Veterinary Nursing News Headlines

    New booklet for vet nurses to give owners of pets with firework fears

    Ceva Animal Health has published a booklet for vet nurses to give pet owners, offering advice about desensitising cats and dogs to fireworks and loud noises. Long-term help for pet firework fears has been written by clinical pet behaviourist, Charlotte...

    BEVA president elect highlights plight of Ukrainian horses

    David Rendle, president elect of the British Equine Veterinary Association, is highlighting the plight of Ukrainian horses after returning from a trip to the Ukraine-Poland border to deliver veterinary supplies earlier this week. David says that whilst...

    RVC research reveals best toys to improve ferret welfare

    A new study from the Royal Veterinary College has revealed the best toys and housing for ferrets’ health and wellbeing. It is estimated that there are more than one million pet ferrets in the UK and a further 500,000 in the United States, but until...

    Krka launches palatable Milprazon wormer

    Krka has launched a palatable version of Milprazon, its broad-spectrum cat and dog wormer. Krka says Milprazon Chewable is the first wormer in its category with proven palatability for dogs based on EMA Testing Guidelines. In a study¹, more than...

    Animalcare launches Plaqtiv+ dental care range

    Animalcare has launched Plaqtiv+, a range of dental care products for cats and dogs designed to reduce the formation of calculus. The range includes a water additive which received a Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) approval after being shown...

    Gudrun Ravetz appointed Vets4Pets Head of Workplace Engagement

    Vets4Pets has appointed ex BVA and SPVS President Gudrun Ravetz as Head of Workplace Engagement. In addition to working as a clinician in private practice and for charity, Gudrun has worked in several veterinary-related roles in industry, both in management...

    New initiatives to empower vet nurses to challenge incivility in practice

    RCVS Mind Matters (MMI) is leading a series of initiatives that aim to tackle incivility in the workplace, empower vet nurses to challenge it, and encourage work environments that make employee wellbeing a priority. The College is currently collaborating...

    Fitpatrick charity to host One Medicine virtual seminar in May

    Humanimal Trust, the charity set up in 2014 by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is to host a virtual seminar about One Medicine on Friday 6 May 2022 with talks from leading human and animal medical professionals. Humanimal Trust is the only organisation...

    Vet suspended for making false statements about the value of exported flea and tick treatments

    Craig Mostert MRCVS has been suspended from the Register for 18 months by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after pleading guilty in the USA to providing false statements about exported flea and tick medicines and subsequently not declaring the conviction...

    Appeal to vet nurses to take part in new research into career happiness

    VetX International is appealing to veterinary nurses and students to take part in a new study into career happiness, stress and mental wellbeing amongst the veterinary workforce. The study, titled The Veterinary Employment, Engagement and Retention...

    One in four pet owners don't know their pet can develop cognitive dysfunction

    Vets4Pets has released the results of a consumer survey which found that more than a quarter of all cat and dog owners do not know their pet can develop cognitive dysfunction syndrome. Vets4Pets says research has shown that 28% of cats between 11 and...

    Dog ownership may have helped stave off depression during pandemic

    Purina Petcare has released the results of some research which suggests that the bond between dogs and their owners helped mitigate against some of the negative psychological impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the research, Purina questioned...

    More cases of Alabama Rot in the West Country

    Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has confirmed two more cases of the usually fatal cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), otherwise known as Alabama Rot. The two cases came from Bristol and Kingsbridge, Devon, taking the total number...

    New POM three-monthly parasiticide for cats

    Vetoquinol has launched Felpreva (POM-V), the only spot-on parasiticide for cats which provides three months’ protection against fleas and ticks plus treatment against roundworms, tapeworms and ear mites in a single dose. Felpreva contains emodepside...

    Tim Richardson MRCVS appointed Chief Operating Officer at Linnaeus

    Linnaeus has appointed Tim Richardson as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to becoming COO, Tim was Managing Director of three referral hospitals owned by Linnaeus – Davies Veterinary Specialists, London Veterinary Specialists and Southfields Veterinary...

    Free vet care for Ukrainian refugees' pets

    Humane Society International, an animal charity, has launched Vets for Ukrainian Pets, through which refugees can have access to free veterinary treatment in the UK and 38 European countries. Vets for Ukrainian Pets will cover the treatment costs of...

    Vet nurses urged to take part in Puppy Tooth Census

    VisioCare is calling on veterinary nurses and puppy owners to take part in its Puppy Tooth Census, a dental health initiative that aims to quantify the changing prevalence of dental conditions. The company says the results of the survey of puppy dental...

    Dick White Academy celebrates 94% pass rate in VetSkill L3 VN diploma exams

    The Dick White Academy is celebrating a 94% first-time pass rate for its students sitting the VetSkill L3 VN diploma exams, way above the national average of 75%. Academy principal Ali Heywood (pictured right) said: "We’re specifically set up to provide...

    Rabbit Awareness Week will start on 27th June

    The Rabbit Awareness Action Group, led by Burgess Pet Care, has announced that this year's Rabbit Awareness Week will start on the 27th June and focus on rabbits' environment. The 'Room For Rabbits' campaign follows research in which 38% of vets said...

    RCVS offers free training for vet nurses on civility, diversity, managing stress and inclusive leadership

    The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative has launched four free training courses for veterinary professionals, designed both to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and to improve workplace culture for the benefit of all. The courses are...

    Asda pet insurance customers to get free access to online vet consultations

    Vet-AI, the company behind the online veterinary consultation app, Joii, has announced a partnership with Markerstudy Broking, through which Asda Money pet insurance customers will get access to veterinary care via the app. Policyholders will get unlimited...

    Three new initiatives to support Ukraine

    The veterinary profession has started three new initiatives over the last few weeks to support Ukraine. Vets4Ukraine2022 is the brainchild of a group of twenty veterinary Specialists who are raising money by offering their knowledge and expertise in...

    Virbac launches reformulated Vet Aquadent FR3SH

    Virbac has reformulated Vet Aquadent, the solution used in daily drinking water to reduce plaque build-up in cats and dogs, with its FR3SH technology ingredients. The new ingredients include pomegranate, which Virbac says helps clean and control dental...

    New online medical veterinary nursing programme

    Improve International has launched an online version of its face-to-face Medical Nursing programme. The new course can lead to a Nurse Certificate (NCert), Veterinary Technician (VTCert) or Veterinary Paraprofessional Certificate (VPPCert) from the...

    RCVS launches neurodiversity resource hub

    The RCVS is marking Neurodiversity Celebration Week by launching a new ‘neurodiversity resource hub’ area of its website and adding new modules on the topic to its Mind Matters Initiative Kite App. Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative...