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    Stem cell breakthrough could mean cure for heart disease in cats ... and humans

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced that its researchers have identified the conditions needed to generate pluripotent stem cells from domestic cats, a finding which could lead to a cure for feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats, and ultimately...

    Vet nurses asked to share Kitten Checklist with clients and breeders

    The Cat Group , which is made up of twenty organisations dedicated to feline welfare, has launched the Kitten Checklist, which the BVA is now urging all veterinary practices to share with their clients and breeders. The Group says the new checklist...

    Free webinar for vet nurses about handling cats in veterinary practice

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Feliway, is hosting a free webinar about handling cats in veterinary practice, presented by the veterinary behaviourist, Dr Sarah Heath BVSc Dip.ECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS (pictured right). The webinar, titled 'Creating...

    Forget James Herriot, it's time for Jane Herriot

    A number of veterinary leaders have claimed in this week's Vet Record that the public perception of the profession is still rooted in romanticised James Herriot fiction rather than the commercial realities of modern day practice. The popular novels...

    Notts vet scoops BVA photography prize for talking sheep

    Jennifer Dykes, a small animal, Nottinghamshire based veterinary surgeon, has won first prize in the 'All creatures great and small' category of the BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition. This year's competition saw over 400...

    Nominations now sought for 2020 RCVS Honours & Awards

    The RCVS is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Honours & Awards, celebrating the achievements of veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and laypeople who are doing extraordinary work for the benefit of animal health and welfare, the veterinary...

    Virbac launches VeggieDent in single chew packs

    Virbac has launched VeggieDent FR3SH Dental Chews in single chew packs presented in display boxes which offer veterinary practices another opportunity to promote oral healthcare to dog owners. The company says that its own market research has found...

    New study finds Persian cats at high risk of health problems

    New research by the Royal Veterinary College in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh has found that almost two thirds of Persian cats suffer from at least one health condition 1 . There are an estimated 100,000 Persian cats in the UK, popular...

    Dechra launches injectable xylazine solution for cattle, horses, cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Nerfasin vet, an injectable xylazine solution licensed for sedation and premedication prior to general anaesthesia in cattle, horses, cats and dogs. Nerfasin vet is available in two concentrations - a 100 mg...

    RCVS announces plan for review of ‘under care’ and 24/7 guidance

    The RCVS has published details about its plans for a comprehensive review of its guidance to the veterinary profession on ‘under care’ and out-of-hours emergency cover, including a broad timetable for evidence gathering, policy drafting, and...

    Forte launches a dexamethasone injection

    Forte Healthcare has launched Dexafast 2mg/ml , a dexamethasone solution for injection for horses, cattle, pigs, dogs and cats. Dexafast is an injectable corticosteroid with potent, medium-acting, anti-inflammatory activity, indicated for the treatment...

    Essex referral centre gets go ahead for 40,000 square foot site

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex has been given approval by planners to convert a 40,000 sq ft site just down the road from its current premises into what will be one of the UK’s largest referral centres. The £11m project, which...

    Independent practices invited to join collaborative group

    XLVets , the collaborative group of independent veterinary practices, is inviting independent vets to come to one of three national meetings it is holding at Chesford Grange in Kenilworth to explain the benefits of joining the group. The small animal...

    Ceva launches practice marketing materials for fireworks and party season

    Ceva Animal Health has launched new marketing support materials to help practices raise awareness of Adaptil and Feliway in the run up to the fireworks and party season. The materials include eye-catching waiting room bunting, wall displays, posters...

    New survey to explore vet nurses' professional use of social media

    VetNurse.co.uk has launched a new survey of vet nurses designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of social media as a professional tool, and what more could be done to help the profession collaborate more effectively. Probably the two most...

    Defra launches Brexit video for vet practices to share with pet owners

    Defra has produced a video offering official advice for pet owners that want to travel with their pet in the event of a no deal Brexit. The video has now been published on Youtube, from where veterinary practices might like to share it with clients...

    New injectable acepromazine for horses

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Tranquinervin, an injectable acepromazine for horses. Tranquinervin, which contains 10 mg/ml acepromazine, is indicated for anaesthetic premedication, tranquilisation and sedation. Emma Jennings, Brand Manager...

    Medivet clients make 1M donations towards rhino campaign

    Medivet reports that its Saving the Rhino Campaign has now received a very impressive one million donations from its clients, raising £500,000 in the process. The campaign uses Pennies , the digital charitable giving system which invites you...

    New research identifies the most common illnesses suffered by Westies

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced the results of the world's largest study of West Highland White Terriers 1 , which identified both the most common illnesses suffered by the breed and the most common causes of death. The VetCompass study...

    Alex German to host obesity management webinar

    Alex German BVSc PhD DipECVIM-CA SHFEA, FRCVS, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool is hosting a Royal Canin webinar on the challenges around canine and feline obesity management on Tuesday September 24 th . Royal Canin...
  • Vet nurse brings pilates to your practice

    Veterinary nurse and ex practice owner Kate Bartels has launched Practice Pilates, offering pilates sessions for veterinary teams to help both their physical and mental wellbeing. Kate, who has worked in practice for 30 years, said: "Pilates does...

    York-based vet suspended for dishonest horse passports and falsifying clinical records

    York-based Dr Michael Richard Jones has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for two months, for making dishonest entries in horse passports and subsequently making dishonest entries in the same horses’ clinical records. The Disciplinary...

    Cardiff practice first to achieve gold for rabbit care in Wales

    Valley Veterinary Hospital in Cardiff has been awarded the first Gold Standard Award for rabbit care in Wales by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF). There are only 11 other practices in the UK that hold the Gold Standard Award for rabbit...

    Survey finds guinea pig owners are conscientious

    Burgess Pet Care has announced the results of its Great British Guinea Pig Census, which has found that in general, guinea pig owners are good at caring for their pets. Encouragingly, 88% of the 5046 people surveyed said they keep guinea pigs in groups...

    New otitis externa information resource

    Elanco Animal Health has launched the Osurnia Ear Health Hub, a canine otitis externa information and support resource for veterinary professionals. The Osurnia Ear Health Hub includes information about the treatment of canine otitis externa from dermatologists...