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    RCVS CPD requirements for vet nurses to change

    The RCVS has announced far-reaching changes to the CPD requirements for veterinary surgeons, agreed by Council at its June meeting. The proposals put to Council by the Education Committee included six key recommendations for changes to CPD policy:...

    RCVS Council to review definition of 'under care' of a vet

    The RCVS Council has today announced a 'wide-ranging' review of a number of key provisions of the supporting guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct , following ongoing discussions around trialling the development of telemedicine services...

    New Midlands-based chronic pain referral clinic

    Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service has announced it is to launch a chronic pain clinic on Monday. Led by Jacques Ferreira, an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (pictured right), the new...

    Record turnout at VET Festival

    Fitz All Media, organiser of the VET Festival, reports that a record 1,900 delegates and 60 exhibitors attended the event earlier this month, a 12% and 28% increase on the previous year, respectively. Founder Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said: "It...
  • Vets Now launches veterinary wellness initiative

    Vets Now has launched 'Wellness Month', a new initiative designed to prioritise health and wellbeing amongst its workforce. During June, Vets Now’s 1300 employees up and down the country will focus on activities which make them feel happy...

    New petition calls on the RCVS not to allow remote prescription of POM-Vs

    Shams Mir MRCVS, Chair of the BVU , has launched a petition to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons which asks that they do not allow remote prescription of POM-V medicines without a physical examination, as was proposed and discussed at the Council...

    Royal Canin Pet Health Counsellor and Weight Management Congress now open for applicants

    Royal Canin has announced that it will holding its Weight Management Congress at the De Vere Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire from Monday 9 th September, this year for the first time combining it with the Pet Health Councillor course. A range of...

    Hill's launches Prescription Diet Stews for cats and dogs

    Hill's Pet Nutrition has launched Prescription Diet Stews, described as offering 'clinical nutrition with a gourmet look and taste that pets won't be able to resist'. Looking at the imagery on the company's website , I'm not...

    DC refuses to restore Kent-based former vet ... for the seventh time

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has refused an application by Warwick Seymour-Hamilton to be restored to the Register of Veterinary Surgeons. Mr Seymour-Hamilton was originally removed from the Register in June 1994 for failing to maintain his practice’s...

    London practice shares secrets of its outstanding PSS success

    Cheam-based Maven Veterinary Care is celebrating becoming one of only 12 practices in the country to be rated as 'outstanding' in four categories by the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme. The first opinion Linnaeus Group practice, which also holds...

    Jurox launches a UK licensed acepromazine for horses

    Jurox (UK) Ltd has launched AceSedate, a UK-licensed injectable acepromazine for horses. AceSedate for horses contains 10mg/ml acepromazine as its active ingredient, which the company says means a lower dose volume is required compared to the non-UK...

    Raw diets reviewed in the JSAP

    This month, the Journal of Small Animal Practice has published ' Raw diets for dogs and cats: a review, with particular reference to microbiological hazards 1 ', which weighs up the pros and cons of raw feeding cats and dogs. The article looks...

    Animalcare offers free microchipping waiting room display packs

    To celebrate 30 years since it launched its first microchips in the UK, Animalcare is providing identichip veterinary customers with a free 'Chip & Check' waiting room display pack. The materials are designed to help educate pet owners...

    Vet nurses urged to take part in RCVS 2019 Survey of the Profession

    This week, the RCVS will be sending every registered nurse its Survey of the Profession, designed amongst other things to help the College and other organisations prioritise the issues they tackle and the support they offer. The survey is conducted...

    Royal Canin webinar to explore pruritus, its causes and how to manage it

    Royal Canin has announced that it will be hosting a webinar for vets and nurses titled 'Pruritus - Why blaming the food isn’t a solution but changing it might be!', led by Sarah Warren BVetMed MSc (Clin. Onc.) CertVD MRCVS on Tuesday 23...

    Greatest threats to dog welfare are dental disease, osteoarthritis and obesity

    The Royal Veterinary College has published new evidence which shows that of the eight major disorders seen by veterinary surgeons in practice, dental disease, osteoarthritis and obesity have the highest overall welfare impact on affected dogs 1 . The...

    Vets gather to learn from aviation and maritime professionals

    Veterinary surgeons, human healthcare professionals and experts from the maritime and aviation industries gathered at the Royal Society of Medicine earlier this month to discuss and share knowledge about the contributions of human factors to patient safety...

    RCVS and BVA welcome recommendation to reinstate vets to the Shortage Occupation List

    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its full review of the Shortage Occupation List and recommended that veterinary surgeons are added to it (page 82). The Committee's decision to recommend the addition of vets to the list is seen...

    New Surrey-based dentistry referral service

    North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley has announced the launch of a new specialist dentistry and oral surgery referral service led by Rachel Perry, an EBVS European Veterinary Specialist, RCVS Specialist in Dentistry and honorary lecturer in...

    BVA recommends expanded role for veterinary nurses

    As part of its recent policy statement in which the BVA outlined its vision for veterinary surgeons to lead the care provided by a variety of allied professionals , the association has made a series of recommendations for expanding the role of Registered...

    BVA outlines vision for vet-led care

    The BVA has published a new policy statement outlining its 'hub and spoke' vision for the future of patient care , whereby veterinary surgeons are at hub of treatment, directing patients to and coordinating treatment by allied professionals. ...

    3 new AMTRA-approved equine worming training modules

    Virbac has announced the launch of 3 new AMTRA approved 3D Worming training modules on equine worming. Covering the topics of worming broodmares and foals, spring and summer worming and winter worming, a total of 20 AMTRA CPD points are available....

    Wellbeing weekend for vet nurses

    The WellVet Weekend of inspirational speakers, sporting events, wellbeing workshops and social activities for vets, vet nurses and anyone working in the profession, is set to return to Girton College, Cambridge on the 6 th -8 th September 2019. The...

    Vet nurse struck off after conviction for poisoning dog with insulin

    Dunbartonshire-based Georgina Bretman has been struck off the Register of Veterinary Nurses by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee following her conviction in 2017 for causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. In August 2017, Georgina Bretman...

    Oxfordshire-based vet suspended for six months for communication failures

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Oxfordshire-based practitioner Dr Susan Catherine Mulvey MRCVS for six months, for failing to communicate with clients, professional colleagues and the College. There were two charges against Dr Mulvey...