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    Half of veterinary receptionists paid less than the Real Living Wage

    The British Veterinary Receptionist Association has announced the results of its second salary survey, which found that 50.3% of veterinary receptionists are being paid less than the voluntary Real Living Wage of £9.30 per hour (or £10.75...

    Vets' diagnostic accuracy not significantly impaired by viewing radiographs on smartphones

    A new study , published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), suggests that diagnostic accuracy is not significantly impaired by viewing radiographs on a smartphone 1 . It comes hot on the heels of the as-yet-unsubstantiated...

    Ceva launches salmonella vaccine for pigs in the UK and Ireland

    Ceva has launched Salmoporc, a salmonella vaccine for pigs, in the UK and Ireland. Salmoporc gives protection against Salmonella Typhimurium and its monophasic variants. It is administered orally to piglets and through subcutaneous injection in sows...

    Remote veterinary consultation provider secures €18.5M funding

    FirstVet , the Swedish startup remote veterinary consultation provider which launched in the UK earlier this year , has closed an €18.5M Series B funding round. FirstVet says the funding will enable it to expand its service globally, including...

    VMG announces dates for 2020 practice management workshops

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) has announced a series of regional workshops for those interested in achieving the Certificate of Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) next year. The CVPM is the industry-recognised professional examination for...
  • New Caninsulin pet diabetes website

    MSD Animal Health has launched www.caninsulin.co.uk , a new Caninsulin pet diabetes website, together with additional support for veterinary practices. The website has been redesigned to help pet owners improve their understanding of the disease and...

    Sarah Mason first to qualify as a Specialist in both oncology and radiation oncology

    Essex-based Sarah Mason MRCVS, someone who already has more qualifications than could be stored on the Internet, has now achieved an industry-first by being the first clinician to be recognised as a Specialist in both oncology and radiation oncology....

    New look for Hill's Science Plan

    Hill's Pet Nutrition has introduced a new look for its Science Plan dog and cat range. The company says that the packs have been redesigned to make it easier for pet owners to identify the variety of products available. The new packaging has...

    Vets work even when they're sick as a dog

    The BVA has published new results from its Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey which found that 63% of veterinary surgeons worked when they didn’t feel well enough in the last year, something which the Association warns could have a longer...
  • Remote dermatology diagnoses are as accurate as face-to-face

    Vet AI, which launched Joii, its remote veterinary consultation service earlier this year, is claiming that vets who diagnose common dermatological conditions remotely are as accurate as those who see the patient in person. The company is making the...
  • New bordatella vaccine is the first in Europe administered orally

    Zoetis has announced the launch of Versican Plus Bb Oral, a vaccine against Bordetella bronchiseptica, a primary component of the canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC). Zoetis says the new vaccine, which is also the first in Europe...

    New RCVS checklist for delegating Schedule 3 tasks to vet nurses

    The RCVS has produced a checklist poster for use in practice to help veterinary surgeons remember the things they need to consider when delegating work to veterinary nurses under Schedule 3. Under Schedule 3, vets can delegate medical treatment and...

    New Yorkshire referral clinic

    Wetherby-based Swift Referrals has officially opened its new £3 million referral clinic. The clinic will offer referrals in orthopaedics, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, neurology and advanced imaging from a team which includes Rory Bell...

    Warks vet practice develops nurses' role as 'dental champions'

    Warwickshire-based Avonvale Veterinary Centre has created the role of 'nurse dental champions', both to help fight against dental disease and to create a rewarding role for the latest generation of its nurses who have an interest in the subject...

    NHS chiefs' fears about homeopathy mirrored in the veterinary profession

    Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England has written to the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care arguing that the Society of Homeopaths should not be re-accredited as to do so would give a false impression that homeopathy...

    New oncology referral service in Bucks

    The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, has launched a new oncology referral service led by Stefano Zago DVM (Hons) MSc (Clin Onc) MRCVS. Stefano qualified in Parma, Italy and has a Master’s in Clinical Oncology. He has...

    MSD responds to rising reports of leishmaniasis in dogs

    MSD Animal Health has announced that it is putting additional resources behind LetiFend , its vaccination against disease caused by exposure to Leishmania infantum parasites, including a new veterinary practice leaflet and detailer. MSD's push...

    Feline pill popper wins International Cat Care Award for Royal Canin

    Royal Canin has been awarded an International Cat Care Award for Pill Assist Cat, a product being launched next year to help cat owners administer medication. Pill Assist Cat is a soft treat pouch into which you insert a tablet, mould the pouch around...

    Streetvet and Battersea join forces to help more dogs

    Battersea has announced a new partnership with StreetVet , the charity that delivers free veterinary services to dogs owned by the homeless and those in temporary accommodation and hostels. As part of the new arrangement, Battersea will give StreetVet...

    Somerset referral hospital approved for neurology residencies

    Cave Veterinary Specialists in Somerset has been approved as a centre for neurology residency programmes by the European College of Veterinary Neurologists (ECVN). The Wellington-based hospital is hoping to announce its first resident at the start...

    Free CPD, equine colic talk and more at the Nottingham RCVS Regional Question Time

    One of this year’s recipients of the RCVS Impact Award, Professor Sarah Freeman, will be talking about her pioneering public awareness project on equine colic at an upcoming Regional Question Time in Nottingham on 25th November 2019. Sarah is...

    Two Hampshire vets cleared of serious professional misconduct

    Geoffrey William Irvine MRCVS and Igor Vasilev MRCVS have been found not guilty of serious professional misconduct by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after a hearing into the case of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, called Rupert, which died following...

    BEVA launches Welfare Case Toolkit

    The BEVA has launched the Welfare Case Toolkit to help equine veterinary surgeons navigate welfare cases with confidence. The toolkit has been developed in conjunction with the RSPCA and includes a welfare workflow, quick download guides and welfare...

    Building work on new vet school now underway

    Building work has started on the new Harper & Keele Veterinary School , which is due to take its first students on the veterinary medicine course in 2020, and will also serve students on Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Physiotherapy and wider animal...

    Vets' inferiority complex is fuelling the mental health crisis

    A new study published in the Veterinary Record by Dr Liz Armitage-Chan, Reader in Veterinary Education at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), suggests that vets feeling that they are not as good at diagnosing and solving cases as their peers is contributing...