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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 4:44 PM - 0 Comments

New social media guidance for vets and nurses

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The RCVS has published new guidance for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on the use of social media and online forums, such as those on VetSurgeon.org and VetNurse.co.uk. The guidance sets out the professional standards expected of veterinary...
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 2:10 PM - 0 Comments

Ceva launches flavoured antibiotic

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Ceva has announced the launch of Zodon ® , a flavoured clindamycin for dogs and cats. Zodon is the only veterinary licensed flavoured clindamycin available in the UK. Zodon is indicated for the treatment of infected wounds and abscesses in cats and...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 2:04 PM - 0 Comments

RCVS publishes new fitness to practise guidance for veterinary students

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The RCVS has published Fitness to Practise - A Guide for UK Veterinary Schools and Veterinary Students, a guide for veterinary students which aims to introduce them to the concept of fitness to practise and help prepare them for professional life. The...
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 3:36 PM - 0 Comments -

BVA & RCVS launch forward-thinking initiative

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The RCVS and the BVA have announced the launch of Vet Futures, a jointly funded initiative designed to stimulate discussion about the future of the profession, and help its members prepare for and shape it. The initiative will draw on the experience and...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:25 AM - 0 Comments

Dechra launches ciclosporin treatment for canine atopic dermatitis

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Sporimune ( ciclosporin), licensed for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Roger Brown, Senior Brand Manager at Dechra Veterinary Products, said: "Around 20% of all small animal...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 8:22 AM - 0 Comments

SPVS vet salaries survey shows gender pay gap closing

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) has published its 2014 Salaries Survey which showed that the gender pay gap has closed from 15% last year to 10.8% this. However, the association notes that this is still slightly higher than the gap...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 8:13 PM - 0 Comments

New canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Vétoquinol (maker of Propalin) has announced the launch of a new canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners. canineui.co.uk contains information about the causes, diagnostic methods and treatment options for canine urinary incontinence...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 8:45 AM - 0 Comments

RCVS publishes Nov 2014 Council meeting summary

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has published a summary of the goings on at its 6 November meeting. Amongst other things, Council agreed to continue to display postnominals in the Register, undertake a consultation on whether members should be able to use the courtesy title...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 6:31 PM - 0 Comments

New initiative to promote hygiene amongst exotic pet keepers

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , The Emergent Disease Foundation , One Health Initiative , Worldwide Veterinary Service , and UNISON have collaborated to launch Exotic pets: Reducing the of risk of human infection , a new leaflet which explains the hygiene measures that keepers of exotic...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 4:48 PM - 0 Comments

RCVS carries out first audit of CPD for vets

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The RCVS has announced that it is carrying out an audit of continuing professional development (CPD) for vets in order to monitor compliance and gauge what type of activities they are engaging in. Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, introduced...
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