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    Half of vet practices don't think veterinary wellness is an issue

    A study carried out on behalf of VET Festival 2019 has found that 'veterinary wellness' is not recognised as an issue at 52% of UK veterinary practices and around 70% do not have a wellness programme or any plan to introduce one. This is despite...

    White Cross vet nurses are a bit fit

    White Cross Vets has come up with another clever team-building initiative for its staff: giving them all a £50 contribution towards a new Fitbit and then holding a competition to see which of its teams logs the most steps. 60 veterinary surgeons...

    New BSAVA PetSavers guides for dog owners

    PetSavers , the BSAVA's charitable division, has published My Dog’s Got, a series of downloadable guides for the owners of dogs that have been diagnosed with a specific veterinary condition. BSAVA President Sue Paterson said: "By signposting...

    VN shares her experience of mental illness

    The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative has published a blog by a veterinary nurse in which she shares her experience of mental illness and how she managed it whilst progressing her career. The blog is part of a mental health anti-stigma campaign called '&me'...

    Yorkshire practice reveals trending pet names

    The Yorkshire-based group, White Cross Vets , has delved into its archives to see how pet names have changed since the 1930s. First they looked at the names of all the cats and dogs they saw in 2018, finding that the most popular names for dogs were...

    Two more online veterinary consultation providers join the field

    Two more companies have now joined Pawsquad in announcing the launch of online veterinary consultations for pet owners. First out of the stalls was Vet AI , a company founded in 2017 by Paul Hallett and Robert Dawson MRCVS, which announced last November...

    It's official: the RCVS is a great place to work

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has been awarded the Laureate Award by the Great Place to Work initiative , for being within the top 50 best places to work in the UK for five years in a row. RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett said: "I am so proud...

    Cat TB cases linked to raw pet food diet

    A new study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery has found 'compelling circumstantial' evidence of a link between a commercial raw diet and an outbreak of tuberculosis in cats caused by Mycobacterium bovis 1 . The link emerged...

    Four free veterinary wound care CPD events

    Essity, the global hygiene and health company , has announced dates for four wound care CPD events being held by the company's Veterinary Academy. The Essity Veterinary Academy covers four topics of education: Anatomy and Physiology of Wound Healing...

    New book to help veterinary nurse students

    5m has published Research and Study Skills for Veterinary Nurses , a new book to help student veterinary nurses to help them through their course, by Jane Davidson RVN. Jane, who is also an award-winning blogger, said: "In practice and in college...
  • Two new advanced veterinary nursing qualifications

    The RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council has given final approval for two new advanced veterinary nursing qualifications that will allow members of the profession at all stages of their career to develop their professional skills and knowledge in designated...

    CPD to become outcomes-based

    The RCVS has announced that over the next few years, it is planning to roll out a new outcomes-based model of continuing professional development (CPD), whereby veterinary nurses will be obliged to reflect upon what they learned and to record their reflections...

    New veterinary autoclaves for a fraction of the usual price

    Yeson UK had announced the launch of a new range of autoclaves priced at a point which the company hopes is going to disrupt the marketplace. The company says the new range performs as well as the leading brands and delivers consistently reliable sterilisation...

    220-plus veterinary nurses welcomed to the profession at London Zoo

    Over 220 new veterinary nurses have been welcomed to the VN profession at a series of ceremonies at London Zoo which also celebrated the achievements and skills of the profession. The ceremonies, which took place on Tuesday, saw newly-qualified veterinary...

    London vet suspended for stealing puppy

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended London-based veterinary surgeon Dr Zahra Tahaneem Rafiq for six months, and found no misconduct against Mr Oscar Perez Maillo in the hearing of a case in which two newborn puppies were taken from their owner...

    RCVS DC reprimands vet for dishonesty and sharing photos on social media without consent

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded and warned Dr Natalia Anna Strokowska for dishonesty in communication and for failing to get permission to share photos on social media. The Disciplinary Committee considered four charges against Dr Strokowska...

    New first line antibiotic for horses from Dechra

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Equibactin vet, a broad spectrum oral antibiotic paste that can be used to treat a wide range of infections in horses. Equibactin vet contains sulfadiazine and trimethoprim, and is indicated for use in the treatment...

    Research shows risks to veterinary staff from flea-borne pathogens

    MSD Animal Health and the University of Bristol have published the results of their 'Big Flea Project' research 1 , which highlights the ongoing need for flea control, and a need to educate owners about the pathogenic risks fleas present. For...
  • Tributes flood in for Louise O'Dwyer

    Tributes for Louise O'Dwyer RVN have been flooding the Internet since the announcement of her sudden death on Sunday by the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Technicians and Nurses, of which she was President. Louise had achieved great...

    Three new webinars offer latest thinking about preventative healthcare in rabbits

    Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) has published a three-part webinar series to give veterinary surgeons and nurses the latest advice on diet, neutering, sudden death and infectious diseases in rabbits. Burgess Pet Care, which organises the event, is encouraging...

    New study suggests reduced complication rates with laparoscopic vs open ovariectomy

    A retrospective study published in the BSAVA's Journal of Small Animal Practice suggests that complications are less common after a laparoscopic than an open ovariectomy 1 . For the study, Tim Charlesworth, an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery...

    Elanco announces UK launch of new treatment for canine osteoarthritis pain

    Elanco has announced that Galliprant (grapiprant), its new treatment for canine osteoarthritis pain, is now available in the UK. Galliprant is a first in a class of drugs called piprants, or non-COX-inhibiting prostaglandin receptor antagonists (PRAs...

    BSAVA offers vet nurses training to help with suspected abuse cases

    The BSAVA has teamed up with the Links Group to provide veterinary surgeons with free CPD sessions on how to deal with suspected cases of non-accidental injury to small animals. Members of the profession are of course more likely than most to receive...

    Vet nurses invited to enter cat photography competition

    Feline charity International Cat Care (iCatCare)'s annual cat photography competition is now open for entries. This year, in collaboration with Your Cat , the charity is looking for entries which showcase the cat-human bond with a brand new theme...

    BEVA Congress to focus on colic

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced that colic will be a key topic on the scientific programme at Congress this year, which runs from 11th to 14th September at the Birmingham ICC. Global names in gastroenterology will be sharing...