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  • New special interest groups for vet nurses

    VetNurse.co.uk has today officially launched the new Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging Group , where all veterinary diagnostic imaging news, discussions, clinical reference photographs and CPD will now be found under one roof. The diagnostic imaging...

    Northants practice shows the lengths people will go for their guinea pigs

    The Cat and Rabbit Care Clinic in Abington , Northampton seems to be defying the commonly-held belief that owners of some the more common exotics are not prepared to go to any great lengths if their animal gets ill. According to head veterinary surgeon...
  • Veterinary anaesthesia app now on Android too

    Vetnapp , an anaesthesia app originally developed for Apple devices by European specialist in anaesthesia and analgesia Alastair Mair to save time and increase clinical accuracy, is now available for Android. Vetnapp offers a secure alternative to...

    Surrey population of European Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology increases by one

    The number of European Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology in Surrey has increased by one, following Richard Everson's recent qualification. Richard, who works at North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR), graduated from the Royal Veterinary...

    Fish saves dog

    Skeldale Veterinary Centre reports that it has performed the world's first fish skin graft on a dog that was 'days from death' from a seriously infected wound. The surgery was carried out in August 2018 and is, they say, the first time...

    Study shows that for horses, a little exercise goes a long way

    A new study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine has shown that just 25 minutes of light exercise may have health benefits for horses, even if it doesn’t result in additional weight loss 1 . The study "Influence of dietary...

    New evidence that Pro-Kolin Advanced helps canine diarrhoea

    Protexin Veterinary is highlighting a new study, published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , which it says provides evidence that Pro-Kolin Advanced, an anti‐diarrheal probiotic paste (ADPP), can improve the clinical outcome of uncomplicated...

    Vet Nurses: Can you help with new evidence-based veterinary medicine booklet?

    Sense about Science and RCVS Knowledge need at least two veterinary nurses to give feedback about a new booklet at a workshop in London on Wednesday 27th March. The new publication is a guide to evidence-based medicine (EBM) in veterinary practice...

    BVRA announces Veterinary Receptionist of the Year

    The British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) has announced that Kendall Clee from Blacks Vets in Dudley has won its first Veterinary Receptionist of the Year award. The Association had over 100 entries for the awards from both veterinary...
  • Can your practice partner with StreetVet?

    Streetvet , the non-profit outreach practice delivering veterinary care for homeless people in London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Cornwall and Cheltenham, is looking for practices prepared to partner with the charity...

    Upskirting vet restored after two year suspension

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to restore Oxfordshire-based George Martin MRCVS to the register after a period of nearly two years since he was struck off following a conviction for sexual offences committed in 2014 and 2015. George Martin...

    Veterinary drugs put on Brexit critical list

    The Government has announced that veterinary medicines have been put on a list of 'critical goods' to be shipped into the country using government-secured freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government says that contracts...

    Horse Health Week to focus on infection risk in March

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Horse Health Week, which runs from 25th to 29th March 2019, will focus on helping owners and yards understand infection risk. It's a subject that will be front of many people's minds following the recent...

    New treatment for canine prostatic neoplasia

    Fitzpatrick Referrals has announced that it is now offering arterial embolisation as a treatment for canine prostatic neoplasia – the first veterinary centre to do so in Europe. Fitzpatrick says that the initial results from a study at the University...

    RCVS to report on VN Futures at College of Animal Welfare’s Clinical Coach Congress

    The RCVS will be updating the profession about the VN Futures project and the Mind Matters initiative at the College of Animal Welfare’s Clinical Coach Congress taking place at the East of England Area and Events Centre in Peterborough on Monday...

    Vet nurses asked to take part in Quality Improvement survey

    RCVS Knowledge has launched a national research project into quality improvement (QI) in the veterinary profession, which all members of the profession are invited to take part in. What is 'quality improvement', you ask? Good question. Sure...

    Green referral centre leads the way in environmentally-friendly sharps disposal

    Davies Veterinary Specialists , which in 2018 became the first veterinary practice to get Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation, is now working with a leading clinical waste management company to reduce sharps injuries and waste, and share...

    RCVS DC decides no further action against vet convicted of dangerous driving

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to take no further action against Glamorgan-based Simona-Claudia Panait MRCVS, who was imprisoned after being convicted of dangerous driving. Miss Panait faced the charge that on 3 April 2018, at Cardiff...

    Virbac launches in-clinic biomarker diagnostic system

    Virbac has launched the Speed Reader, a laser-induced fluorescent reader that measures the concentration of biomarkers in serum and plasma. Speed Reader can test for T4, Cortisol, CPSE, Progesterone and cCRP. Virbac highlights that it is the only in...

    Chanelle launches methadone premedicant/analgesic for cats and dogs

    Chanelle has launched Insistor 10 mg/ml solution for injection for dogs and cats, a premedication for general anaesthesia or neuroleptanalgesia in combination with a neuroleptic drug. Insistor, which contains methadone hydrochloride, is now available...
  • The RCVS poster you’ll want to display in your practice

    The RCVS has published a new waiting room poster which details what pet owners and veterinary professionals should expect from each other. It’s very significant because it’s the first time the College has produced material for practices...

    Brexit deal or no deal, veterinary medicine supplies should be OK

    The National Office of Animal Health and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate have issued a joint statement concerning the supply of veterinary medicines when the UK leaves the EU, deal or no deal. "The majority of veterinary medicines used in...
  • Canine surgical artificial insemination prohibited

    The RCVS has confirmed that surgical insemination in dogs is prohibited by animal welfare laws and amended Section 27 of the supporting guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct so that it now sits alongside tail docking, dew claw removal, prosthetic...

    New dog food made from insects may help save the planet

    Yora, a new dog food which claims to be the world's most sustainable because it's made substantially from insects, has been launched in the UK. 40% of the dry food is a 'flour' made from Hermetia illucens larvae reared in a new, £18...

    Pet Anxiety Month coming up in March

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Adaptil and Feliway , has made March 'Pet Anxiety Month'. Pet Anxiety Month aims to educate pet owners about the signs of anxiety in cats and dogs, help them identify the causes, and encourage them to take steps...