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    Chanelle launches Osteopen for arthritis in dogs

    Chanelle has launched Osteopen (pentosan polysulphate sodium) for the treatment of arthritis and degenerative joint disease in dogs. Osteopen (pentosan polysulphate sodium) is a semi-synthetic polymer which Chanelle says has anti-inflammatory properties...

    Female vets ARE discriminated against

    The BVA has published the interim results of a new study which seems to provide the best evidence yet that the veterinary profession still discriminates against female veterinary surgeons. The study also found that those who believe that gender discrimination...

    RCVS launches leadership training programme for vet nurses

    The RCVS has launched the Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme, a online leadership training course for all members of the practice team. The programme, which was developed in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy, is designed to teach...

    Elanco launches Credelio oral flea and tick control for cats

    Elanco has announced the launch of Credelio (lotilaner) for cats, the first oral flea and tick treatment to be licensed for cats. In trials, Credelio killed more than 98% of ticks within 24 hours 1 , and more than 99% of fleas within 12 hours with...

    Corporate vet group donates £60K to Vetlife

    Linnaeus , the corporate veterinary group with 130 practices around the UK that was bought by Mars Petcare earlier this year, has made a £60,000 donation to Vetlife, the charity which gives free confidential support to veterinary professionals who...

    Free opportunity for vet nurses to practise OSCE tasks

    Scarsdale Vets in Derby has announced that it is to host free quarterly evening events to allow vet nurses of all levels to practise key Objectively Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) tasks in a safe and fun environment alongside experienced vet...

    Ayrshire vet struck off for failings surrounding euthanasia

    Ayrshire-based John Hendrie Smith has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after it found allegations of a number of charges in relation to his euthanasia of a dog proven. In total Mr Hendrie Smith had faced eight charges against him...

    New training courses for veterinary nurses

    Improve International has announced the launch of a Dentistry Certificate (NCert) Dent and a series of one-day courses for veterinary nurses for 2019. The new NCert Dent, which is accredited by ESVPS, comprises six modules led by specialists Dr Gerhard...

    The remote prescription debate that could redefine what it means to be a vet

    A motion to conduct a trial of remote prescribing without performing a physical examination (ie. via telemedicine), thereby redefining what it means for an animal to be "under the care" of a veterinary surgeon, was put before RCVS Council last...

    Dermatology learning opportunity at London Vet Show

    Zoetis is inviting vets to come to its Skinsights Learning Academy, taking place in the theatre on the company's stand at the London Vet Show. The company says its Skinsights Learning Academies help support individuals and practices improve the...

    Why did the crossbred cat try to cross the road?

    New research from the RVC has revealed that young, male, crossbred cats are at greater risk of being hit by a car, begging the question as to why they tried to cross the road in the first place. The study, which was carried out by the VetCompass programme...

    Vet nurses invited to apply for MSD research bursary

    MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of its first veterinary nurse research bursary, supported by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), and is now inviting applications. One £1000 bursary will be made available to the student...

    New improved skin desensitising spray

    Invicta Animal Health has launched an improved version EthyCalm, its vapo-coolant spray for desensitising skin before needling a patient. EthyCalm is sprayed directly on the skin, or, for more fractious patients, can be applied with a swab. Invicta...

    New FLUTD course for the practice team

    Improve International has launched a new, two-day course for both veterinary surgeons and nurses on the medical and surgical aspects and prophylactic and therapeutic options for feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). The course will be led by...

    RCVS marks first anniversary of Veterinary Client Mediation Service

    The RCVS reports that its Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS) has passed the one-year mark, dealing with over 2,000 disputes between veterinary practices and clients in that time. The VCMS, which is administered by Nockolds Solicitors, was formally...

    New case studies to help practices get informed consent

    The RCVS has published a series of case studies designed to help veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in gaining properly informed consent from clients for procedures and treatments. The case studies were developed by the RCVS Standards Committee...

    Lintbells launches improved nurse-led pet mobility clinics

    Lintbells has launched its 'new and improved' Mobility Matters initiative which provides a framework for introducing nurse–led mobility clinics in practice. The Lintbells Mobility Matters initiative provides materials designed to help...

    For Sale: used veterinary group, a steal at £1.5 billion

    Sky News reports that IVC, the Bath-headquartered corporate veterinary group , is putting itself up for sale for a cool £1.5 billion. IVC was formed in 2011, the result of a merger of several independent veterinary hospitals. Under the leadership...

    Hyper-premium veterinary pet food drives owners into practice

    Virbac has launched a new marketing campaign designed to drive pet owners into their veterinary practice to buy Veterinary HPM, the company's 'hyper-premium', high-protein, low-carbohydrate pet food for cats and dogs. According to the company...

    MSD launches Bravecto Plus for cats

    MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of Bravecto Plus, a topical endo- and ectoparasiticide for cats. Bravecto Plus contains fluralaner (280 mg/ml), an ectoparasiticide which provides systemic activity against ticks ( lxodes ricinus ) and fleas...

    Jurox launches AceSedate

    Jurox (UK) Ltd has launched AceSedate (acepromazine), for the premedication, sedation and tranquillisation of cats and dogs. In case you need any reminding, acepromazine belongs to the phenothiazine family and acts as a dopamine receptor antagonist...

    New online specialist veterinary dermatology support

    The veterinary dermatologist Sue Paterson has launched Virtual Vet Derms , an online advice service which aims to give general practitioners the advice they need to manage cases within their own practice, without the need for referral. Virtual Vet...

    Tyrina Gibson named British Vet Nurse of the Year

    The Blue Cross has named Newcastle-based Tyrina Gibson RVN as the winner of its Vet Nurse of The Year award. Tyrina, pictured centre right, has worked at the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals for almost four years, a vet nurse for 10 years...
  • UK-first as dog gets new jaw created on a 3d printer

    Eastcott Referrals in Swindon has become the first practice in the UK to use a jaw reconstruction technique in dogs that uses prosthetic titanium implants created on a 3D printer. The practice's dentistry and oral surgery team, led by Peter Southerden...

    New gastrointestinal support product for cats and dogs

    Protexin Veterinary has launched Pro-Kolin Advanced, a new gastrointestinal support product for dogs and cats. Protexin says Pro-Kolin Advanced contains beneficial micro-organisms, several prebiotic sources, an optimal level of a dual-source binding...