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    UK's first 'Community Interest' veterinary practice

    Animal Trust, a veterinary group with nine surgeries across Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales, has become the first and only practice registered as a community interest company, providing a bridge between commercial veterinary care...

    New campaign to support the 79% of vet nurses with chronic illness

    On the 1st August, the British Veterinary Nursing Association is launching the Chronic Illness Campaign, a 2-month campaign to raise awareness about chronic illness and conditions among veterinary nurses. The campaign comes after the Association carried...

    New campaign to get cats to the vet

    As part of International Cat Day on Sunday 8th August 2021, Zoetis is supporting a new campaign by iCatCare to help owners get their pets to the vet. The company points to research which showed that in the US, and despite the importance of annual health...

    New insurance covers pets with existing medical conditions

    Staysure Group has launched Petsure, a new insurance product which covers cats and dogs regardless of their pre-existing medical conditions. The company says most other providers have restrictions for older pets, commonly for dogs over the age of 8...

    RCVS celebrates veterinary nursing's Diamond Jubilee

    The RCVS has launched a series of events and activities to celebrate 60 years of veterinary nursing, including webinars, podcasts, an eBook looking at the history of veterinary nursing and an online Diamond Jubilee activities area. As well as marking...

    New research shows one dog every hour is a victim of intentional harm

    The RSPCA has released new figures which show that between 2016 and 2020, 63,881 incidents of intentional harm involving dogs were reported to the charity's cruelty line: 34 a day or more than one every hour across England and Wales. The figures, published...

    New initiative to drive research into pet chicken health and welfare

    The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is launching a forum to facilitate research into the welfare of pet chickens. According to the charity, hens have been badly neglected by the world of evidence-based academic research, with only two known papers...

    New derm service at Hampshire referral centre

    Hampshire-based Anderson Moores has launched a full-time dermatology service after being joined by Hilary O’Dair, an RCVS advanced practitioner in small animal dermatology. Hospital director David Walker said: “Ewan Ferguson has been providing our...

    RCVS updates standards for vet nurse training organisations

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has published an updated set of standards that detail the professional values, knowledge, skills and behaviours that need to be met by those responsible for training student veterinary nurses. The updated standards...

    BSAVA publishes 100th client drug information leaflet

    The BSAVA has now published its 100th drug information leaflet for clients. Its 103rd, to be precise. The association began to produce client information leaflets in 2011, to help its members provide information to clients about the safe use of the...

    Vet nurses urged to check feline blood pressure

    Ceva Animal Health is urging veterinary nurses to take feline blood pressure readings more often, after a study showed that 40% of cats over seven years old may be hypertensive. The statistic came to light as a result of Ceva's Mercury Challenge 1...

    TVM launches Vetbromide for dogs

    TVM UK has launched Vetbromide, the only potassium bromide formulation licensed for both adjunct AND monotherapy indications in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Vetbromide is presented as a 600mg double divisible tablet for both large and small dogs...

    Eminent equine vet struck off for fabricating Home Office letter

    The eminent equine vet, Dr Sue Dyson FRCVS, has been struck off for a series of dishonest statements and actions, including fabricating a letter from a fictitious Home Office Inspector, in order to have her research project published in an international...

    World-first double ankle replacement for a dog at County Durham referral centre

    Wear Referrals in County Durham has claimed a world-first double ankle replacement for a dog. The patient was a four-year-old Labrador called Vinny who, in 2019, became the first dog in the UK to receive a BioMedtrix canine ankle replacement system...

    VN Council Chair talks of bright future for the vet nursing profession

    VN Council Chair, Matthew Rendle, talked of a bright future for the veterinary nursing profession at the RCVS AGM last week. Matthew's address looked at the significance of 2021 as veterinary nursing’s Diamond Jubilee – representing 60 years since...

    Vet nurse to run half marathon dressed as a rhino

    Dan Sutcliffe, RVN and Area Manager for Medivet , is going to run the Great North Run half marathon in an inflatable rhino costume to raise funds for the Wilderness Foundation Africa's Forever Wild Rhino Protection initiative. Dan, who is a novice...

    Vets launch first digital identification and medical monitoring app for horses

    Equine vets Kevin and Jennifer Corley have launched EquiTrace, an app which allows trainers and vets to keep track of a horse’s health and identity with a quick scan of a chip. The app allows trainers to store and share medical records and treatment...

    New buprenorphine formulation for reduced injection site pain

    Jurox (UK) Limited has reformulated Buprelieve, its multidose buprenorphine analgesic for cats, dogs and horses to use the preservative benzethonium chloride, which the company says offers reduced injection site pain compared to formulations preserved...

    Free CPD webinar on canine breakthrough pain management

    Animalcare is hosting a free online CPD event about breakthrough pain management, presented by RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Matt Gurney on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 7pm (BST). The webinar is the first of several...

    DC rejects former vet's application for restoration for the ninth time

    Warwick John Seymour-Hamilton, a former veterinary surgeon who was struck off 27 years ago, has had his ninth application to be restored to the Register rejected on the basis that he would pose a risk to animal welfare if he were to practise as a veterinary...

    Boehringer launches recycling programme for Aservo EquiHaler

    Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a recycling programme for Aservo EquiHaler, its treatment for equine asthma symptoms. The company points to research which found that 89% of the veterinary profession wants to play a more active role in the sustainability...

    TVM launches joint supplement for dogs

    TVM UK has launched Locox TT, a joint supplement for dogs designed to support healthy joint function for continued mobility. The company says Locox TT has been developed to have high levels of EPA and DHA Omega-3, with independent lab analysis showing...

    Anglesey vet reprimanded for writing dishonest letter

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded Anglesey-based Louise Marie Henry MRCVS for writing a letter on behalf of a client that dishonestly certified incorrect details surrounding the death of a ewe. Dr Henry faced one charge, that in January...

    Vet and nurse launch new oncology referral service in Huddersfield

    Neil Palmer BVSc, MSc (Clin Onc), MRCVS and Kirsty Chippendale, Dip AVN, RVN have launched Cancer Care for Pets, an oncology referral service based out of Donaldson's Veterinary Group Hospital in Huddersfield. Cancer Care for Pets offers both clinical...

    Bookings open for Vets Now ECC congress

    Vets Now has opened the bookings for the UK’s for its emergency and critical care congress, which will take place online from 3rd to the 6th November 2021. 2021’s event will see over 70 hours of CPD across eight themes, with speakers including Megan...