Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    New study supports regular proteinuria monitoring during masitinib treatment

    The Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) has published a new study which it says supports the use of weekly proteinuria monitoring during the first month of masitinib treatment for neoplasia. The study, titled “Development and progression of proteinuria...

    Ketofen 10% solution for injection recalled

    Ceva Animal Health Ltd has initiated a Class II recall of Ketofen 10% Solution for Injection, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory licensed for the treatment of cattle, pigs, horses and other equidae. The recall was initiated because a visual inspection...

    Vet nurses invited to register for wellbeing programme

    The RCVS is inviting veterinary professionals to register for its free new Mind Matters mental health and wellbeing app ahead of its launch early this autumn. The new Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) Kite App is the result of a collaboration with The...

    New pet food business model for vet practices

    Virbac has launched a new pet food business model designed to help veterinary practices adapt, retain and increase their revenue from pet food sales. Virbac points to how the pandemic has caused a fundamental shift in consumer shopping habits, with...

    Once in a lifetime opportunity for vet nursing assistants!

    The Dick White Academy, part of the eponymous referral centre, is offering 18 places on its inaugural online apprenticeship course for veterinary nursing assistants, to gain a VetSkill Level 2 Certificate in Veterinary Care Support. The course is open...

    IVC plans to shake up London Vet Show

    IVC Evidensia has announced plans to shake up the traditional lecture format at the London Vet Show, taking place at the ExCel on 11th-12th November. Instead of the traditional format, where one expert, perhaps two, come and lecture on a subject, IVC...
  • Clever use for covid kit #1

    Eastcott Veterinary Referrals has found an imaginative use for the perspex safety screens introduced at the start of the pandemic: for patient restraint. Specifically, they're using them as a sheep race of sorts, for patient restraint during fluoroscopic...

    Essex vet struck off for 'wilful disregard' of the RCVS

    Andrew Michael Dobson MRCVS has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after it found that he had carried out an act of veterinary certification while off the Register, failed to have professional indemnity insurance, then failed to respond...
  • Gloucestershire referral centre installs 'game changing' MRI

    Rowe Vet Referrals has installed a brand new 3.0T MRI scanner which it describes as game changing to the service it can offer referring practices. Rowe Referrals, part of IVC Evidensia Referrals, was one of the very first practices to have an onsite...

    There is such a thing as a free lunch

    Animalcare is offering veterinary practices free 'lunch and learn' sessions about its recently launched canine osteoarthritis (OA) treatment, Daxocox. Animalcare Marketing Manager, James Beaumont said: “Practice life is busier than ever and we know...

    Boehringher launches Nexgard Combo spot on for cats

    Boehringer Ingelheim has launched NexGard Combo spot-on, billed as the first and only broad-spectrum parasiticide to treat cats for fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms and tapeworms. NexGard Combo is a systemic isoxazoline-based endectocide designed...

    New equine antibiotic powder designed to reduce under-dosing

    Dechra has launched Equibactin Powder (25mg sulfadiazine and 5mg trimethoprim), a new antibiotic powder designed to help prevent the under-dosing of larger horses being treated for bacterial infections. Equibactin oral powder comes in a 60g sachet...

    New veterinary PCR tests

    Horiba UK has launched over 30 new pathogen PCR tests for its Pockit Central in-house veterinary PCR analyser. Pockit Central is a benchtop analyser which completes tests in 85 minutes. The new PCR tests include: Lyme disease, Dirofilaria immitis...

    Canine arthritis charity to hold virtual Big Walks

    Canine Arthritis Management, the charity set up by Hannah Capon MRCVS, is to hold a series of virtual walks throughout September to raise awareness of all the things that arthritic dogs can do. The virtual walks come in the form of a 30 day series...

    Vet nurses invited to apply for a Quality Improvement award

    RCVS Knowledge is inviting applications from veterinary nurses for this year's Knowledge Awards, which celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams who are championing the use of Quality Improvement (QI) methodology in their work. The awards...

    30 places available on BSAVA’s Emotional Resilience Skills programme

    The BSAVA has reschedule its emotional resilience CPD courses, which were postponed because of the pandemic, to take place from September 2021 until March 2022. Emotional Resilience Skills for the Veterinary Profession , which the BSAVA presents in...

    MSD launches Summer Staycation pet parasites campaign

    MSD Animal Health has launched its Summer Staycation campaign with a range of resources to help veterinary practices keep their clients safe from parasites while holidaying in the UK. MSD says the Summer Staycation campaign is designed to support the...

    Medivet links up with BVRA to support Client Care Assistants

    Medivet has announced a partnership with the British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) to give all of its Client Care Assistants (CCAs) the chance to study for its Accredited Veterinary Receptionist (AVR) award. The award is designed to help...

    Jennifer Busby wins 2021 Louise O'Dwyer Scholarship

    Jennifer Busby RVN, an anaesthesia nurse at Dick White Referrals in Newmarket, has been announced as the recipient of Improve International’s 2021 Louise O’Dwyer Vet Nurse Scholarship. She has been awarded a place on the company’s Nurse Certificate...

    New Canine Cruciate Registry to help vets improve patient care

    RCVS Knowledge has launched the Canine Cruciate Registry, billed as a first of its kind in veterinary medicine, The Canine Cruciate Registry is a free, anonymised, data collection audit tool that will enable veterinary surgeons to share information...

    Three vet practice marketing agencies merge into one

    Veterinary digital marketing agency, VetsDigital, has announced it is merging with two other veterinary marketing companies, Vet Inflow and VetBoost. The three companies will now offer their services, which include marketing strategy, brand management...

    Virbac to host canine mast cell tumour webinars for vet nurses

    Virbac, manufacturer of Stelfonta , has announced that it will host a series of free webinars on the diagnosis of canine mast cell tumours, in collaboration with BattLab/Laboklin. The webinars will be presented by specialists in their respective fields;...

    Hill's launches KISS 4 Vets

    Hill's Pet Nutrition has launched KISS 4 Vets, a package of pet nutrition support to help practices as pet owners start coming back into practice. KISS (which stands for Knowledge, Information, Support and Sharing) will offer: In-Practice Training...

    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...