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    London-based vet not guilty of serious professional misconduct over care of pregnant Chihuahua

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to take no further action against London-based Eleonora Corsi MRCVS after a hearing regarding the care of a pregnant Chihuahua named Kika. Dr Corsi consulted with Kika's owners about the management of...

    Veterinary supplier launches 'ThinkGreen' initiative

    J.A.K Marketing, has developed a new 'ThinkGreen' section of its website which recommends environmentally friendly products that practices can use to reduce their impact on the environment. A few examples of the products in J.A.K Marketing's...
  • Dechra adds Clavubactin to its range of antibiotics for cats and dogs

    Dechra has added Clavubactin (amoxicillin and clavulanic acid) to its range, for the treatment of urinary tract, respiratory, gastrointestinal, oral and skin infections in cats and dogs. The company says the product is highly effective against common...
  • 67% of vet nurses 'very annoyed' by adverts which describe the salary as 'competitive'

    A survey carried out by VetNurse.co.uk Jobs and VetSurgeon.org Jobs has concluded that both veterinary nurses and surgeons want potential employers to be up front about the salary they're offering, and many will simply ignore advertisements that don't...
  • New study shows owners of short-muzzled dogs are blind to their suffering

    The RVC has published the results of a new study which shows that the owners of short-muzzled or brachycephalic dogs are either unaware of the suffering of these breeds, or deluding themselves. The study, which was conducted in in collaboration with...

    New POM-V treatment for ear inflammation in cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has announced the UK launch of Recicort (triamcinolone acetonide and salicylic acid; POM-V), indicated for the treatment of otitis externa and for symptomatic treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis of the auricle. Dechra says...

    Vet nurses thanked for helping make Rabbit Awareness Week 2019 most successful ever

    Burgess Pet Care, the organisers of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW), is thanking veterinary nurses for their help in making this year's campaign the most successful in its 13 year history. This year’s Protect and Prevent campaign urged rabbit...

    Virbac launches multifunction chews for dogs

    Virbac has announced the launch of VeggieDent Zen, described as multi-functional chews designed for dogs who need a little extra help in daily relaxation. The company says VeggieDent Zen provides the same dental benefits as VeggieDent FR3SH Dental...

    Should veterinary practices advertise the salary on offer?

    VetNurse.co.uk is conducting a survey for veterinary nurses, veterinary nursing assistants and students to discover whether, when searching for a job, you would like to see salaries and benefits advertised in job adverts. The survey follows the launch...

    85% unaware that encouraging foxes might spread lungworm to pet dogs

    Bayer has announced the result of a survey it commissioned from YouGov which found that 85% of British adults are unaware that foxes are a carrier of Angiostrongylus vasorum and might be responsible for spreading the potentially fatal infection to pet...

    New research sheds light on pain associated with canine chiari-like malformation

    A new study published this week in the Journal of Internal Veterinary Medicine has found that canine Chiari-like malformation (CM) can cause significant pain and impact on activity, temperament and sleep 1 . Lead author Professor Clare Rusbridge, Chief...

    BVA reports that discrimination is still rife in the profession

    The BVA has revealed the results of a survey in which 24% of working veterinary surgeons and vet students said they have experienced or witnessed discrimination in the past year. The survey, which received 2445 responses from BVA members, found that...

    Vet nurses invited to RCVS Knowledge CPD roadshow for equine professionals

    RCVS Knowledge has announced the launch of a CPD roadshow covering quality improvement (QI) for equine professionals, to which veterinary nurses are invited. The equine events will initially take place at Rossdales Equine Hospital in Suffolk on 22...

    What practice management CPD do you need?

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) and the Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) are asking people who work in practice to take part in a survey to help them develop a CPD programme for 2020. The survey, which takes about 5 minutes (I...

    VN Futures reports progress and appoints Racheal Marshall as new Board Chair

    The VN Futures Board, which oversees and sets priorities for the VN Futures initiative, has reported on the initiative's progress and appointed Racheal Marshall as its new Chair. The initiative was launched by the RCVS and the BVNA in 2016 to identify...

    Vet nurses asked to help recruit puppies for pheromone research

    The University of Lincoln and Ceva Animal Health are asking vet nurses to help recruit puppies and their owners for a study into puppy behaviour and the effect of a pheromone collar on puppy development. The double-blind placebo-controlled study will...

    Roll up, roll up for a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) has announced that candidates who want to sit its Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) this year have until 1 August to apply. Achieved by VMG members who have demonstrated an ability to effectively...

    Lincs vet reprimanded for poor aftercare

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded Lincolnshire-based Elizabeth Sing May Law MRCVS after hearing charges against her and Julia Louise Creese MRCVS which concerned an incident where a dog remained at their practice overnight without adequate...

    New study suggests dogs can help failing university students

    New research from Washington State University - with support from Mars Petcare’s Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition - has revealed that therapy dogs can improve the executive function and cognitive ability of university students at risk of academic...

    Confessions of a veterinary nurse

    Tracey Ison RVN has written a new book, Confessions of a veterinary nurse , an autobiographical journey through her career as a veterinary nurse. Tracey, who started working in practice as a trainee in 1986 and qualified in 1989, spent her nursing...

    New streams for nurses at veterinary dermatology congress in September

    The European Society of Veterinary Dermatology and European College of Veterinary Dermatology have announced that their co-organised congress will take place at the ACC Liverpool from the 26 th to the 28 th September 2019 This year the congress is...

    Former England basketball player joins Yorkshire referral centre

    Yorkshire-based Paragon Veterinary Referrals has announced that it has signed the former England youth team basketball star Andrea Holmes to join the team. Andrea, who is also an EBVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, is joining Paragon...

    New once-daily diuretic for dogs with congestive heart failure

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Isemid (Torasemide), a once-a-day diuretic for the treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs which the company says is as effective as furosemide. The new drug represents the fruit of 8 years of product development...

    New in-practice education campaign for owners of travelling pets

    MSD Animal Health has launched the Safe Journey campaign, which includes supporting materials for vet practices to increase awareness of the human and animal disease risks associated with travelling. Claire Gotto, Veterinary Advisor at MSD Animal Health...

    New vet recruiter which pledges 25% of profits to charity

    VetFinders , a new recruitment agency, has launched with a pledge to donate a minimum of 25% of its net profits to four animal and children’s charities. VetFinders will recruit for permanent and locum positions for veterinary practices throughout...