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    RCVS Council agrees to the working party proposals for future veterinary legislation

    Following a public consultation, the RCVS Council has voted to adopt all the proposals made by the RCVS Legislation Working Party concerning future veterinary legislation. The Legislative Reform Consultation took place between November 2020 and April...

    New resource to help vet nurses with the pastoral side of euthanasia

    The BSAVA has published a new collection of resources on the subject of end of life care and decision-making, with a particular focus on the pastoral aspects, to help support clients and the practice team. The collection draws together a selection...

    Veterinary dermatology guru launches own brand shampoo bars

    Sue Paterson FRCVS, the RCVS and European Dermatology Specialist, Past-President of the BSAVA and founder of Virtual Vet Derms has launched PetDerm shampoo soap bars. The new bars are designed specifically for owners who want a sustainable choice....

    Support service for vet nurses facing RCVS investigation

    The RCVS has launched an independent service to provide emotional support to veterinary nurses and surgeons who are under investigation by the College after a complaint about their professional conduct. The ProfCon Investigation Support (PCIS) service...

    Virbac launches ‘Lumps and Bumps’ toolkit for practices

    Virbac has launched a toolkit to help veterinary practices educate pet owners about the importance of checking their pet for abnormal lumps and bumps. The toolkit contains everything a practice needs to create its own lumps and bumps awareness campaign...

    BVDA offers new course: Essential Dentistry For Vet Nurses

    The BVDA has teamed up with IM3 to launch a new course to help veterinary surgeons improve their knowledge and practical skills in dentistry. The 2-day course, which includes both theory and practical sessions, will be taught by Sarah Ramsden RVN ...

    New atopy claim for Cortavance

    Virbac has announced that Cortavance, the topical steroid containing HCA, for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic skin disorders in dogs, is now licensed for the control of the symptoms associated with atopy. Virbac says HCA targets...

    Vet nurses invited to attend RCVS AGM online

    The RCVS is inviting all vet nurses to attend its Annual General Meeting, taking place online, on Friday, 9 July 2021. The proceedings will begin at 10am with the formal adoption by RCVS Council of the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020...

    Elanco launches Credelio Plus for oral flea, tick and worm control

    Elanco has announced the launch of Credelio Plus, a broad spectrum oral parasiticide for the control of fleas, ticks and worms in dogs. Credelio Plus is a palatable, chewy, monthly tablet which contains milbemycin oxime for the control of the gastrointestinal...

    Bolton vet given reprimand for clinical failings after meeting his undertakings to the DC

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded David Henry Eccles MRCVS and warned him about his future conduct after he admitted to clinical failings relating to his treatment of a cat. Mr Eccles had first appeared before the Disciplinary Committee...

    PSS requirements updated: General Practices need at least one RVN

    The RCVS Practice Standards Group (PSG) has published the results of its five-year review of the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), with major changes surrounding the role of nurses, clinical governance and staff health and wellbeing. From now on, accredited...

    Vets North Congress is back, in person

    Vets North, the regional veterinary congress, is set to return as a face-to-face event at Haydock Park Racecourse on 15-16 September 2021. The Congress, which is organised by Improve International, has separate streams for small animal medicine and...

    Purina puts £100K towards COVID sniffer dogs

    Purina has donated £100,000 to Medical Detection Dogs (MDD), to support the charity's training and potential deployment of COVID-19 sniffer dogs in public spaces. The company is also working with the UK charity to call for the creation of international...

    Animalcare dishes out free pots of Procanicare

    Animalcare is offering veterinary practices free pots of Procanicare, its GI support product for dogs. Procanicare contains three canine-specific strains of Lactobacillus bacteria, which the company says are proven to improve stool consistency, accelerate...

    Scotland to get first new vet school in 150 years

    Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has announced plans to create Scotland's first new vet school in 150 years, in Aberdeen. SRUC, which is the biggest provider of veterinary nursing, livestock husbandry and animal care training in Scotland, says it will...

    Animal handling supremo Melvyn Driver dies aged 80

    Melvyn Driver, the founder of MDC Exports who dedicated his life to the design and production of humane animal handling equipment, has died of natural causes aged 80. Melvyn was instrumental in shaping the success of the Trap, Neuter, Return, method...

    Free dermatology CPD for vet nurses

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of the Douxo S3 skincare range, is hosting a series of free dermatology CPD presentations for veterinary nurses. Titled Nurses and Dermatology – the Bite Sized Guide to Getting Started , the series is presented by Frances...

    New 'Munch and Learn' CPD for vet nurses

    Vetpol is hosting its first Munch & Learn Companion Animal CPD event for veterinary nurses and SQPs on Friday 10th September 2021, starting at 9:00am. A variety of speakers will presenting over the course of the day, including Wendy Nevins, Past-President...

    RCVS to host Zoom meetings for vet nurses to reflect on the challenges of Covid

    The RCVS ViVet innovation project is hosting a series of Zoom meetings which vet nurses are being encouraged to come and join, to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the delivery of veterinary services in the past few years and think about...

    Vets now required to scan healthy dogs for a rescue backup prior to euthanasia

    The RCVS has updated its Code of Professional Conduct to require that before euthanasing an otherwise healthy dog, veterinary surgeons must first scan the animal for the presence of a 'rescue backup'. The updated guidance follows a public campaign...

    Free dental CPD for vet nurses

    iM3 Dental has published a series of free dental CPD webinars for veterinary nurses, presented by the company's Northern Sales Manager, Sarah Cowan RVN. Sarah, who qualified from University College Dublin in 2009, spent 13 years in both mixed and small...

    Free wellbeing CPD session for vet nurses

    Helen Bye, Head Nurse at Cave Veterinary Specialists in Somerset, is hosting a free CPD session for veterinary nurses on the importance of wellbeing on Thursday, 27th May at 8pm via Microsoft Teams. During her presentation, Helen will be drawing on...

    Virbac takes on Clomicalm and Itrafungol

    Virbac has taken on Clomicalm, an aid to the treatment of separation related disorders in dogs and Itrafungol, for ringworm in cats. Clomicalm contains Clomipramine hydrochloride, a broad-spectrum tricyclic antidepressant that inhibits the neuronal...

    Vet nurses urged to take part in RCVS Under Care Review

    The RCVS is running a survey to get the views and opinions of UK veterinary surgeons about 24/7 emergency cover and the definition of 'under care'. The survey is the second stage of a three stage review recommended to RCVS Council by the College’s...

    Herefordshire vet rows to Antigua

    Simon Lyddon MRCVS, who runs Vine Tree Vets, an IVC practice in Ross-on-Wye, has completed a marathon voyage as one of a team rowing from the Canary Isles to Antigua.. The 12-strong crew, aged between 18 and 60, left Marina San Miguel, Tenerife on...