Veterinary News Headlines

    Vet Festival announces speaker line up for 2020

    Vet Festival , the annual outdoor learning event for the veterinary team, has announced its speaker line up for 2020, taking place on 5-6th June at Loseley Park in Surrey. The speakers include Aldo Vezzoni , a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery...

    New way for vets to offer video consultations

    VetHelpDirect has announced that it is launching a new video consultation platform through which veterinary practices of all sizes can offer video consultations to their clients. The company is now inviting practices to sign up for the free Beta trial...

    BEVA launches colour-code scheme to tackle equine obesity

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of vaccination reminder stickers which veterinary surgeons can place on the front of passports at each vaccination...

    Survey concludes that vets and practice managers lack staff management skills

    A survey of veterinary professionals conducted by the Veterinary Management Group and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons has concluded that veterinary leaders, chiefly vets and practice managers, lack the man management skills needed to improve...

    Judging panel for new rabbit-friendly vet awards announced

    Burgess Pet Care has announced the full judging panel for its new awards to celebrate the work of rabbit friendly veterinary surgeons, nurses and practices across the UK. The Burgess Excel Vet Awards have three categories: UK Rabbit Vet of the Year;...

    World-renowned neurologist joins Essex referral centre

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex has recruited Dr Ane Uriarte, an assistant professor at Tufts University in Boston, who will join the centre as the head of neurology and neurosurgery in April. Ane’s research interests lie in the surgical...

    New JSAP review discusses use of intraperitoneal and incisional analgesia

    The latest capsule review from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Pain Council (WSAVA-GPC), published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), discusses the use of intraperitoneal (IP) and incisional analgesia...

    VetSurgeon overhauled to raise the standard of clinical information sharing

    VetSurgeon.org has undergone its biggest overhaul since the online community was first launched over a decade ago, specifically to offer a far better platform for clinical discussion than Facebook, and to give referral practitioners a major new incentive...

    Yorkshire-based referral centre wins four RCVS PSS Awards

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in West Yorkshire has been give an 'outstanding' rating in four different RCVS Practice Standards Scheme Awards: Team and Professional Responsibility, Diagnostic Service, Inpatient Service and Emergency and Critical Care...

    Ceva launches new range of skincare products for cats and dogs

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Douxo S3, a new range of skincare products for cats and dogs. The range comprises four products: Calm, Seb, Pyo and Care. All four contain a new active ingredient derived from Ophiopogon japonicus called ophytrium, which...

    Last chance to nominate a colleague for Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Petplan is making a last call for nominations for its 2020 Veterinary Awards. The deadline for nominations for Practice of the Year, Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff of the Year, is 16th...

    Vetlife seeks vet with a passion for mental health

    Vetlife is seeking a veterinary surgeon with a passion for mental health to serve as a trustee on its board. Vetlife is independent of all other veterinary organisations and is managed by a Board of 11 elected Trustees, all of whom are veterinary surgeons...

    First trial of breakthrough bTB test in Wales

    Mossman Farming, a dairy farm on the west Welsh coast which has been stricken by bovine TB, has become the first to gain permission to trial PBD Biotech’s rapid Actiphage blood test for Mycobacterium bovis ( M. bovis ). PBD Biotech says the Actiphage...

    Survey shows veterinary costs still need to be better explained

    A survey commissioned by the RCVS has found that a significant number of pet owners think veterinary surgeons offer poor or very poor value for money, suggesting more work needs to be done to communicate the value of veterinary services. The survey...

    FirstVet partners with two more insurers to provide online veterinary consultations

    FirstVet, the online veterinary consultation startup, has announced two more partnerships with pet insurers, through which pet owners will be offered free online veterinary consultations. As a result, clients of LV=GI and Waggel will be able to book...

    NOAH calls on vets to support #VaccinesWork campaign

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is calling on vets to support the #VaccinesWork campaign. Starting in the New Year, the benefits of vaccination will be communicated to both farmers and pet owners, initially focussing on farm use. The...

    Somerset-based vet struck off for stealing controlled drugs

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed that Somerset-based Mark Kombert be removed from the Register after he was found guilty of stealing ketamine and methadone from a practice. Prior to the start of the hearing, the RCVS received correspondence...

    Two vets sanctioned by RCVS DC for clinical failings

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded one veterinary surgeon and suspended another for four months, following a joint hearing regarding their professional conduct while they were in practice in Slough, Berkshire in August 2016. The Disciplinary...

    Dechra launches new equine sedative / premedication

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Rominervin, a new, fast-acting injectable solution for equine sedation and premedication. Rominervin contains 10 mg/ml romifidine hydrochloride, equivalent to 8.76 mg romifidine, presented in a 20 ml vial. ...

    Essex referral centre recruits top neurology specialist

    Dr Fabio Stabile, a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Neurology, an EBVS recognised Veterinary Specialist in Neurology and an RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Neurology, has joined Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Laindon, Essex...

    Vets asked to help with neck threadworm research

    A final year Bioveterinary Science student at Harper Adams University is carrying out some new research into Onchocerca Cervicalis , otherwise known as neck threadworm, and is asking equine vets to take part. The research is being conducted by Sarah...
  • Election result: landslide for Tory vet

    Neil Hudson MRCVS, one of three veterinary surgeons to stand in the general election, has been elected to represent Penrith and the Border for the Conservatives with a majority of 18,519. Danny Chambers MRCVS had a disappointing night after seeing...

    New treatment for canine otitis externa coming in the new year

    Bayer Animal Health has announced that it has been given marketing authorisation in Europe for Neptra (florfenicol, terbinafine hydrochloride, mometasone furoate), a new treatment for canine otitis externa which requires just one dose, administered by...

    Yorkshire referral centre wins veterinary hospital design award

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield has won the 2019 British Veterinary Hospital Association (BVHA) Design Awards for its £5 million centre designed by architect John Marsh from DesM . The centre was launched in February last year after an 8...

    Last chance to nominate for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020

    It’s the last chance to nominate individuals or teams for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020, which celebrate outstanding veterinary surgeons, nurses, farmers and animal welfare professionals which have enhanced the health and welfare of animals. ...