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    Veterinary paraprofessionals may become regulated by the RCVS

    The RCVS Council has approved a pathway for veterinary and animal health paraprofessionals to become associates of, or accredited by the College and thereby fall within its regulatory remit. At the June 2017 meeting of RCVS Council, members decided...

    Vet nurse joins RCVS Knowledge Board of Trustees

    Congratulations to Liz Branscombe DipAVN (Surgical) RVN from Davies Veterinary Specialists, who has been appointed as a member of the RCVS Knowledge Board of Trustees. RCVS Knowledge is an independent charity which exists to advance the quality of...

    Competition for vet nurses to encourage toothbrushing

    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Logic Dental Hygiene Gel and Logic Orozyme Dental Chews, is running a competition amongst veterinary nurses and surgeons to raise awareness of the importance of pet dental hygiene and toothbrushing. To enter the...

    TVM launches affordable phenobarbital

    TVM UK has launched Soliphen, a phenobarbital tablet that the company says is the most affordable 60mg tablet on the market. Tablets are divisible into 15mg increments to enable accurate titration of dosing, come blister-packed to facilitate dispensing...

    New guide to good veterinary dispensing practice

    Veterinary Prescriber has named 2019 the Year of Prescribing Excellence and launched a new online training module for veterinary nurses: Good veterinary dispensing practice. Andrea Tarr BPharm MSC MRPharmS, the founder and director of Veterinary Prescriber...

    2019 NOAH Compendium and app now available

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has published the 2019 edition of its Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines and updated the accompanying app. A free copy of the compendium has been sent to every veterinary practice in the UK, and...

    The VetNurse Jobs January Brexit Sale

    VetNurse Jobs is running a special January Brexit sale until 10:30am on the 18th January, during which all jobs advertised on the site are reduced by 50% to £50 +VAT. All jobs posted on VetNurse.co.uk are valid for 60 days (double that normally...

    Now all vet practices can offer remote consultations

    The Virtual Vet Group (VVG) has launched a new platform which allows veterinary practices to offer clients remote consultations via their own branded mobile app. Remote consultations and prescribing have been the subject of much debate in the profession...
  • Free dog food for veterinary nurses

    Tails.com has launched a Vet Nurse Programme through which it is offering to feed dogs belonging to RVNs free of charge for six months. Tails.com makes food specially tailored for individual dogs. When you register with Tails, you're asked a number...

    Vet Nurses, do you feel appreciated at work?

    Final year RVC veterinary nursing BSc student, Talitha Johnson, is asking RVNs to take part in a survey investigating how appreciated you feel at work. The survey, which forms part of Talitha's dissertation, considers the different ways in which...

    450 vet nurses removed from Register for non-payment

    The RCVS says it has removed 450 veterinary nurses from the Register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee by 1st January 2019. The annual renewal fee is due for payment on 1 November every year, although vet nurses have up to midnight on 31st...

    RCVS and BVA call for vets to be put on the Shortage Occupation List

    The RCVS and the BVA have called on the government to add veterinary surgeons to the Shortage Occupation List as part of the UK’s preparations for leaving the European Union. The organisations made a joint submission to the Migration Advisory...

    Davies Veterinary Specialists acquired by Linnaeus Group

    Davies Veterinary Specialists , the Hertfordshire-based multi-disciplinary referral centre, has been acquired by the Linnaeus Group . Nat Whitley, clinical director at Davies Veterinary Services, said: "We are delighted to become part of the Linnaeus...
  • BSAVA opens state-of-the-art new HQ

    National treasure, Professor The Lord Trees has officially opened BSAVA’s headquarters today following a massive revamp to extend the teaching facilities, increase sustainability and make it fit for the 21st century. The newly refurbished and...

    Not-for-profit vets open second practice

    Yorkshire-based Animal Trust , the somewhat controversially named not-for-profit veterinary practice, has announced it is opening a second practice in Dewsbury, less than a year since it opened the first one up the road in Tingley. Set up by veterinary...

    After busiest year yet, Vetlife needs you

    Vetlife is asking everyone in the profession to pledge their support after having its busiest year yet. The charity-run Vetlife helpline, which offers 24/7 confidential support, says it had 2775 contacts from members of the profession last year, up...

    New 'Cat Friendly' courses for vet nurses and receptionists (and vets)

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has announced the launch of two new cat friendly courses aimed at individuals working in veterinary practice. The Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional course is aimed at veterinary surgeons and nurses...

    Dechra launches new treatment for seborrhoeic dermatitis

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Dermanolon, a new symptomatic treatment to tackle seborrhoeic dermatitis in cats and dogs. Dermanolon contains triamcinolone acetonide and salicylic acid. Presented in a 75ml spray bottle, Dechra says it is designed...

    Last call for welfare award nominations

    Ceva Animal Health is making a last call for nominations for its Animal Welfare Awards 2019, which celebrate veterinary surgeons, nurses, farmers, animal welfare professionals and animal welfare teams which have gone above and beyond to enhance the health...

    Herts vet escapes with reprimand after showing improved standard of care

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded Hertfordshire-based Amir Kashiv MRCVS for the inadequate care of a dog with renal failure. Mr Kashiv first appeared before the Committee in December 2016 in relation to four charges against him regarding...

    Ceva launches funny new Adaptil and Feliway TV ads

    Ceva Animal Health has launched two new tongue-in-cheek TV ads which show people hiding in fear when visitors arrive, scratching furniture and urine spraying in order to highlight behaviour patterns which Adaptil and Feliway are designed to help with...

    Wellness guru to speak at VET Festival 2019

    VET Festival organisers have announced that American physical therapist and Master Yoga teacher Lara Heimann will be joining clinical experts from around the world on the speaker panel of VET Festival 2019 . The two-day event, now in its fifth year...

    Anaesthetic shortage: RCVS offers reassurance

    The RCVS has issued a statement to reassure veterinary surgeons that problems arising from the shortage of isoflurane are very unlikely to be considered as a professional misconduct issue, provided that clinical decisions are justifiable, that detailed...

    Vets increasingly gloomy about Brexit

    Veterinary surgeons are increasingly gloomy about Brexit, according to the latest Voice of the Profession survey of 839 practitioners carried out by the BVA in September and October this year. According to the survey, 64% of veterinary surgeons now...

    "Special" isoflurane on the way

    The BEVA, the BSAVA and The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) say that working with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, they've found a solution to the isoflurane shortage . Having investigated alternative sources of isoflurane, and...