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    Bucks vet nurse scoops top award from International Cat Care

    Laura Rosewell, an RVN at the Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre in Buckinghamshire, has won the Diploma prize in this year's International Cat Care and International Society of Feline Medicine Distance Education Awards. The 'Recognition of Achievement'...

    Bristol vet honoured at the House of Lords

    Elisa Best, a referral practitioner at Rowe Veterinary Referrals in Bristol, has received a 'Vet of the Year' award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW ) at the House of Lords, for her work getting members of the public to support...

    First corneal xenograft at Davies Veterinary Specialists

    Davies Veterinary Specialists reports that it has performed its first corneal xenograft on a Chihuahua with a melting corneal ulcer. The dog, called Pepe, needed urgent treatment to repair the cornea before it ruptured, so the team at Davies decided...

    All together now: #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed

    Battersea has launched a new campaign, 'Rescue is Our Favourite Breed', to encourage animal lovers to always think rescue first when it comes to finding their new pet, even if it may mean waiting a little longer to find the perfect match. According...

    Government calls for cat microchipping evidence

    The government has launched a call for evidence on cat microchipping , to find out what the effect of compulsory microchipping would be on owners, rescue and rehoming centres and cats themselves. Although microchipping has been a legal requirement...

    BVA responds to new TB study which found significant reductions in cull areas

    The British Veterinary Association has responded to a study by Downs et al assessing the effects from four years of badger culling in England on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. The study , published in Nature Scientific Reports...

    RCVS relaxes new CPD requirements to help transition

    The RCVS has announced two changes to its CPD policy as it switches from the rolling three year requirement to the annual one , starting in 2020. The first is that the College will allow veterinary surgeons and nurses to carry over some of the CPD...

    BVA makes the case for eating more veal and goat meat

    The BVA, the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA), the Goat Veterinary Society (GVS) and the British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA) have launched a new policy position addressing the issues surrounding surplus male animals on farms , recommending...

    New research identifies most common causes of death in pet rabbits

    The Royal Veterinary College has published the latest findings from its VetCompass programme, this time identifying the most common medical issues and causes of death in pet rabbits 1 . The research analysed data from 6,349 rabbits that attended 107...

    Royal Canin to present new Weight Management range at BVNA Congress

    Royal Canin has announced it will introduce the latest in its Veterinary Health Nutrition range - Weight Management - at BVNA Congress this week, ahead of the national launch on 1 st November. The Weight Management range offers nutritional solutions...
  • New Yorkshire-based pet pain clinic

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield has announced the launch of a chronic pain clinic for pets referred to the centre by external first opinion practices. The clinic is being run by Liz Leece, an RCVS and EBVS Specialist in veterinary anaesthesia...

    J. A. K Marketing launches reverse-wound cohesive bandage

    J. A. K Marketing has launched the Purfect Aniwrap Sketch reverse-wound cohesive bandage. Reverse wound bandages are made with the adhesive on the outside and design printed on the inside, making it easier to apply the bandage without over-tightening...

    Puppies wanted! Reward offered!

    Ceva Animal Health and the University of Lincoln are looking for puppies that are less than 12 weeks old to take part in a behaviour study, and are offering veterinary nurses a £10 voucher for every animal recruited. The placebo-controlled study...
  • Early neutering of bitches increases incontinence risk

    The RVC has published a study which shows that the age at which female dogs (bitches) are neutered is associated with early-onset urinary incontinence 1 . The researchers say that urinary incontinence affects around three per cent of bitches in the...
  • Sarah Caney to present free feline diabetes CPD webinar

    Royal Canin has announced it is hosting "Challenges and Solutions in Diagnosis and Management of Feline Diabetes Mellitus", a webinar by Dr Sarah Caney on Wednesday 27 th November. Sarah, who is one of twelve recognised Specialists in feline...

    RCVS to demonstrate new CPD-recording platform for veterinary nurses at BVNA

    The RCVS will be showing off its new CPD recording platform, 1CPD, at BVNA Congress later this week (Friday 11 to Sunday 13 October, International Centre Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH). The new platform will be officially launched in January 2020, and...

    BSAVA's new app offers the essentials for vet nurses

    The BSAVA has launched a new app to give members easy access to the information they need for daily practice. The new app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play, gives access to the BSAVA small animal formulary, BSAVA Guide to Procedures...

    Parasitologist warns of growing threat from exotic ticks

    Parasitologist Dr Ian Wright, head of the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites UK and Ireland (ESCCAP), has warned of a growing threat from exotic ticks arriving in the UK. Speaking at Improve International's OV Conference last...

    Nominations now invited for Vet Nurse of the Year Award

    Nominations are now open for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020, including the Vet Nurse of the Year Award. The awards celebrate the achievements of remarkable people who dedicate their lives to improving animal health and welfare both in the UK and...

    Practices encouraged to use Awards as opportunity to audit practice wellbeing

    The Society for Practising Veterinary Surgeons and the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative are encouraging practices to use the Vet Wellbeing Awards entry process as an opportunity to audit the wellbeing of their teams. The Vet Wellbeing Awards, which are...

    New test for UTI in cats and dogs

    Test and Treat , a company which develops point of care tests for the detection of urinary tract infections, has launched U-Treat, a urine test which it says could change the way veterinary surgeons approach cases of suspected urinary infections in dogs...

    Tortoise conference offers six hours CPD

    Turtle Survival Europe has announced that it is to hold a CPD qualifying conference, 'Chelonian Conservation and Welfare in Europe', from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 16th November 2019 at Writtle University College in Essex. The programme...

    Leading vet group addresses the veterinary suicide issue

    The Linnaeus Group , the Mars Petcare-owned veterinary group which owns nearly 150 practices around the country, has launched a new initiative to try and help address the high rates of suicide in the veterinary profession. The Group has trained almost...

    Simparica Trio antiparasiticide for dogs set for launch in spring 2020 after gaining EC marketing authorisation

    Zoetis has announced that it plans to launch Simparica Trio (sarolaner/moxidectin/pyrantel) chewable tablets, a once-monthly triple combination antiparasitic medication for dogs with, or at risk from, mixed external and internal parasitic infestations...

    Stem cell breakthrough could mean cure for heart disease in cats ... and humans

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced that its researchers have identified the conditions needed to generate pluripotent stem cells from domestic cats, a finding which could lead to a cure for feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats, and ultimately...