Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    First licensed treatment to improve healing of tendon injuries and suspensory ligaments in horses

    Boehringer Ingelheim has received UK marketing authorisation for RenuTend - the first licensed treatment to improve healing of tendon injuries and suspensory ligaments in horses. Renutend contains primed mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which Boehringer...

    Vet nurses asked to help with 'biggest ever' feline hypertension survey

    Dr. Sarah Caney, RCVS recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine, is asking all vet nurses to take part in what she hopes will be the biggest online feline hypertension survey conducted so far, with the aim of getting an accurate insight into how vet teams...

    Two free webinars to help vet nurses take ownership of self-care and wellbeing

    Practice management software company, ezyVet, is hosting two free webinars which highlight the challenges of clinical life and explore how to take ownership of self-care and wellbeing with healthy habits. The first event, being held tomorrow (19th...

    New BSAVA laparoscopic spaying fact sheet to give clients

    The BSAVA has published a new factsheet about laparoscopic spaying for pet owners. BSAVA’s client information leaflets are designed to be used as part of the veterinary consultation and provide information to help owners understand what is involved...

    New treatment for corneal ulcers in cats and dogs

    TVM has launched Stromease a ready-to-use, anti-collagenase eye drop, indicated for the supportive treatment of corneal ulcers in dogs and cats. Corneal ulceration is a condition that affects up to 0.8% of cats and dogs in the UK 1 . It can have...

    New film champions the work of vets and nurses

    www.youtube.com/watch Vets4Pets has produced a new film to champion the work of all vets, nurses and support teams. The company says it thinks the film is an industry first because it depicts veterinary professionals in a way that they have never...

    Vetlife publishes new support for lonely vet nurses

    Vetlife has published a new information leaflet to help veterinary professionals suffering from loneliness. The charity highlights that loneliness affects the mental wellbeing of many in the profession, from locums being away from friends and family...

    Bucket list fundraiser for terminally ill vet nurse

    Staff at Paragon Veterinary Referrals are holding a fundraiser for one of their veterinary nurses, to help her achieve her bucket list before she dies of breast cancer which has now spread. Laura Turnbull RVN, 34, was first diagnosed with breast cancer...

    RVC research rated 'world-leading'

    The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has had 88% of its research rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The impact of the College's research on society was similarly highly-ranked...

    Pontefract vet's clinical failure was not 'serious professional misconduct'

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has ruled that whilst the care given to a diabetic dog by Paul Roger MRCVS fell short, it did not amount to serious professional misconduct. Mr Roger faced three charges: that he had failed to provide adequate care,...

    Two new positioning aids for CT scanning and surgery

    The Big Dog Bed Company is launching two new positioning aids for CT scanning and surgery. The new aids will make their debut at this month's Vet Festival (20-21 May 2022, Loseley Park, Surrey). The Flexi-Wedge (pictured) positioning aid aims to...

    Linnaeus recruiting for vet nurse referral training programme

    Linnaeus is now recruiting for its nursing referral training programme, with applications open until the end of May. The Linnaeus Post Registration Programme (PRP) is a year-long programme designed to support its newly-qualified veterinary nurses as...

    VetCT trials smart glasses for giving remote expert clinical support to practitioners

    Veterinary teleradiology and teleconsulting company VetCT is trialling the use of smart glasses to give remote clinical support to veterinary surgeons. For the trial, the company has partnered with Pennard Vets in Kent, where they're using Google Glass...

    Webinar to show practices how technology can ease the pressure

    Premier Vet Alliance is hosting a one hour webinar: "The Future Practice – Harnessing Technology To Help Your Team" on Thursday 26th May at 7:30pm. The webinar is presented by Will Stirling, partner at VetsDigital, a digital marketing agency which...

    Free symposium shares latest advances in feline CKD

    Purina has published a symposium in which leading experts share the latest on the nutritional and therapeutic management of feline chronic kidney disease (CKD). The symposium, which offers up to 5 hours of CPD, is now available at: https://purinasymposium2022...

    New research suggests poodle crosses are greater risk of dental disease

    Veterinary digital services company, VisioCare, has released the preliminary results of some research which appears to show that poodle cross puppies are at greater risk of dental problems The company says that of the 249 responses to its Puppy Tooth...

    It's Feline Hypertension Awareness Month

    In case you've missed the start of the national celebrations, it's Feline Hypertension Awareness Month (FHAM), which offers an opener for dialogue with pet owners about the impact of hypertension on their cats. The campaign is being fronted this year...

    IVC announces partnership to promote sustainability in the veterinary profession

    IVC Evidensia has announced that it has partnered with social enterprise company, Vet Sustain, to help promote sustainable practices and improve the implementation of them within the veterinary industry. Vet Sustain works to inspire and enable veterinary...

    Free BEVA membership for RVNs during Vet Nursing Awareness Month

    The British Equine Veterinary Association is offering a free membership to RVNs during Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, giving you access to the association's online learning platform which has over 150 hours of equine CPD resources, as well as access...

    Webinar to tackle veterinary workplace burnout

    Hill's Pet Nutrition is hosting a free webinar about veterinary workplace burnout at 7:00pm tomorrow, Wednesday 4 May. The talk, by Stephanie Sorrell, Director of The Mindful Vet, will provide insights and tips on how to support staff, promote wellbeing...

    New hedgehog and wildlife information for vet nurses

    The BSAVA has released a new collection of resources to help veterinary nurses treat hedgehogs. The resource includes content from Companion, BSAVA Congress, and the BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties. Topics range from hand-rearing to anaesthesia...

    Davies celebrates vet nurses with new blockbuster movie

    www.youtube.com/watch Davies Veterinary Specialists has produced a fantastic new video celebrating the work of its veterinary nurses in the run up to Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month starting on the 1st May. The practice has also announced some free...

    New brand of scrubs

    Alsico, one of the largest producers of workwear in Europe, has launched Zesti, a new brand of stretch fabric scrubs. Zesti comprises three ranges: The Spirit range is a more standard looking scrub, manufactured from Alsi-Flex. The ‘Mode’ range looks...

    Veterinary practices are missing a digital trick

    Provet Cloud has announced the results of a survey carried out at BSAVA which found that a significant proportion of veterinary practices are missing digital opportunities to improve efficiency. 177 delegates took part in the survey, which found that...

    Holly Witchell and Jessica Beckett elected to RCVS VN Council

    The RCVS has published the results of the 2022 VN Council elections which saw Holly Witchell and Jessica Beckett elected to RCVS VN Council This year, eight veterinary nurses stood for two available places on VN Council. 1,740 veterinary nurses voted...