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    New social media tutorials for vet nurses

    Elanco has published a series of online video tutorials for practices that need help setting up and running a business presence on Facebook and Instagram. The five-part series, which is hosted on Elanco’s customer portal MyElanco.co.uk , covers...

    New ECC specialist at Midlands referral centre

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has announced that it has recruited Ludivine Boiron, a specialist in emergency and critical care (ECC), to boost its service provision in that area. Ludivine, who graduated in 2008, has come...

    Vet nurse offers opportunity to go wild in Africa

    Veterinary Nurse Kim Houghton has launched Wild Inside Adventures , an opportunity to take part in a programme which offers hands-on experience with some very exotic species whilst at the same time helping communities that normally have no access to veterinary...

    Dechra launches two new antibiotics for cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has announced the launch of two new antibiotics to treat a range of bacterial infections in cats and dogs. Doxybactin, a second generation Tetracycline, can be used to target conditions caused by bacteria sensitive to doxycycline...

    Extended vet nursing streams at VetsNorth and VetsSouth

    5m Publishing has announced that it is introducing an extended nursing stream at VetsNorth 2019 and VetsSouth 2019 . The nursing stream will focus on surgery and emergency and critical care nursing, whilst the programme for veterinary surgeons will...

    New book to help people avoid inherited diseases in pedigree dogs

    Emma Milne MRCVS, the erstwhile TV vet turned author and welfare campaigner has published Picking a Pedigree? a new book written to help people buy healthy cats and dogs and avoid the health problems and associated veterinary bills associated with certain...

    PETA goes to the dogs

    The animal rights group PETA has been widely ridiculed for a tweet it put out today which suggested ways in which we could all remove 'speciesism' from our daily conversations, likening it to racist, homophobic or ableist language. So, it suggested...
  • BSAVA Congress will move to Manchester

    The BSAVA has announced that from 2021, its annual congress will be held at Manchester Central . In 2020, BSAVA Congress will have been held at the ICC Birmingham for thirty years. However, recent years have seen ever greater competition from the London...

    33% of owners alerted to danger by the pet

    npower has released the results of a survey of 2000 pet owners which revealed that 33% say their pet has alerted them to danger. Given the improbability of anyone being alerted by a goldfish: "blub-blub-behind-blub-you-blub-blub-the-blub-frying...

    New veterinary hypoallergenic diet for cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Veterinary HPM Hypoallergy, an elimination diet for cats and dogs formulated as a targeted solution for adverse food reactions and nutrient intolerances with or without concurrent digestive and skin and coat disorders. The company...

    Elanco launches new canine osteoarthritis campaign

    Elanco, the maker of Onsior, has launched a campaign to help practices educate owners about canine osteoarthritis. Elanco says OA is a condition which is estimated to affect one in four dogs, but it is often labelled by owners as "just old age"...
  • Shocking TV exposé finds some vets charge more than others

    BBC's Watchdog has uncovered shocking evidence that prescription veterinary drugs can cost more, or less, depending on where you buy them from. In one of the finest pieces of investigative journalism since Watergate, the erstwhile-criminal-law...

    Equine arteritis vaccine due to go out of stock in December

    Zoetis reports that its stock of Equip Artervac, its Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) vaccine, is due to expire on 13th December, and new stocks are not expected before February 2019. Equip Artervac is indicated for the active immunisation for horses against...
  • Pets at Home joint venture practices facing closure

    Pets at Home has announced that following a review of its first opinion veterinary business, it now plans to buy back 55 of the practices it operates in joint venture partnerships with veterinary surgeons, of which 30 may close. It is thought that...
  • Does your vet receptionist deserve an award?

    The British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) has launched The Veterinary Receptionist of the Year Award, sponsored by Feliway and Adaptil. All members of the practice team are invited to nominate their receptionist, as are members of the...

    New worming CPD for vet nurses

    Elanco Animal Health has announced the launch of the ' Wormwise Academy ', three online CPD training modules for veterinary nurses about parasites, their treatment and prevention. The modules, which have been approved by the European Scientific...

    For sale: RCVS' compact and bijou central London headquarters

    The RCVS has announced that it is putting its Westminster headquarters on the market and looking for new premises. RCVS Council agreed, in principle, to the sale of Belgravia House and for the College and its London-based staff to move to different...

    Welsh vet into the finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

    John Burns MRCVS, founder of Burns Pet Nutrition has been announced as a finalist for the 2018 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards . John (pictured right) will compete against leading businessmen and women from across the country and a range...

    Exotic vet app updated

    Veterinary Care for Exotics , the app developed by Mark Rowland, BVSc CertZooMed MRCVS from the Trinity Vet Centre , has had a series of major updates. The app, which was designed to provide veterinary surgeons, nurses and receptionists with quick...

    Onsior gets new chronic pain indication in cats

    Elanco has announced that Onsior 6 mg tablets have been licensed for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with chronic musculoskeletal disorders in cats. The NSAID's new indication is in addition to its existing license for acute pain...

    Medivet to open 'centre of excellence' for orthopaedics in Kent

    Medivet has announced the opening of a "centre of excellence" in orthopaedics at its referral practice in Faversham, Kent. The team at the centre will be led by Dr Ryk Botes (pictured right), a Medivet Branch Partner with a special interest...

    National award for vet nurse who helped over 1000 dogs lose weight

    Head nurse Allison Hodgson, from White Cross Vets in Redcar , has been awarded the title of "Hill’s Weight Management Nurse of the Year", after helping over 1,000 dogs to lose weight over the last 25 years. Hill's Territory Manager...

    Vet suspended for assault

    Yorkshire-based Richard Sutcliffe MRCVS has been suspended for six months after being convicted of common assault, and for conducting surgery and administering POM-V medicine to a person. The first charge related to his conviction on two counts of...

    Chanelle launches Osteopen for arthritis in dogs

    Chanelle has launched Osteopen (pentosan polysulphate sodium) for the treatment of arthritis and degenerative joint disease in dogs. Osteopen (pentosan polysulphate sodium) is a semi-synthetic polymer which Chanelle says has anti-inflammatory properties...

    Female vets ARE discriminated against

    The BVA has published the interim results of a new study which seems to provide the best evidence yet that the veterinary profession still discriminates against female veterinary surgeons. The study also found that those who believe that gender discrimination...