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    New feline hyperthyroid support materials for vets

    Animalcare has published new feline hyperthyroidism educational materials for veterinary surgeons developed in partnership with RCVS Feline Specialist, Sarah Caney. The materials include a 15-minute video in which Sarah (pictured right) gives her advice...

    Vetlife reports 25% increase in calls in 2020

    Vetlife reports that its helpline was contacted by 3,921 members of the veterinary profession in 2020, making it the charity's busiest year to date. The charity says that many of the calls and emails were linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Vetlife...

    Carprieve Injection recalled

    Norbrook Laboratories Ltd has initiated a precautionary Class 2 recall to veterinarian level for Carprieve 5% w/v Small Animal Solution for Injection as a result of finding a higher level of impurities than normal. The company has completed a health...

    New guide to surviving an RCVS disciplinary hearing

    Liz Law-Bartle MRCVS has written a new guide for veterinary surgeons: How to survive an RCVS hearing. In writing the guide, Liz has drawn upon her own experience of the disciplinary process to offer practical advice to others who find themselves in...

    Ceva launches Douxo S3 Pyo skincare pads

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Douxo S3 Pyo skincare pads for cats and dogs. The pads contain ophytrium and chlorhexidine at 3%. Ophytrium is a purified natural ingredient from Ophiopogon japonicus which, Ceva says, strengthens the mechanical skin...
  • Wiltshire referral centre treats world-first dual penis dog successfully

    Eastcott Veterinary Referrals in Wiltshire reports that it has successfully treated the first reported case of a dog with complete, unilateral urinary tract duplication. The case was seen by Tim Charlesworth, head of surgery, who shared details of...

    Ceva launches prostoglandin analogue for cattle

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Cevaprost (cloprostenol 0.250 mg/ml), an analogue of prostoglandin F 2a, for cattle. The company says Cevaprost can help improve breeding success in reproduction protocols in cattle and has the following indications...

    New dental referral service at Herts and Essex centres

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex and Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hitchin are launching a new dentistry and maxillofacial surgery service later this month. The service will be headed by José C. Almansa Ruiz DVM (Hons) MSc (Vet) MRCVS...

    Entries now sought for BVA Photographer of the Year Award 2021

    The BVA has launched the 2021 BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year Award and is calling on members with a creative eye to capture images of their daily work, of companion animals or of wildlife. In 2019, Jennifer Dykes won the ‘All creatures great...

    BSAVA 2021 programme is now live

    The BSAVA has published the full programme for this year's Congress, which will be held online from the 25th to the 27th March. The programme includes more than 130 hours of CPD delivered by over 100 speakers from home and abroad, with talks for all...

    Somerset referral centre approved to train veterinary medicine specialists

    Cave Veterinary Specialists in West Buckland, Somerset, has been approved by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine to run small animal internal medicine veterinary residency programmes. The practice's first residents are Sara Cermeno...
  • VetSurgeon prize to keep a vet warm in lockdown

    VetSurgeon.org and VetNurse.co.uk are kicking off the New Year with a quick competition for a veterinary surgeon or nurse to win one of two Ororo heated gilets. The gilets, which normally cost $170, have three heating zones: one around the neck, one...

    Last chance to nominate for 2021 Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Petplan is urging members of the veterinary profession to put their colleagues forward for the 2021 Petplan Veterinary Awards before the nominations close on 18th January. Last year, the company had more than 37,000 entries from pet owners and the...

    Linnaeus recruiting next cohort for graduate development programme

    Linnaeus is inviting applications from final year undergraduates and newly-qualified veterinary surgeons to join its two-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP). As part of the scheme, Linnaeus offers one-to-one mentoring, professional and clinical...
  • Vets needed for research into moral injury

    Volunteers are needed for a research project looking at the impact of moral injury on veterinary professionals, being carried out at King’s College London and funded by the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative. Morally injurious events are defined as experiences...

    RCVS and BVA respond to latest lockdown

    The RCVS and the BVA have issued a joint statement following yesterday's announcements that Scotland and England will go into new national lockdowns as the UK coronavirus alert level has been raised to 5. "We are urgently looking at what these new...
  • RCVS publishes results of latest coronavirus survey

    The RCVS has published the results of its fifth coronavirus survey which was conducted with veterinary practices towards the end of the England-wide lockdown in November 2020. The survey was sent to all UK veterinary practices on the 25th November...

    Dogs with chronic diarrhoea urgently needed for study

    Specialists in internal medicine from Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire and Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull are urgently seeking canine patients with chronic small intestinal diarrhoea, to help with a...

    RCVS DC rejects vet's application to remove himself from the Register to avoid hearing

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has adjourned a hearing for a Gloucestershire-based veterinary surgeon after it refused his application to undertake to remove himself from the Register and to never apply to be restored. David Chalkley MRCVS faces four...

    BSAVA publishes scientific position on cannabidiol use in cats and dogs

    The BSAVA has published its scientific position on the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in cats and dogs. Written by members of BSAVA Scientific Committee, together with specialists in internal medicine and neurology, the document explains that there are limited...

    Nominations open for RCVS Elections 2021

    Veterinary surgeons can now nominate themselves as candidates in the 2021 elections for RCVS Council. The full eligibility criteria, including FAQs and guidance notes, for veterinary surgeons who wish to stand for RCVS Council can be found at: www...

    Zoetis gets EU marketing authorisation for new vaccine against PCV2 and M. hyopneumoniae in pigs

    Zoetis has announced that the European Commission has granted the company marketing authorization for CircoMax Myco for the active immunisation of pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae . The company says that CircoMax...

    Former Official Veterinarian denied restoration for lack of CPD

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has adjourned its hearing of an application for restoration made by a former Official Veterinarian who was struck off for falsifying certificates. Laura Padron Vega was struck off in December 2018 after dishonestly backdating...

    Number of brachycephalic dogs in rescue centres doubles in three years

    A new study by researchers at Nottingham Trent University suggests that the number of brachycephalic dogs being taken in by UK rescue and rehoming centres has doubled over three years. For the study, the researchers analysed rehoming adverts placed...

    Vets4Pets wins award for supporting new grads

    Vets4Pets’ Graduate programme has become the first of its kind to be recognised outside of the profession for the work it does in supporting graduates with the transition from university to full-time practice. The company has won the Institute of Student...