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    New veterinary anaesthesia newsletter

    Jurox (UK) Ltd, maker of Alfaxan, has launched Anaesthesia1ST , a fortnightly electronic newsletter containing articles designed to help veterinary professionals deliver 1st class anaesthesia for their patients. The newsletter will include anaesthesia...

    Disciplinary Committee postpones sanction of Oxfordshire-based veterinary surgeon

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has postponed sanction against Oxfordshire-based veterinary surgeon, Susan Catherine Mulvey, provided she complies with a number of undertakings. Ms Mulvey faced a number of charges relating to the treatment of a cat...

    Derby referral centre unveils results of £700K investment

    Derby-based Scarsdale Vets has unveiled the result of a £700,000 investment in its referral hospital, Pride Veterinary Centre . The improvements include a new cat ward designed to offer a quieter, more relaxing area away from other animals, and...

    First ever protocol for animals in health care

    The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has launched Working with dogs in health care settings , the first ever nationwide protocol for animals in health care, in order to encourage more hospitals to explore animal therapy. The protocol provides evidence...

    Horse owners urged to take part in equine health survey

    The Blue Cross is urging horse owners and riders to taking part in next week’s National Equine Health Survey (21-28 May 2018). The ten-minute online survey aims to gather a snapshot of horse health over the period of a week. The results help...

    Hampshire vet not guilty of serious professional misconduct

    Hampshire-based Roman Villar MRCVS has been found not guilty of serious professional misconduct by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee, during a hearing into four charges which related to his involvement in the sale of a horse. The first charge was that...

    Equine viral arteritis vaccine back in stock

    Zoetis has announced that its equine viral arteritis (EVA) vaccine, Equip Artervac, is back in stock. The company warned last year that Equip Artervac would be out of stock from the end of November 2017 until mid-2018, but says that the re-availability...

    VNs to sit on RCVS Council following parliamentary approval of reforms

    A Legislative Reform Order which amends the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 to allow changes to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons's governance arrangements has received Ministerial assent. There will now be significant changes to the RCVS Council...

    BCF Technology merges with ECM to become IMV Imaging

    Veterinary imaging company, BCF Technology and ECM (Echo Control Medical) have merged to form IMV Imaging , a new imaging division within the IMV Technologies group . IMV Technologies is a reproduction biotechnology company which has worked in the...

    New treatment to give older dogs a bit more vim

    Virbac has launched Canergy, a new treatment designed to improve the demeanour and energy levels of older dogs. Canergy contains propentofylline, a xanthine derivative which, Virbac says, potentiates the action of adenosine , a molecule found in the...
  • Ceva rebrands Adaptil range

    Ceva Animal Health has re-branded its Adaptil range in a way designed to more clearly convey the benefits of each product to dog owners. The Adaptil Diffuser has been renamed the Adaptil Calm Home Diffuser , the Adaptil Collar has been renamed Adaptil...

    Not enough horse owners doing faecal worm egg counts

    According to the results of the latest National Equine Health Survey, 37% of horse owners never carry out faecal worm egg counts and of those that do, only 25% perform them at the right intervals 1 . The National Equine Health Survey is a snapshot...

    RCVS announces winners of the 2018 Council election

    The RCVS has announced the results of this year’s RCVS Council election which saw a turnout of 22.7%, compared to 22.8% last year and 15.6% the year before. The results, in order of number of votes, are: Elected: Susan Paterson –...

    New research shows even healthy older horses have increased insulin responses

    New research conducted in collaboration with Spillers and published in the Equine Veterinary Journal has shown that even healthy older horses have increased insulin responses, compared to younger horses, in response to a starch rich or starch and sugar...

    DC refuses to restore vet to practise and research herbal medicine

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has refused an application by Kent-based Warwick Seymour-Hamilton to be restored to the Register in order to prescribe his own herbal treatments and to obtain peer review that would allow his treatments to be licensed....

    White Cross opens up in Sheffield

    White Cross Vets has announced the opening of its 19 th practice in Handsworth, Sheffield, headed up by Dave Hough MRCVS. Tim Harrison, managing director at White Cross Vets, said: "Our plan has been to open five new practices within a 12 month...

    Vets get the seven year itch too

    The BVA has published results of a Voice of the Profession survey which found that veterinary surgeons who make the move to non-clinical work tend to do so after 7 years. The survey polled 671 veterinary surgeons in May and June 2017. 92% of those...

    Warrington-based vet given formal warning for false certification

    Warrington-based Natalia Oakes MRCVS has been given a formal warning by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after it found a number of charges proved in relation to incorrect certification about the conditions of a greyhound kennel. The Disciplinary Committee...

    Jonathan Ross OBE joins line-up at VET Festival 2018

    VET Festival has announced that the television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross OBE is to join the line-up at this year's event, taking place on the 8th and 9th June in Surrey. Jonathan will be taking part in the VETFest Conversation on the Friday...

    VN Futures to hold free event on flexible working for nurses

    The RCVS has organised a free evening event on 3 May 2018 to highlight the practicalities and benefits for veterinary nurses of flexible working in practice. The event, to be held at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital in Castle Donington in Leicestershire...

    RCVS and BVA launch 'Pets Need Vets' campaign

    The RCVS and the BVA have launched Pets Need Vets , a social media campaign to highlight the benefits of registering a pet with a veterinary practice to the owners of the estimated 3.1 million pet dogs, cats and rabbits that have not done so 1 . The...

    AHT starts work on new equine herpes virus

    Work aimed at developing a new vaccine to protect against abortigenic and neurological equine herpes virus (EHV) has begun at the Animal Health Trust (AHT). Dr Neil Bryant from the AHT, who is leading the research, said: "EHV is a major welfare...

    Vet nurses asked to take part in largest flea research project

    MSD Animal Health (maker of Bravecto) is asking veterinary nurses to get involved in the Big Flea Project, described as the UK’s largest piece of academic research into fleas, their prevalence, and the diseases they carry. The study, which is...

    New study finds rottweilers most prone to osteoarthritis

    The Royal Veterinary College has published the results of a study which has found that rottweilers are the breed most predisposed to suffer from osteoarthritis. For the study the RVC used VetCompass , its pioneering technology which analyses the veterinary...
  • Vet nurses urged to take older cats' blood pressure annually

    Ceva Animal Health is urging vet nurses to take cats' blood pressure annually after they reach the age of seven, as recommended by the International Society of Feline Medicine 1 , following research carried out by the company in which over 90% of...