Veterinary News Headlines

    BEVA, BEF and BHA meet to find solutions to equine influenza vaccine shortage

    The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), British Equestrian (BEF) and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) are working together to assess and minimise the impact of a shortage of equine influenza vaccine. They say that they've been aware...

    New webinars to support veterinary mental health

    Royal Canin and Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify will be holding a month-long free CPD webinar series on mental health in the veterinary profession. The company says the webinars will equip veterinary professionals with strategies to strengthen wellbeing...

    Pet Eye Health Awareness Week returns in September

    TVM had announced that its annual Pet Eye Health Awareness Week will take place from 22nd-28th September this year, focusing on brachycephalic pets which are particularly prone to eye problems. To help practices make the most of the week, TVM is providing...

    Cost of living crisis hits horse owners

    The Blue Cross has released new figures which show that more horse owners may be struggling financially to keep their horse. So far this year the charity says it has received 144 requests from people asking for it to take in or help rehome their horse...

    Fat cats are the most pressing welfare problem

    The BVA has released the result of a survey of its members to identify what vets think are the most pressing welfare needs affecting cats in the UK. According to the Spring 2022 Voice of the Profession survey, one in four cats (24%) seen in practices...

    Vets want more flexible work

    The BVA is calling on veterinary practices to embrace flexible working after stats from its Autumn 2021 Voice of the Profession survey showed that 44% of vets would like to work more flexibly. With recruitment and retention issues in many sectors of...

    MSD launches calf health app for vets

    MSD Animal Health has launched a dairy calf heath checklist app, designed to help the veterinary professionals and farmers draw up action plans to improve calf health together. The app, which works on tablets and smartphones, allows vets to e-mail...

    Yumove launches dental care sticks for dogs

    Yumove, the joint supplement brand, has launched Dental Care Sticks - billed as "a uniquely effective, scientifically tested, new generation of daily dog dental care which will help support overall oral health in dogs of all ages". The company says...

    New stocks of Apoquel

    Zoetis has announced that all UK veterinary wholesalers have been supplied with stocks of the new chewable form of Apoquel (oclacitinib). Apoquel chewable tablets were approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) in November 2021. Apoquel...

    BEVA launches Recognised Internships

    BEVA has introduced Recognised Internships: a stamp of approval for high-quality internships that meet a set of core standards. The association says the new Recognised Internships significantly enhance its existing programme which just listed available...
  • Two Bristol graduates are the first home grown vets in ten years to become Official Veterinarians

    Lucy Blount and Rosanna Moss MsRCVS have become the first English vet school graduates to become Official Veterinarians (OVs) in a decade, after being appointed by Eville and Jones. Lucy and Rosanna have joined the business in hybrid positions as Novice...

    New feline health webinar series for vets

    Vita Animal Health has launched a series of feline webinars for vets, covering cardiac disease and management of geriatric cats. Presented by Louisa Graham PGcertVPS CertAVP(SAM) MRCVS (pictured right), the webinars offer two hours of CPD credits and...

    FirstVet partners with Petwise to offer unlimited veterinary consultations online

    FirstVet, the Swedish online veterinary consulting company, has announced a new partnership with Petwise through which customers of the insurer will have access to unlimited on-demand veterinary video consultations with UK-registered veterinary surgeons...

    RCVS to host new series of question times for vets

    RCVS is to hold a series of in-person and virtual question times, starting this autumn. The sessions will allow members of the profession to find out about upcoming College projects and put questions to the RCVS Officer Team, RCVS Council members and...

    Veterinary Management Group seeks new directors

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG), the professional association for people in leadership and management roles in the veterinary sector, is inviting applications for a number of places on its board. In particular, the association says it is looking...

    VETcpd Congress returns in September

    The VETcpd Congress is making a return this year, and will be held at Sandy Park on the outskirts of Exeter on 26th and 27th September. Organised by The Veterinary Edge in association with Simon Guiton of VETcpd, there will be three streams running...

    ISFM Feline Congress launches 30th July online

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is holding its annual congress online again in 2022, launching on 30th July at 1:30pm. This year’s theme is 'Feline Fine: how to create harmony between physical health and mental wellbeing in your...

    Specialist reports success with new technique for spinal malformations in dogs

    Dr Guillaume Leblond, an American Specialist in Neurology at North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley, Surrey, reports having 'remarkable' success using dorsal atlantoaxial stabilisation to treat spinal malformations in dogs. His most recent...

    RCVS launches final stage of Under Care Review

    The RCVS has begun the final stage of its review of the definition of ‘under care’ and the provision of 24/7 emergency cover, and is now consulting veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, students and the wider veterinary team on its proposed new guidance...

    Vets invited to cardiology roundtable with Prof Mike Herrtage

    Improve International is hosting a free online roundtable at which Professor Mike Herrtage and other leading lights from the field of small animal cardiology will share memorable cases and key clinical insights, on 27th July at 8:00pm. Mike, an RCVS...

    Canine Cruciate Registry's acceptance at medical research conference paves the way for further collaboration

    RCVS Knowledge and Amplitude Clinical Outcomes are celebrating the acceptance of a virtual poster about their Canine Cruciate Registry at the National Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Research Conference, paving the way for greater collaboration...

    Study identifies potential welfare concerns for privately kept snakes

    A study led by Bristol Veterinary School and published in Animal Welfare and has highlighted several potential welfare relating to how snakes are kept in private homes including issues with enclosure size, temperature and humidity. In the study 1 ...

    New awards for evidence-based approach to vet medicine

    RCVS Knowledge has announced two new categories for its annual awards, which are now open for applications. The awards, which which celebrate initiatives that advance the quality of veterinary care and demonstrate a commitment to using an evidence...

    New RCVS President promises to listen

    The new President of the RCVS), Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS, has promised to spend much of the year listening to veterinary professionals and communities across the UK, to better understand the issues affecting them. Melissa, who was invested at the RCVS...

    New talks to focus on post-pandemic issues facing vets

    WellVet has announced the launch of a new series of talks focussing on post-pandemic issues affecting veterinary professionals. The talks will be free to join live on Zoom, while being simultaneously streamed into the Vet Mums Facebook group. Following...