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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 6:20 PM - 0 Comments

RCVS listens to concerns over postnominals

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS Operational Board has announced that it will ask Council to review its decision to remove postgraduate postnominals from the Register, following the largely negative response from the profession to the idea, including a petition from Derbyshire...
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 3:34 PM - 0 Comments

Bayer launches new Drontal marketing campaign

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Bayer Animal Health has launched a new marketing campaign for Drontal that celebrates the special roles pets play in people's lives. As part of the campaign, the company has carried out research amongst 2,000 cat and dog owners to discover how owning...
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 1:52 PM - 0 Comments -

BAVECC survey supports clarification / amendment of CoPC on OOH home visits

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The British Association of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care has released the results of a survey into practitioners attitudes to 24-7 and OOH home visits. 360 veterinary surgeons took part in the survey, nearly all of whom have been practising...
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 8:52 AM - 0 Comments

Eli Lilly to buy Novartis Animal Health

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Eli Lilly and Company , which owns Elanco Animal Health , has announced an agreement to acquire Novartis Animal Health for approximately $5.4 billion in cash. Lilly says that on completion of the deal, Elanco will be the second-largest animal health company...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 8:03 AM - 4 Comments

Derbyshire vet petitions RCVS for retention of post-nominals on the Register

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Derbyshire surgeon Victoria Lilley BVSc CertSAM MRCVS has launched a petition calling on the RCVS to abandon its plans to remove Certificate and Diploma holders' post nominals from the RCVS Register at www.rcvs.org.uk . Under the current plan, which...
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 3:48 PM - 2 Comments

Privy Council overturns DC decision to strike off Leeds vet

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The Privy Council has overturned an RCVS Disciplinary Committee to strike Leeds-based Dr Gary Samuel MRCVS from the Register following his conviction for theft, common assault and a public order offence at Cardiff Magistrates' Court in November 2011...
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00 AM - 0 Comments

Vets and nurses urged to 'Think Rabbit'

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Supreme Petfoods is calling on veterinary surgeons and nurses to take part in its 'Think Rabbit Month' campaign coming up in May. The campaign is designed to attract more rabbit and guinea pig owners into practices. Over 500 UK vet practices took...
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:00 AM - 0 Comments

WSAVA calls for vets and nurses to help in Africa

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The WSAVA is calling on veterinary surgeons and nurses to volunteer to help with outreach projects in Africa in September 2014. The projects are part of a new initiative from WSAVA called the 'WSAVA Global Outreach', which is designed to help...
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:36 AM - 1 Comments

BSAVA Congress has another record-breaking year

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The BSAVA has released the final figures showing that 6,331 veterinary surgeons, nurses, practice managers and students attended the event, up from 6,178 in 2013. Outgoing BSAVA President Professor Michael Day was delighted that so many attended. He said...
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 1:29 PM - 0 Comments

Petplan announces winners of Veterinary Awards

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Petplan has announced the winners of its annual Veterinary Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate staff and practices throughout the country who have delivered an exceptional level of care, going above and beyond the call of duty in keeping the nation's...
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