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    Vets work even when they're sick as a dog

    The BVA has published new results from its Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey which found that 63% of veterinary surgeons worked when they didn’t feel well enough in the last year, something which the Association warns could have a longer...

    Remote dermatology diagnoses are as accurate as face-to-face

    Vet AI, which launched Joii, its remote veterinary consultation service earlier this year, is claiming that vets who diagnose common dermatological conditions remotely are as accurate as those who see the patient in person. The company is making the...

    New bordatella vaccine is the first in Europe administered orally

    Zoetis has announced the launch of Versican Plus Bb Oral, a vaccine against Bordetella bronchiseptica, a primary component of the canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC). Zoetis says the new vaccine, which is also the first in Europe...

    New RCVS checklist for delegating Schedule 3 tasks to vet nurses

    The RCVS has produced a checklist poster for use in practice to help veterinary surgeons remember the things they need to consider when delegating work to veterinary nurses under Schedule 3. Under Schedule 3, vets can delegate medical treatment and...

    New Yorkshire referral clinic

    Wetherby-based Swift Referrals has officially opened its new £3 million referral clinic. The clinic will offer referrals in orthopaedics, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, neurology and advanced imaging from a team which includes Rory Bell...

    Warks vet practice develops nurses' role as 'dental champions'

    Warwickshire-based Avonvale Veterinary Centre has created the role of 'nurse dental champions', both to help fight against dental disease and to create a rewarding role for the latest generation of its nurses who have an interest in the subject...

    NHS chiefs' fears about homeopathy mirrored in the veterinary profession

    Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England has written to the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care arguing that the Society of Homeopaths should not be re-accredited as to do so would give a false impression that homeopathy...

    New oncology referral service in Bucks

    The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, has launched a new oncology referral service led by Stefano Zago DVM (Hons) MSc (Clin Onc) MRCVS. Stefano qualified in Parma, Italy and has a Master’s in Clinical Oncology. He has...

    Feline pill popper wins International Cat Care Award for Royal Canin

    Royal Canin has been awarded an International Cat Care Award for Pill Assist Cat, a product being launched next year to help cat owners administer medication. Pill Assist Cat is a soft treat pouch into which you insert a tablet, mould the pouch around...

    MSD responds to rising reports of leishmaniasis in dogs

    MSD Animal Health has announced that it is putting additional resources behind LetiFend , its vaccination against disease caused by exposure to Leishmania infantum parasites, including a new veterinary practice leaflet and detailer. MSD's push...
  • Streetvet and Battersea join forces to help more dogs

    Battersea has announced a new partnership with StreetVet , the charity that delivers free veterinary services to dogs owned by the homeless and those in temporary accommodation and hostels. As part of the new arrangement, Battersea will give StreetVet...

    Free CPD, equine colic talk and more at the Nottingham RCVS Regional Question Time

    One of this year’s recipients of the RCVS Impact Award, Professor Sarah Freeman, will be talking about her pioneering public awareness project on equine colic at an upcoming Regional Question Time in Nottingham on 25th November 2019. Sarah is...

    Two Hampshire vets cleared of serious professional misconduct

    Geoffrey William Irvine MRCVS and Igor Vasilev MRCVS have been found not guilty of serious professional misconduct by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after a hearing into the case of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, called Rupert, which died following...

    Building work on new vet nurse training centre now underway

    Building work has started on the new Harper & Keele Veterinary School , which is due to take its first students on the veterinary medicine course in 2020, and will also serve students on Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Physiotherapy and wider animal...

    Vet nurses urged to find areas to take the lead at RCVS Nurses Day

    Speaking at last week's RCVS Veterinary Nurses Day, Rachael Marshall, Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council highlighted advances in the veterinary nursing profession and urged nurses to find ways of taking the lead in their career. Veterinary Nurses...
  • Vets' inferiority complex is fuelling the mental health crisis

    A new study published in the Veterinary Record by Dr Liz Armitage-Chan, Reader in Veterinary Education at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), suggests that vets feeling that they are not as good at diagnosing and solving cases as their peers is contributing...

    TVM launches bumper emetic pack for Christmas

    TVM UK has announced the launch of a bumper-sized pack of Emedog, its apomorphine emetic, in preparation for the Christmas season. The company points out that poisoning cases rise dramatically over Christmas, when food that is poisonous to dogs is...
  • DC finally suspends vet for dishonesty

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Dr Gerhard Schulze Allen from the Register for three months for being dishonest with, and making false representations to, the College. At his first Disciplinary Committee hearing in January 2018 , the...
  • Bucks vet nurse scoops top award from International Cat Care

    Laura Rosewell, an RVN at the Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre in Buckinghamshire, has won the Diploma prize in this year's International Cat Care and International Society of Feline Medicine Distance Education Awards. The 'Recognition of Achievement'...

    Bristol vet honoured at the House of Lords

    Elisa Best, a referral practitioner at Rowe Veterinary Referrals in Bristol, has received a 'Vet of the Year' award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare ( IFAW ) at the House of Lords, for her work getting members of the public to support...
  • First corneal xenograft at Davies Veterinary Specialists

    Davies Veterinary Specialists reports that it has performed its first corneal xenograft on a Chihuahua with a melting corneal ulcer. The dog, called Pepe, needed urgent treatment to repair the cornea before it ruptured, so the team at Davies decided...
  • All together now: #RescueIsMyFavouriteBreed

    Battersea has launched a new campaign, 'Rescue is Our Favourite Breed', to encourage animal lovers to always think rescue first when it comes to finding their new pet, even if it may mean waiting a little longer to find the perfect match. According...

    Government calls for cat microchipping evidence

    The government has launched a call for evidence on cat microchipping , to find out what the effect of compulsory microchipping would be on owners, rescue and rehoming centres and cats themselves. Although microchipping has been a legal requirement...

    BVA responds to new TB study which found significant reductions in cull areas

    The British Veterinary Association has responded to a study by Downs et al assessing the effects from four years of badger culling in England on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. The study , published in Nature Scientific Reports...

    RCVS relaxes new CPD requirements to help transition

    The RCVS has announced two changes to its CPD policy as it switches from the rolling three year requirement to the annual one , starting in 2020. The first is that the College will allow veterinary surgeons and nurses to carry over some of the CPD...