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    Loxicom 1.5 mg/ml for dogs product recall

    Norbrook Laboratories Ltd has issued a product recall for its anti-inflammatory product Loxicom 1.5 mg/ml oral suspension for dogs (Authorisation No. EU/2/08/090/003). The product is marketed in a 10ml pack and has an expiry date of December 2017....

    Surrey nurse suspended for ordering drugs for personal use

    The RCVS Veterinary Nurse Disciplinary Committee has directed the Registrar to suspend Surrey-based Lois Hodgkinson RVN for ten months, for ordering prescription drugs for her own use through the practice's veterinary wholesaler ordering system. ...

    Children value pets more than siblings

    A study published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology has concluded that children get more satisfaction from their relationship with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. This study was conducted in collaboration with the Waltham...

    New law to crack down on puppy farms

    The Government has announced plans to introduce introduce tougher dog breeding licensing rules in what is being described as the biggest reform of the pet trade in 20 years. The new rules will make it illegal to sell puppies younger than eight weeks...
  • First NSAID licensed for pain management in guinea pigs

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that its NSAID, Metacam 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats, is now licensed for the alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain associated with soft tissue surgery in guinea pigs. Metacam is the first NSAID...

    Gwent veterinary nurse suspended following CPD failings

    The RCVS Veterinary Nurse Disciplinary Committee has suspended Gwent-based veterinary nurse Samantha Giles from the Register for two months after she failed to respond to repeated requests to provide her CPD records. At the outset of the hearing, Ms...

    Edinburgh University recruits dogs to select nursing students

    Edinburgh Napier University has adopted a novel way of selecting students for its BSc (Hons) vet nursing programme: using a family of red fox Labradors to help sniff out the best candidates. The university has 'hired' 'Simba', 'Tia'...

    Beat this for a foreign body

    A Glaswegian 12-week-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier seems to have set the bar when it comes to surviving ingested foreign bodies. Macie was rushed to the PDSA's emergency out-of-hours service after swallowing an eight-inch kitchen knife (click...

    247 veterinary nurses removed from Register for non-payment

    The RCVS has removed 247 veterinary nurses from its Register for failing to pay their annual renewal fee. The College says that the number of veterinary nurses removed at the beginning of this year is significantly down from 2016 when 692 VNs were...

    Last chance to enrol for Royal Canin’s Nutrition Certificate

    Royal Canin is reminding veterinary nurses that you have until the end of January to enrol on its Level 4 Certificate in Canine and Feline Veterinary Health Nutrition, in association with COAPE. The Nutrition Certificate allows applicants to expand...

    Creative colouring books for Boehringer Academy registrants

    Boehringer Ingelheim is offering free creative colouring books and the chance to win an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to veterinary surgeons and nurses who sign up at The Boehringer Academy, the company’s free online CPD resource. The Boehringer...

    Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% product recall

    Norbrook Laboratories has issued a product recall of all batches of Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v currently on the market. In the UK, the product is marketed under the brand names Vetofol and Inductofol. An issue of coring has been reported...

    Disciplinary Committee dismisses case against Nottinghamshire vet

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has dismissed a case against Nottinghamshire-based Emma Frances Faulkner MRCVS. It was alleged that in September 2015, she had acted inappropriately by striking a Shih Tzu/Toy Poodle cross puppy called Arnie on his head...

    Channel 4 News looks at Brexit on the veterinary profession

    The impact of Brexit on the veterinary profession came into focus on Channel 4's main evening news last night. Reporter Andy Davies spoke to Charlotte Debbaut MRCVS, a veterinary surgeon from Belgium working at the Tindale Veterinary Practice in...

    Davies Veterinary Specialists issues guidelines about thiamine deficiency in cats

    Following Pets at Home's recall of four cat food products found to be low in thiamine , Davies Veterinary Specialists has issued advice for veterinary professionals and pet owners about the diagnosis and treatment of thiamine deficiency in cats. ...

    Practices encouraged to become Cat Friendly Clinics

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is encouraging more practices to join its Cat Friendly Clinic programme in 2017. Set up in 2012, the programme was developed to raise the standards of care and welfare of cats in the veterinary clinic...

    Dechra offers 'Five Golden Rules' for the treatment of Addison's

    Dechra Veterinary Products - maker of Zycortal - has teamed up with some of Europe’s leading endocrinologists to draw up 'Five Golden Rules', a set of guidelines designed to help veterinary professionals who are diagnosing and treating canine...

    New feeding plan to improve cat welfare

    International Cat Care has published a new feeding plan, based on scientific evidence, to improve cat health and welfare. The plan is designed to help mimic the way cats eat in the wild and so provide them with both physical and mental stimulation...

    CVS converts 66-year-old boozer into state-of-the-art veterinary hospital

    CVS has completed the conversion of a 66-year-old pub in Gorleston, Norfolk, into a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital. The Veterinary Hospital and Surgery acquired the Magdalen Arms in late 2014 and started work on the conversion of the listed building...
  • New personal loan service for practice staff

    CarefreeCredit has announced the launch of personal loans for all veterinary staff aged 21 and over, including veterinary surgeons, nurses, practice managers and receptionists. The company, which until now has only offered loans to practice clients...

    Tyrina Gibson named British Vet Nurse of the Year

    The Blue Cross has named Newcastle-based Tyrina Gibson RVN as the winner of its Vet Nurse of The Year award. Tyrina, pictured centre right, has worked at the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals for almost four years, a vet nurse for 10 years...

    Davies Veterinary Specialists opens Therapy and Fitness Centre

    Davies Veterinary Specialists (DVS) has opened a new Therapy and Fitness Centre at its Hertfordshire veterinary referral practice. The Davies Therapy and Fitness Centre has been developed following two years of planning with the intention of supporting...

    Royal Canin offer to highlight importance of feeding hospitalised patients

    Royal Canin has announced a special offer designed to highlight the importance of feeding hospitalised patients. The company is offering up to £50* worth of vouchers to use at J.A.K Marketing Ltd when purchasing GI diets (including canine and...

    Virbac launches enrofloxacin for exotics

    Virbac has announced the launch of Enrobactin, an oral antibiotic for exotic species, including pet rabbits, rodents, ornamental birds and reptiles. Enrobactin contains enrofloxacin but is uniquely available in 10ml bottles for convenient dispensing...

    Dechra offers chance to win Apple Watch

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a competition for veterinary professionals in which you could win an Apple Watch for watching a two-minute video presentation about Felimazole, its treatment for feline hyperthyroidism, and answering three questions...