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    New Midlands-based specialist epilepsy clinic for cats and dogs

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has announced the launch of a specialist epilepsy clinic for cats and dogs. The clinic is led by Sebastien Behr MRCVS, an RCVS Specialist in Neurology. Patients will benefit from access to...

    A novel approach to recycling veterinary plastics

    White Cross Vets in Gateacre has found a novel way of dealing with the large amounts of waste plastic that veterinary pharmaceutical and other sterile products are packed in, using it to make ' ecobricks '. The practice makes ecobricks by packing...

    Anaesthetic shortage: Zoetis update on IsoFlo

    Zoetis has issued an update about IsoFlo, following the restocking of the UK market which began in the first week of February. According to the company, stock is now at normal levels in all the major wholesalers. Laura Jenkins, Companion Animal Marketing...

    Why the average Schnauzer may be the perfect pet

    Research published by the Royal Veterinary College in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology has found that the Miniature Schnauzer is one of the most average dog breeds in the UK 1 , an attribute which could make it an ideal choice for aspiring dog owners...

    New research offers fresh hope for cats with FIP

    International Cat Care is highlighting new research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) , in which the human antiviral ‘GS-441524’ showed 'great promise' against feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). According...

    RCVS cracks down on vet nurses who don't keep up with CPD

    The RCVS has announced that it is cracking down on veterinary nurses who don't comply with their CPD requirements. Veterinary nurses are required to carry out at least 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three year period. The results of an audit...

    Anyone seen any cases of Alabama Rot?

    Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists , The Royal Veterinary College and Bayer Animal Health are asking UK practices to report any suspected cases of Alabama Rot, or Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), as it is slightly less catchily...

    BVA calls for review of animal welfare during live transport

    The British Veterinary Association is urging the government to put welfare at the heart of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock inside and out of the UK. In its updated position statement, the association emphasises its support of current...

    Survey finds 2/3rds horses suffer joint disease lameness

    A new survey of horse owners¹ by supplement brand, Cavalor, has found that 66% of horses have suffered from lameness as a result of joint disease and one-fifth of horses have been off work with the problem for a year or more. The company says...

    Anaesthetic shortage solved as Chanelle airfreights 35,000 bottles of IsoVet to the UK

    Chanelle has announced this morning that 35,000 bottles of IsoVet are now available from wholesalers, with more supplies due in the coming months. Chanelle's head of sales and marketing, Killian Gaffney said: "The total UK market is around...

    Rhinocycle vet now running the London Marathon for MS

    Jason Davidson MRCVS from Companion Care in Derby, who in 2017 helped raise over £6000 to help stop rhino poaching, is at it again. This time, he's running the London Marathon in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust . Jason has a very personal...

    Henry Schein AH acquired by Vets First Choice and renamed Covetrus

    Henry Schein has sold off its animal health business to Vets First Choice , a veterinary software provider, which has now re-launched the merged businesses as Covetrus. Henry Schein said in a statement on Friday that it had sold the business in order...

    Zoetis shares latest on equine flu vaccines following outbreak

    Aware that many horse owners will be worried about the outbreak of equine flu and want to know more about available vaccines, Zoetis has issued a statement for veterinary professionals about its vaccines, Equip Flu and Equip Flu and Tetanus (Equip F or...

    Vet nurses, have you experienced discrimination?

    The BVA has launched a survey to gather experiences of discrimination in the veterinary professions. Veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons, students and other veterinary professionals are all invited to take part in the anonymous survey and share...
  • New evidence-based guidance for preventative veterinary care

    MSD Animal Health is launching the first evidence-based guidance 1 for improving the approach to the preventative veterinary healthcare consultation, developed in partnership with the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine at the University of Nottingham...
  • BVA & RSPCA call on Government to end non-stun slaughter

    The BVA has joined forces with the RSPCA in calling on the Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. The latest figures from 2017/18 reveal that over...

    Virbac launches oral rinse for horses

    Virbac has launched Hexarinse for Horses, an oral rinsing solution containing dilute chlorhexidine gluconate, prepared specifically for horses. The company says the new product has been launched in response to demand from UK equine veterinary surgeons...

    New vegetarian diet factsheets for pet owners

    The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) has published two new factsheets for pet owners, one about vegetarian diets and the other about food allergies . The PFMA says the factsheets have been produced with nutrition experts in response to demand...
  • French bulldogs prone to birthing problems

    New research conducted by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), which shows that French bulldog bitches are 15.9 times more likely to suffer from difficult births (dystocia) than crossbred bitches, has been published in the Veterinary Record today. Furthermore...

    Virbac launches first liquid, flavoured metronidazole for dogs

    Virbac has announced the launch of Eradia, the first and only metronidazole for dogs in a flavoured oral suspension. Suitable for both puppies and adult dogs, Eradia is presented in a bottle with an award-winning 1 'All-In-One Smart Cap' which...

    Inspirational vet nurse elected President of Veterinary Management Group

    An inspirationally high-achieving veterinary nurse, Gillian Page BSc, RVN, Cert B&PS, has been elected President of the Veterinary Management Group (VMG). Gillian, pictured right, trained as a veterinary nurse at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary...

    Scotland-based South African vet suspended for lying about treatment

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Dr Jacqueline Bohnen, a South African veterinary surgeon who had been working in the County of Moray, Scotland, for being misleading and dishonest in relation to her treatment of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel...
  • CVS announces cost-cutting measures after earnings warning

    CVS Group has issued a trading statement this morning which warns that its 2019 earnings are likely to be "materially below market expectations", and that the company has consequently introduced a number of cost-cutting measures. In its statement...

    "Frightening" levels of bacterial contamination found in dental unit water supplies in veterinary practice

    Only a tiny percentage of veterinary practices would meet the most basic hygiene standards required of dental practices for people, according to the initial results of a soon-to-be published study conducted by European & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary...

    Veterinary paraprofessionals may become regulated by the RCVS

    The RCVS Council has approved a pathway for veterinary and animal health paraprofessionals to become associates of, or accredited by the College and thereby fall within its regulatory remit. At the June 2017 meeting of RCVS Council, members decided...