Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    Next BSAVA Congress will be a hybrid affair

    The BSAVA has announced that its next Congress (Thursday 24th March – Saturday 26th March in Manchester) will be a hybrid event, with delegates being able to attend in person, or online through an interactive virtual platform. BSAVA’s new Congress...

    Vet nurses say bullying and incivility are serious problems in the vet profession

    Building on research undertaken by VetNurse.co.uk and VetSurgeon.org in 2017, the RCVS Mind Matters initiative has published the results of a survey which found that 96% of student and newly qualified veterinary nurses feel that bullying and incivility...

    RCVS to hold summit to address veterinary workforce issues

    The RCVS will be holding a summit meeting this autumn to examine the issues surrounding veterinary workforce shortages and develop solutions. The meeting follows growing concerns expressed both within the profession and in the national media about...

    New study gives insight into hepatobiliary disease in dogs

    The Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) has published the first study to document the histopathological frequency of hepatobiliary diseases in a large cohort of dogs in the United Kingdom. The researchers hope that the study will help to increase...

    New ECC service at Hampshire referral centre

    Winchester-based Anderson Moores has launched an emergency and critical care service after recruiting Adam Mugford, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and an RCVS specialist in ECC to its team. Adam graduated...

    Nancy McLaughlin RVN wins 'Best Picture'

    www.youtube.com/watch A short film made by 4th year BSc RVN, Nancy McLaughlin, has won first prize in a competition held by VetNurse.co.uk and Training Progress. In the film, Nancy demonstrates how to use the towel wrap restraint method on a cat...

    New partnership gives CVS nurses access to BSAVA library

    The BSAVA has announced a three-year partnership with CVS which will give all of the group's employees access to the Association's online library. Sarah Fitzpatrick, Head of Partnerships and Events at BSAVA said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working...

    Registrations open for RCVS symposium on veterinary mental health

    The RCVS has announced that its third Mind Matters Mental Health Research Symposium will take place live online from 10am on Wednesday 24 November, and is now open for registration. Professor Susan Dawson (pictured right), Chair of the Mind Matters...

    New BSAVA socialisation advice for vet nurses to give puppy owners

    The BSAVA has put together a Q&A and top tips about puppy socialisation for vet nurses to give clients as they emerge from lockdown. The BSAVA says it has produced the leaflet because of fears that so many of the puppies bought during lockdown will...

    New dexamethasone presentation for cats and dogs

    Dechra has launched Dexacortone (dexamethasone 0.5 mg and 2 mg), a long-acting glucocorticosteroid for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and allergic conditions in cats and dogs. Dechra says that Dexacortone, which is presented as a flavoured...

    Cambridge referral centre to offer open-heart surgery in dogs

    Cambridge-based Dick White Referrals (DWR) is to become one of only a handful of sites globally to offer open-heart surgery in small animals. The referral centre has invested in a new heart and lung machine, and an oxygen cage, and is expected to take...

    Nominate your top veterinary nurse 2021

    Blue Cross is inviting veterinary teams to nominate their ‘Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2021‘ by Monday 20th September 2021. The award is to recognise the dedication of the country’s veterinary nurses and the support they give to their veterinary teams...

    IVC expands exclusive range of veterinary products

    IVC Evidensia has launched the latest in a series of products developed in collaboration with various partners for the exclusive use of its practices. AniDent is a dental care range for cats and dogs - a rinse, a toothpaste and a gel - created with...

    Vet practices: Your neutering data needed

    RCVS Knowledge is calling for all veterinary teams performing neutering in dogs, cats, and rabbits to submit their data to the National Audit for Small Animal Neutering (NASAN) on the vetAUDIT website before the 15th of October. The NASAN is an audit...

    70% of pet owners' calls to vets at night are unnecessary

    A survey carried out by VetSurgeon.org and VetNurse.co.uk has found that over 70% of the calls from pet owners to veterinary surgeons after hours are unnecessary. For the survey, veterinary surgeons and nurses were asked: "Thinking about the last time...

    New Contagious Canine Cough campaign

    MSD Animal Health, the maker of Nobivac(r) Respira Bb, has launched a new risk assessment campaign for Contagious Canine Cough (CCC), to direct dog owners to ask their local vet for protection. The company says that with an estimated 3.2 million UK...

    IVC steps up support for vet nurses doing clinical research

    IVC Evidensia has announced plans to expand its support for those of its vet nurses who want to do clinical research work. The company has set up the Group Veterinary Medical Board (GVMB) Research Fund to offer practical support and financial assistance...

    New otitis podcast from Dechra

    Dechra Veterinary Products has published a new podcast for vet nurses about treating animals with otitis. In the 15 minute podcast, Carolyn Kyte, a vet in general practice, talks to Natalie Barnard, a veterinary dermatology specialist from Highcroft...

    Tim Harrison to launch new veterinary group

    Tim Harrison, who with his father Craig built White Cross Vets into a 20-practice group across the North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, has announced plans to launch a new independent practice group. Harrison Family Vets opened its first...

    Quick poll: Was your last OOH call an emergency?

    VetSurgeon.org and VetNurse.co.uk are holding a quick snap survey of vets and nurses to discover what percentage of calls made to veterinary general practices out of hours are genuine emergencies, what percentage could wait (or should have been seen...

    Study calls for new equine obesity and laminitis guidelines

    A new study, conducted by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in collaboration with the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, has identified the impact of the pandemic on equine welfare and called for new guidelines for use in the event of future pandemics...

    IVC launches Equine Vets

    www.youtube.com/watch IVC Evidensia has launched Equine Vets, a new brand to encompass its network of nearly 300 equine vets. IVC says the new brand will allow better communication for equine teams within the IVC Evidensia group as well as collaboration...
  • Veterinary crisis hits ITV News

    www.youtube.com/watch ITV News has reported how the shortage of veterinary surgeons is now causing owners in Wales to have to travel further and further afield in search of care. The report also revealed the devastating impact on overworked veterinary...

    Lydaxx 100 mg/ml solution recalled

    Vetoquinol has initiated a Class I recall of Lydaxx 100 mg/ml solution for injection, an antibiotic for cattle, pigs and sheep. The company initiated the recall after identifying a potential for the sterility/stability of the product to be compromised...

    Tim Davies appointed CVO at Guide Dogs

    Tim Davies BVSc CertSAS MRCVS has been appointed as Chief Veterinary Officer at Guide Dogs. Tim was the principal veterinary surgeon at Nine Mile Veterinary Group in Wokingham, Berkshire, from its opening in 1985. He grew the business from one vet...