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    Behaviour course added to BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Awards

    The BSAVA has added a behaviour course to its Veterinary Nurse Merit Awards (VNMA), in response to feedback from veterinary nurses. The new course equates to 50 CPD hours and is delivered entirely online to give busy vet nurses the flexibility to fit...

    Vet nurses, your profession needs you

    The RCVS is now inviting veterinary nurses to stand as candidates for VN Council in its 2020 elections. In next year's election, there are two places on Council for elected veterinary nurses, with successful candidates serving three year terms...

    Vet reprimanded after bribe conviction

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded a veterinary surgeon who'd fallen victim to a corrupt system and consequently bribed a professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine...

    New project aims to inform care of older dogs

    The BSAVA charity, PetSavers has awarded a Citizen Science research grant to support the development of a new tool to help veterinary professionals and pet owners work together to provide the best care to senior dogs. The grant has been awarded to...

    New probiotic point of sale materials from Purina

    Nestlé Purina PetCare has launched new point of sale materials for Fortiflora, its probiotic for cats and dogs. There's a complimentary counter top unit and pillow packs to help veterinary surgeons and nurses communicate the benefits of...

    Veterinary profession now fielding three candidates in the 2019 elections

    Neil Hudson MRCVS has announced that he is standing as the Conservative candidate for the Penrith and the Border constituency in this year's election, joining Danny Chambers MRCVS who is standing for the Liberal Democrats in North Cornwall, and Ian...

    New service to help vet practices compete on parasite control

    MSD Animal Health has launched VetsDeliver, a new service delivering parasite prescriptions direct from the veterinary practice to the pet owner’s home. Through the new service, which is designed to save clients' time and improve compliance...

    Veterinary profession unites behind evidence-based medicine

    15 of the major UK member organisations, vet schools and policy-making bodies have come together to affirm their commitment to veterinary medicine based on sound scientific principles, in a new publication produced by RCVS Knowledge and the charity Sense...
  • World officially mad as vets complain about student vets handling sheep for charitable calendar

    The Royal Veterinary College Principal, Stuart Reid has become embroiled in a row over its students' annual charity calendar, after a veterinary vegan group complained about the month that showed veterinary students handling sheep. The photograph...

    New campaign to raise awareness of PSS amongst animal owners

    The RCVS has launched ' Veterinary care from your kind of vets ', a new campaign to raise awareness of the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) amongst animal owners. The two-month campaign is comprised of a series of very polished videos which...

    BSAVA provides avian flu Q&A for clients with backyard poultry

    With Defra urging poultry owners to prepare for the increased risk of avian influenza over the winter months, the BSAVA has put together a Q&A so that veterinary professionals can offer the best advice to backyard poultry keepers. The association...

    New treatment for false pregnancy in dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Finilac for the treatment of false pregnancy in bitches. Dechra says Finilac inhibits prolactin secretion by the pituitary gland and therefore inhibits all prolactin-dependent processes, meaning it can also suppress...

    VN Council approves new accreditation standards for veterinary nursing qualifications

    The RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council has approved a new standards framework for veterinary nurse education which it says will allow for greater flexibility and innovation in how courses are delivered and a greater focus on student empowerment. The new...

    Two new client education posters from the PFMA

    The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) has produced two new waiting room posters: ‘Handling Commercial Raw Pet Food Safely’ and 'Importance of Hay in a Guinea Pig’s Diet'. The raw pet food poster gives owners guidance...

    Lesley Moore wins Louise O’Dwyer bursary

    Lesley Moore, a senior veterinary nurse at Vets Now’s Macclesfield clinic, has become the inaugural winner of a bursary in memory of the legendary vet nurse Louise O’Dwyer , who died earlier this year. Louise was one of the world’s...
  • Half of veterinary receptionists paid less than the Real Living Wage

    The British Veterinary Receptionist Association has announced the results of its second salary survey, which found that 50.3% of veterinary receptionists are being paid less than the voluntary Real Living Wage of £9.30 per hour (or £10.75...

    Vets' diagnostic accuracy not significantly impaired by viewing radiographs on smartphones

    A new study , published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), suggests that diagnostic accuracy is not significantly impaired by viewing radiographs on a smartphone 1 . It comes hot on the heels of the as-yet-unsubstantiated...

    Remote veterinary consultation provider secures €18.5M funding

    FirstVet , the Swedish startup remote veterinary consultation provider which launched in the UK earlier this year , has closed an €18.5M Series B funding round. FirstVet says the funding will enable it to expand its service globally, including...

    VMG announces dates for 2020 practice management workshops

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) has announced a series of regional workshops for those interested in achieving the Certificate of Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) next year. The CVPM is the industry-recognised professional examination for...

    New Caninsulin pet diabetes website

    MSD Animal Health has launched www.caninsulin.co.uk , a new Caninsulin pet diabetes website, together with additional support for veterinary practices. The website has been redesigned to help pet owners improve their understanding of the disease and...

    New look for Hill's Science Plan

    Hill's Pet Nutrition has introduced a new look for its Science Plan dog and cat range. The company says that the packs have been redesigned to make it easier for pet owners to identify the variety of products available. The new packaging has...

    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...