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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:02 AM - 0 Comments

RVC seeks 3000 owners for equine laminitis study

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The Royal Veterinary College and the Animal Health Trust are trying to recruit 3000 horse and pony owners to take part in 'CARE about laminitis', a web-based research project that aims to reduce the threat caused by laminitis. The four-year study...
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:30 AM - 0 Comments

Vygon Vet launches time-saving 'procedure packs'

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Vygon Vet has launched two new 'procedure packs' containing disposable essentials for unblocking a tomcat or performing a spay or minor surgery. The KatKath Urinary Catheter Insertion Pack contains a catheter, a drape towel, polypropylene suture...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:03 AM - 1 Comments -

RCVS honours first veterinary surgeon killed in WW1

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The first MRCVS to be killed in the First World War has been honoured with a portrait at the College's offices in Belgravia House - 100 years after his death. The portrait of Lieutenant Vincent Fox, who was from Dundalk, Co Louth, and was an alumnus...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 8:26 AM - 0 Comments

Petplan opens nominations for 2015 Veterinary Awards

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Petplan has announced that nominations for its 2015 Veterinary Awards will open on 1st September 2014. The awards, which are designed to recognise members of the veterinary profession who have gone 'above and beyond' in their daily roles, will...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:02 AM - 0 Comments

Advanced Practitioner applications to be accepted from September

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The RCVS has announced that it will start to accept the first applications for the new Advanced Practitioner status from the start of September. The new accreditation status represents a 'middle tier' between veterinary surgeons holding an initial...
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 9:27 AM - 0 Comments

CVS acquires landmark 100th practice

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , CVS has announced its acquisition of the West End Veterinary Partnership, an Edinburgh-based veterinary practice, bringing the number of practice groups owned by the company to 100, operating out of 267 sites across the UK. West End Vets employs around...
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 9:18 AM - 0 Comments

Tonight: vets join Channel Four team to reveal secret life of dogs

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Veterinary scientist, Dr Alex German and veterinary nurse, Shelley Holden are joining presenter and vet, Mark Evans in a new Channel Four series exploring the secret life of dogs, the first of which airs tonight at 8:00pm. The three-part series looks...
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 8:32 AM - 0 Comments

Kennel Club asks vets to support obesity campaign

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The Kennel Club is calling on the profession to support Get Fit With Fido , its new campaign to help tackle the growing dog obesity crisis by educating owners about the range of different ways to get fit with their dogs.. In addition to the education...
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 8:03 AM - 2 Comments

Are vets pricing themselves out of the market?

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , Two analyses of the pet insurance market have been published this week, which together suggest that veterinary practices may be starting to price themselves out of the market. Both reports are titled Pet Insurance 2014 . In the first, published by Key...
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 2:37 PM - 0 Comments

Equine vets invited to launch of latest flu vaccine

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Merial is inviting all equine veterinary surgeons that are going to BEVA Congress this year to the launch of updated ProteqFlu, its equine flu vaccine which now includes protection against the latest Clade 2 strains, including Richmond 07. Speakers at...
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