Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    Kate Richards to become next RCVS President, completing all-female line up

    Kate Richards has been elected by RCVS Council to become its Junior Vice President with immediate effect and President from July. Kate’s election means that, come July and subject to ratification by RCVS Council, the offices of RCVS President, Senior...

    BEVA Congress returns to Birmingham in September

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced that its Congress, Europe’s largest equine veterinary event, will take place from 4 th to the 7 th September 2021 at the ICC, Birmingham. The event, which was cancelled last year because of the...

    Canaural returns

    Dechra has announced the return of Canaural, a treatment for otitis externa, to the veterinary market. Canaural contains fusidic acid, framycetin and nystatin for their antibacterial and antifungal effects against the most common organisms associated...

    New campaign to help vet practices support owners of older pets

    Animalcare, the maker of Thiamacare, has launched ‘Make Senior Easier’ a new campaign designed to help improve the quality of life of older pets by helping practices enhance their level of care and educating owners how they can maintain their pet's wellbeing...

    New treatments for osteoarthritis pain in dogs and cats

    Zoetis has launched two, monthly treatments for osteoarthritis pain: Librela for dogs and Solensia for cats. Zoetis says Librela (bedinvetmab) and Solensia (frunevetmab) work differently from NSAIDs, the current standard of care, by specifically targeting...

    Seven hardest conditions for vets to manage in a pandemic

    Buckinghamshire-based Hamilton Specialist Referrals has published the results of a survey of GP vets which reveals which conditions they have found harder to manage during the pandemic. 60 vets took part in the survey. 80% believed they had seen an...

    New separation anxiety leaflet to help dogs out of lockdown

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Adaptil, has launched a new leaflet on separation anxiety to help ease dogs out of lockdown. The new leaflet, ‘Separation anxiety as a result of the pandemic. What can you do?’, was written in collaboration with clinical...

    Animalcare sets up new company for its chip business

    Animalcare has set up a new company called identicare to operate its identibase pet database and identichip microchip business. The company says the reason for the change is so that it can dedicate additional resources to the business. Samantha Williamson...

    Vets Now announces 2021 ECC CPD programme for vet nurses

    Vets Now has announced the programme for its ECC Bitesize Live series of online CPD lectures for veterinary surgeons and nurses. The specialist-led lectures will start on 5th May and run until October 2021, with a session every couple of weeks, alternating...

    New exotics resource for vet nurses

    A group of exotics vets have come together to create Just Exotic, a new resource for veterinary nurses and students who want to broaden their exotic species knowledge. The brainchild of Sonya Miles CertAVP(ZM), CertAqV, MRCVS, Just Exotic ( www.justexotics...

    New Specialist-led parenteral nutrition service in the Midlands

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has launched a parenteral nutrition referral service. The service is being led by Isuru Gajanayake, a board-certified specialist in veterinary nutrition. He said: “Since launching our clinical...

    Free new anaesthesia CPD platform

    Jurox (UK) Limited has launched the Anaesthesia Academy CPD platform to help veterinary nurses refresh their knowledge on premedicating patients, and to improve induction, maintenance and recovery protocols. The course counts for four hours CPD, split...

    New initiative to help practices help new puppy owners

    Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has launched ‘Relax, it’s a Puppy Thing’, a new initiative designed to bond new puppy owners to their veterinary practice and encourage them to develop good preventative healthcare habits. The company says that by...

    Herefordshire vet heads to the Maldives to save the turtles

    Herefordshire-based Alex McGhee MRCVS, a business intelligence manager at Linnaeus, has headed off to the Maldives to help save endangered sea turtles. Alex is applying the data science he uses in his day job to help local vets at the Olive Ridley...

    Place on Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner course up for grabs

    The Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning (VAHL) has launched a competition in which one veterinary nurse will win a place on its Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner course, valued at £5650. The course is comprised of five modules, four of...

    Vet nurses' phones and tablets found contaminated with Staphylococci

    A new study, published open access in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), found that 68% of portable electronic devices (PEDs) used by veterinary staff were contaminated with Staphylococci, including both vancomycin and oxacillin...

    Vet nurses invited to nominate inspirational figures from the equine veterinary community

    The British Equine Veterinary Association is inviting members to help celebrate people who've made a mark on the profession, by nominating them for a place in a new showcase of 60 influential figures. To nominate someone for inclusion in the showcase...

    New veterinary bone graft substitute

    TheraVet S.A., a Belgian company which specialises in the management of osteoarticular diseases in pets, has announced the launch of Biocera-Vet, an injectable bone substitute for use in orthopaedic surgery. The company says that despite the development...

    Dechra launches injectable emetic for dogs

    Dechra has launched Apovomin, an injectable apomorphine to induce vomiting in dogs that have ingested poisons or toxins. Apovomin is effective after a single injection, with results in two to fifteen minutes. Apovomin has the active substance apomorphine...
  • RCVS to move headquarters offshore

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that the RCVS has completed the sale of its offices in Westminster, the College has now announced plans to move its headquarters offshore. In a statement issued this morning, the College explained that a...
  • RCVS completes sale of its London offices

    The RCVS has completed the sale of its Westminster offices to a private investor for £14m. The deal includes an option for the College to lease the building for up to two years to give it time to consider its options for the future, and how they may...
  • New accredited veterinary CPD

    Premier Vet Alliance, the provider of preventative health plans and home delivery services, is to launch a new training course which, for the first time, it has had accredited by The CPD Standards Office. The new course is called ‘New staff training...

    Survey finds practice cash-flow improving

    The RCVS has published its sixth Covid impact survey, finding that despite continuing lockdown conditions, the situation has been improving in terms of staffing levels and practice cash-flow. 201 practices took part in the survey between 25th February...

    RCVS publishes Covid recovery guidance

    The RCVS is publishing new Covid recovery guidance for the veterinary professions in the UK. The new guidance, which can be found at www.rcvs.org.uk/coronavirus , will gradually replace the current emergency guidance and aims to help veterinary practices...

    Practices giving owners bad advice about kennel cough

    MSD Animal Health, the maker of Nobivac Respira Bb, has published the results of new research which showed that veterinary practices are not giving owners clear advice about the need for vaccination against canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD...