Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    New VetNurse.co.uk upgraded to offer nurses a better way to collaborate

    VetNurse.co.uk has been upgraded and refreshed to offer veterinary nurses a new and more professional but also more fun and rewarding way to share clinical information, knowledge and experience. Probably the most noticeable part of the upgrade is the...

    Cat charity HQ badly damaged in overnight blaze

    The Wiltshire headquarters of International Cat Care and the International Society of Feline Medicine were badly damaged in a fire last night. According to the charity, the fire broke out in an adjacent building in the early hours of the morning and...

    Microchipping Month starts with free CPD from Animalcare

    Animalcare is starting National Microchipping Month 2020 with "4 Essentials for Successful Pet Microchipping", a free webinar for veterinary professionals at 10:30am and 2:30pm on Wednesday 3 June. The 'Tea-Time Training' webinar will be led by Animalcare...

    International Cat Care launches Feline Wellbeing Panel

    iCatCare has launched the Feline Wellbeing Panel. The panel is an international coalition of experts who come from different professional backgrounds but who all specialise in some form in the mental wellbeing of cats. The purpose of the panel is...

    BVA urges practices to work in small teams to reduce impact of the contact tracing programme

    The BVA is urging veterinary professionals to continue working in small teams and support neighbouring practices to mitigate against coronavirus contact tracing programmes and ensure full geographical cover for veterinary services. BVA’s advice comes...

    WellVet Virtual does an encore

    WellVet Virtual, the day-long virtual wellness conference for veterinary professionals, has re-opened ticket sales for its recorded sessions after what the organisers describe as the 'overwhelming success of the event'. The conference, which was held...

    StreetVet shortlisted for international award

    StreetVet, the charity that delivers free veterinary services to dogs owned by the homeless, has been shortlisted for the Purina BetterwithPets Prize for its proposed Accredited Hostel Scheme. The BetterwithPets Prize invites entries from entrepreneurs...

    BSAVA PetSavers funds research into vaccine uptake and hesitancy

    The BSAVA charity, PetSavers is to fund a new research project at the University of Liverpool which will use SAVSNET data to investigate vaccine hesitancy and develop new strategies to improve vaccine uptake in companion animals. Research conducted...

    New POM spot-on ectoparasiticide for cats and dogs

    Krka has launched Prinocate (moxidectin and imidacloprid), a prescription-only spot-on ectoparasiticide for cats and dogs. According to the company, Prinocate contains the same combination of Moxidectin and Imidacloprid as Advocate. In dogs it is licensed...

    Herts referral centre says pandemic could make veterinary practice more efficient

    Hertfordshire-based Davies Veterinary Specialists reports that the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to implement various procedural changes which it now thinks may make the hospital more efficient in the future. One of the most significant changes...

    New study may help dog owners predict seizures

    A new study carried out at the Royal Veterinary College and published open access in the Veterinary Record 1 , has revealed various changes in the behaviour of dogs before a seizure, which may give owners advance warning and help them avoid triggers...

    Do you know a veterinary practice Wellbeing Star?

    Veterinary Surgeons have opened the 2020 Practice Wellbeing Star nominations to recognise those individuals who are helping to create a positive workplace environment even under the present difficult circumstances. The nominations allow practices to...

    New service allows all practices to offer home delivery

    Virtual Recall has announced the launch of OurVet.Shop, a new service through which practices can give clients a way to reorder and pay for medications and services from their vets , and have them delivered to their door or made ready for (contactless...

    UK’s first veterinary-licensed lactulose oral syrup

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Laxatract, the UK’s first veterinary-licensed lactulose oral syrup to tackle constipation in cats and dogs. Laxatract is indicated for the treatment of constipation and symptomatic treatment of diseases which...

    Ian Ramsey takes the helm at the BSAVA

    Professor Ian Ramsey BVSc, PhD, DSAM, DipECVIM-CA FHEA, FRCVS has taken up the position of President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) for 2020/2021. Ian graduated from the University of Liverpool and gained his PhD from the...

    RCVS updates coronavirus guidance

    The RCVS has published updates to its coronavirus guidance for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses, to reflect the developing situation and the latest guidance from the UK and devolved nation governments. On 9 April, the College published a flowchart...

    BVA and AVS ask practices not to take advantage of students and new grads during pandemic

    The British Veterinary Association and the Association of Student Vets are asking veterinary practices not to exploit recruitment fears caused by the coronavirus pandemic by offering unpaid or voluntary work to final year students and new graduates....

    Hill's launches three new Vet Essentials diets for cats and dogs

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition has added three new products to its Vet Essentials range for cats and dogs: Adult Dry, Adult Wet and No Grain. Exclusive to veterinary practices, the new range targets specific health concerns, allowing vets and nurses to offer...

    RCVS announces changes to review of 'under care', remote prescribing and OOH cover.

    As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the RCVS has announced various changes to the timetable for its review of ‘under care’, remote prescribing and 24/7 out-of-hours emergency cover. As part of its review, the College had planned a series of focus...
  • Leading Somerset referral practice launches VN training scheme

    Cave Veterinary Specialists near Taunton has become an RCVS-approved VN training centre and launched an in-house training scheme to develop the veterinary nurses of the future. The practice says its initial plan is to train two student nurses each...

    Coronavirus: vet practice turnover improving and fewer staff now in self-isolation

    The RCVS has published the report on its second survey on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on veterinary businesses, finding a small improvement on the situation last month. The survey was held between the 1st and 5th May and was sent to the...

    Animalcare launches UK's first equine omeprazole granules

    Animalcare has launched Equizol, the UK’s first omeprazole granule treatment for gastric ulcers in horses. The apple-flavoured, gastro-resistant granules can be mixed with dry feed to make administration easier for owners. Animalcare says that...

    Veterinary wellbeing event goes online for 2020

    WellVet, the annual event held to help veterinary professionals thrive and support each other, has announced the line up for this year's conference, which will be held online on Saturday 23rd May 2020. Five time European champion and British record...

    MSD launches telemedicine facility for practices

    MSD Animal Health has added a telemedicine system to its VetsDeliver platform which allows practices to set up online consultation rooms, hold online appointments on Zoom and charge owners in advance. To use the service, practices have to register...

    New research shows potential for MCT oil in treatment of canine epilepsy

    New research published open access in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine has concluded that supplementing diet with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil has the potential to reduce the number of seizures and improve the quality of life for dogs...