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    Bayer and adivo to collaborate on veterinary therapeutic antibodies

    Bayer Animal Health has signed a global collaboration agreement with adivo, a company which develops therapeutic antibodies for pets. The two companies have agreed to jointly discover and develop species-specific therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for...

    New range of vet-exclusive pet health supplements

    Vita Animal Health has announced the launch of a new range of pet health supplements which be available exclusively through veterinary practices. This is Vita's first foray into the companion animal sector after more than 20 years developing health...

    First book to cover veterinary nursing care plans

    CRC Press has published Veterinary Nursing Care Plans by Helen Ballantyne BSc (Hons) PG Dip RN RVN, billed as the first veterinary textbook to cover this important aspect of veterinary nursing. Nursing care plans provide nurses with an opportunity...

    Kent vet to compete at Badminton Horse Trials

    Kent-based equine vet Katie Preston will be competing at the world-famous Badminton Horse Trials (1st-5th May) . Katie, who works at Milbourn Equine , is now preparing with her horse Templar Justice, or TJ for short, to take part in what is widely...

    Colourful Consultation Nurse Roadshows join forces with Royal Canin

    Royal Canin has announced a partnership with The Colourful Consultation Nurse Roadshows , a series of CPD events which cover things like 'the types of nurse consultation and charging for each' to 'post-op checks and preventative healthcare'...

    May is Feline Hypertension Month

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Amodip, has announced that it will be running Feline Hypertension Month in May to raise awareness of hypertension and improve the detection and management of high blood pressure in cats. As part of the campaign, veterinary...

    New grooming range to sell in practice

    Animalcare has joined forces with Pet Remedy to launch a new range of de-stress grooming products for practices to offer clients who find their pet's bath time a particularly stressful experience. The range comprises of a detangling pre-wash, a...
  • Vet Record in war of words with CVS chief over vet nurses

    The Veterinary Record has gone to the extraordinary lengths of publishing a recording of CVS chief Simon Innes to substantiate its claim that Mr Innes had said veterinary nurses should take on 'mundane work'. Having listened to the recording...

    New mental and physical health plan for vets

    Simplyhealth Professionals has launched Optimise Health Plans, so that practices can offer their employees a range of health and wellbeing benefits. Amongst other things, the plans offer 24/7 telephone counselling from GPs and trained counsellors....

    New surgical procedure for canine elbow dysplasia at Herts centre

    Davies Veterinary Specialists has announced that it is now offering Canine Unicompartmental Elbow replacement (CUE), a new surgical procedure for dogs with canine elbow dysplasia. Davies says the new treatment is appropriate for dogs with severe diffuse...

    Vet nurses urged to promote pre-puppy-purchase consultations

    The BVA, the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) and the RSPCA are urging veterinary nurses to promote pre-purchase consultations and The Puppy Contract to encourage responsible puppy buying decisions among both current clients and prospective owners. ...

    Royal Canin launches Urinary range and a revolutionary diagnostic tool

    Royal Canin has launched the Urinary range, the first new diet in its new Veterinary Health Nutrition range, at BSAVA Congress. The urinary products, which are made to provide tailored nutritional solutions for cats and dogs with urinary issues, are...

    Sue Paterson takes over as BSAVA President

    Susan Paterson, RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology, has taken over from Philip Lhermette as President of the BSAVA for 2019/2020. Sue qualified from Cambridge in 1984 and then spent time in mixed practice in Devon before taking...

    New Veterinary Nurse Merit Award in Wound Management

    The BSAVA has announced it will launch The BSAVA Veterinary Nurse Merit Award (VNMA) in Wound Management in conjunction with the Veterinary Wound Library. The award is designed to develop veterinary nurses’ knowledge and skills in taking care...
  • Vigilance urged after first UK case of leishmaniosis caught from another dog

    The Royal Veterinary College reports that one of its Internal Medicine Clinical Training Residents, Myles McKenna, has been involved in diagnosing the first case of leishmaniosis in the UK where it is believed the infection was spread from one dog to...

    Rachel Wright is Vet Nurse of the Year 2019

    Rachel Wright, founder of the Tree of Life For Animals , has been named as the 'Vet Nurse of the Year' at the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards , held at BSAVA Congress last night. The awards, which recognise the achievements of remarkable people...

    And the towns with most vets are ...

    Some interesting research from the Daily Express today, which shows which UK towns and cities have the most veterinary practices per capita. You could otherwise call them "Britain's Best Places to Get Ill (if you are a dog)", or alternatively...

    Crafty vet nurses offer new way to de-stress

    Sarah Taylor and Zoe Daley, the veterinary nurses behind vnpetproducts.co.uk , have launched a new initiative which they hope will offer veterinary surgeons and other nurses a welcome, calming distraction from the stresses of practice life, and raise...

    Fearne Cotton to headline VET Festival

    The organisers of VET Festival 2019 have announced that the 2019 VETFest Conversation will take place with broadcaster and author Fearne Cotton. Fearne, who has been presenting live TV since she was 15 years old, has published eight books including...
  • Practices urged to protect rabbits against RVHD2

    Burgess Pet Care has announced that the theme for this year's Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW, 1st-9th June) is Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease type 2 (RVHD2), and veterinary practices are being urged to highlight the importance of vaccination to owners...
  • An apology: vet nurse retention fees are NOT going to rise.

    This morning, VetNurse.co.uk published an April Fools fake news story, to the effect that the RCVS planned to increase retention fees by 150% . I had hoped that the increasing absurdity of the reasons given for the rise might have tipped everyone off...
  • Vet nurse retention fees to rise by shocking 150%

    The RCVS has today announced that retention fees paid by veterinary nurses are set to rise by 150%, from £123 to £307.50 per annum. According to the College, the increase in fees is needed primarily to develop its regulatory capacity for...

    Weight gain more than doubles the risk of laminitis in horses and ponies

    Horses and ponies that gain weight are more than twice as likely to develop laminitis than if they lose or maintain their weight, according to new research published last month in BMC Veterinary Research 1 . Carried out by the Royal Veterinary College...

    New type of electrosurgical "knife" set to revolutionise veterinary surgery

    Excel Lasers has launched Onemytis 2 , a new type of electrosurgical "knife" which it claims will revolutionise veterinary surgery, in the UK. Developed by Italian tech company, Otech Industry srl , the Onemytis 2 uniquely uses gas ionisation...

    New website promotes Veterinary Specialists

    The British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has launched a new website, www.yourvetspecialist.org to promote the services of RCVS and European Veterinary Specialists to the pet-owning public. The new website explains what Veterinary Specialists...