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    Leeds vet struck off after conviction for animal welfare offences

    Leeds-based Gary James Cassius Samuel has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee following his conviction for animal welfare offences in 2016. The Disciplinary Committee heard that Mr Samuel had been convicted of five animal welfare offences...

    Awards recognise people and products committed to cats

    International Cat Care has announced the winners of it's 2018 awards which recognise those products and people that have demonstrated commitment to cats. The Easy to Give Awards are given to pharmaceutical companies that have made it easier to...

    New Cushings resource for horse owners

    Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of Prascend , has launched www.careaboutcushings.co.uk , an information resource for horse owners. The Care About Cushing’s website is designed to give horse owners the information they need to spot the signs...

    New health and welfare guidelines for animal establishments

    The Animal Protection Agency (APA) is highlighting the publication of new, evidence-based guidelines for the inspection of animal establishments such as pet shops, breeding centres, boarding kennels and sanctuaries. For decades, animal welfare and...
  • Rabbit vaccine recalled

    The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has issued a product recall for two batches of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease vaccine, Filavac VHD K C+V (Vm 46470/4000). Batches 060K80412C1A-UK1-2 and 060K80412A1C-UK1-2 (expiry 12/06/2019) have been recalled...

    First canine cardiac arrhythmia surgery without human medical support

    Davies Veterinary Specialists reports that it has performed two successful surgeries on dogs to cure cardiac arrhythmia, without support from the human medical field. Davies says its Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, headed by Pedro Oliveira (pictured...

    New Alfaxan Multidose offers longer shelf life

    Jurox has announced the launch of Alfaxan Multidose for dogs, cats and pet rabbits, a preserved formulation of alfaxalone with an extended shelf life of 28 days after the vial is first broached. Jurox says Alfaxan Multidose is the bioequivalent to...

    New guide to starting out as a vet

    Yorkshire-based Clare Tapsfield-Wright MRCVS has written The New Vet's Handbook, a lighthearted guide to help newly qualified veterinary surgeons as they leave uni and enter the profession. Finding and settling into that first job is a particularly...

    Vet nurse's charity in the finals for Animal Star Award

    Tree of Life For Animals , a charity set up by veterinary nurse Rachel Wright, has been announced as one of five finalists for this year's Animal Star Awards . The awards were set up to give recognition to animals and humans alike for the amazing...

    Medivet's tracker dog protecting rhino

    Medivet reports that Ella, the tracker dog funded by the group to help protect endangered African rhinos from poachers, has enjoyed a successful first year on the job. Ella, a Bloodhound Doberman cross, is the first cold scent dog to work with anti...

    StreetVet gets chips for the homeless

    Animalcare, maker of identichip , has announced its support of StreetVet , the non-profit outreach practice delivering veterinary care for homeless people, with the provision of free microchips. Sam Joseph, co-founder of StreetVet said: "It is...

    Happiness is ... a non-clinical problem

    A new study published in the Veterinary Record suggests that one of the keys to a fulfilled life in veterinary practice lies in taking pleasure in overcoming the full range of challenges that are thrown up in practice, not just the clinical ones. For...

    1,600+ respond to second RCVS Brexit survey

    The RCVS reports that over 1,600 EU-qualified veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses have already responded to its second survey on the implications for them of the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. The original survey was sent last...

    RCVS to consult on proposed new veterinary nursing qualifications

    The RCVS has announced that next month, it will be asking veterinary surgeons and nurses for their view on a proposed new framework for post-registration veterinary nursing qualifications which aim to enhance the structure of the veterinary nursing career...

    Great Yarmouth vet struck off for practising under the influence

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed the Registrar to remove Great Yarmouth-based veterinary surgeon Ms Judith Lesley Kay from the Register for a number of alcohol-related issues and clinical failings. The hearing proceeded in Ms Kay’s...

    First ever commercial diagnostic test for New Equine Virus

    Portuguese equine biotech firm Equigerminal has launched what it says is the first-ever commercial diagnostic test for New Equine Virus (NEV), a potentially deadly virus. NEV was first identified in 2013 by veterinary surgeon Dr Isabel Fidalgo Carvalho...

    BVA welcomes new equine microchip law

    Defra has announced that the law which requires horses born since July 2009 to be microchipped is being extended to include all horses, ponies and donkeys, regardless of their age. From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip...

    Vet nurses invited to enter BVA's third ‘Veterinary photographer of the year’ competition

    The British Veterinary Association is inviting veterinary nurses to enter its third ‘BVA Veterinary photographer of the year’ competition. Last year’s competition saw photographs span a range of subjects from across the UK and overseas...

    Pet Thyroid Month to launch in July

    MSD Animal Health - maker of Vidalta and Leventa - has announced the launch of Pet Thyroid Month, a campaign to help pet owners recognise the signs of thyroid diseases in cats and dogs and encourage them to seek advice from their veterinary practice....

    Preggers? New training module explains risks from handling veterinary medicines

    Veterinary Prescriber has launched a new online training module which explains the risks to pregnancy from handling veterinary medicines. The publishers say that many people who prescribe veterinary medicines or who handle them (or bodily fluids that...

    Birmingham vet nurse teaches pet care to over 1000 schoolchildren

    Jess Thomas, a veterinary nurse from White Cross Vets in Kings Heath, Birmingham, has now visited over 1000 schoolchildren in her local area to teach them about good pet care. Assisted by Clover, a Lionhead rabbit and Beanie, a 50+ year old rescued...

    New equine joint supplement "scientifically proven"

    Cavalor has announced the launch of ArtiTec , an anti-inflammatory joint supplement for horses and ponies that have suffered a joint trauma, which the company says is proven effective in a good quality controlled trial 1 . In the trial, published in...

    Medivet acquires 250th practice

    Medivet has acquired its 250th practice: Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital , a nine-vet small animal clinic close to Derby. Established over 100 years ago, Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital is based in a purpose-built clinic; one of four International...

    BVA highlights lack of stunning figures

    The BVA has raised serious concerns over the lack of information on UK exports of meat from animals that have not been stunned before slaughter. Latest figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) indicate that 22% of sheep and goats (3 million) are...

    Mars Petcare buys 87 veterinary practices in the UK

    Mars Petcare has signed an agreement to acquire the Linnaeus Group , which owns five referral centres and 82 first-opinion practices in the UK, from the private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners . This is by no means Mars's first foray into...