Petplan Veterinary Awards before the nominations close on 18th January. Last year, the company had more than 37,000 entries from pet owners and the...

    RCVS and BVA respond to latest lockdown

    The RCVS and the BVA have issued a joint statement following yesterday's announcements that Scotland and England will go into new national lockdowns as the UK coronavirus alert level has been raised to 5. "We are urgently looking at what these new...

    RCVS publishes results of latest coronavirus survey

    The RCVS has published the results of its fifth coronavirus survey which was conducted with veterinary practices towards the end of the England-wide lockdown in November 2020. The survey was sent to all UK veterinary practices on the 25th November...

    Dogs with chronic diarrhoea urgently needed for study

    Specialists in internal medicine from Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire and Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull are urgently seeking canine patients with chronic small intestinal diarrhoea, to help with a...

    BSAVA publishes scientific position on cannabidiol use in cats and dogs

    The BSAVA has published its scientific position on the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in cats and dogs. Written by members of BSAVA Scientific Committee, together with specialists in internal medicine and neurology, the document explains that there are limited...

    Nominations open for RCVS Elections 2021

    Veterinary nurses can now nominate themselves as candidates in the 2021 elections for Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council. The full eligibility criteria, including FAQs and guidance notes, for veterinary nurses who wish to stand for VN Council can be found...

    Former Official Veterinarian denied restoration for lack of CPD

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has adjourned its hearing of an application for restoration made by a former Official Veterinarian who was struck off for falsifying certificates. Laura Padron Vega was struck off in December 2018 after dishonestly backdating...

    Number of brachycephalic dogs in rescue centres doubles in three years

    A new study by researchers at Nottingham Trent University suggests that the number of brachycephalic dogs being taken in by UK rescue and rehoming centres has doubled over three years. For the study, the researchers analysed rehoming adverts placed...

    Scotland's Rural College launches veterinary nursing degree

    Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) in Aberdeen has announced the launch of a three-year BSc veterinary nursing degree – with the option of a fourth year to gain an honours qualification. The course, which starts in September 2021 at SRUC’s Craibstone...

    New training course targets dog influencers

    Canine Arthritis Management has announced the launch of a new training course for canine professionals, designed to help educate influencers. The CAMadvocate course ( http://www.cameducation.co.uk ), which is delivered online, consists of 10 modules...

    New online CPD platform for independent practices

    Central CPD has launched 'On-Demand', an CPD delivery platform which will give independent practices access to the same sort of bespoke online team-training technology used by the corporates. Sophia Salmon MRCVS from Central CPD said: "All of the major...

    World-first horse hip replacement performed at the University of Liverpool

    The University of Liverpool reports that its clinicians have performed what is believed to be the world's first successful total hip replacement in a horse. Duncan, an 85kg miniature horse, was first admitted to the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital...

    New exotics service in Essex

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Laindon, Essex, has appointed an expert in zoo and wildlife medicine to spearhead a new 24/7 specialist exotics treatment service. Daniel Calvo Carrasco, an RCVS specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and a European...

    Vet nurses invited to take part in consultation on banning primates as pets

    The government has launched a public consultation on proposals to ban keeping primates as pets in England, which veterinary nurses are invited to take part in before it closes on the 6th February 2021. The government estimates that up to 5,000 primates...

    Surrey-based Veterinary Care Assistant nominated for national award

    A Veterinary Care Assistant from Surrey has reached the final in a national competition to find young adults who have helped in their communities during the pandemic. The Heroes 2020 award has been set up by insurance company, Urban Jungle. CEO Jimmy...

    Practices urged to consider hydration of wildlife patients

    Macahl Animal Health, manufacturer of Oralade, is highlighting the need to consider the hydration status of wildlife patients admitted to veterinary practices as we head into the winter months. The company says there is often an increase in admissions...

    Royal Canin launches new pet obesity campaign

    Royal Canin has announced a new campaign for which it has teamed up with TV broadcaster and wellness expert Kathryn Thomas to raise awareness of pet obesity and help cat and dog owners manage their pets’ weight. Kathryn hosts one of Ireland’s highest...