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    What's your position on cat neutering?

    A group of feline welfare charities are asking UK-based veterinary surgeons to take part in a survey to help them better understand neutering practices. The research is being carried out by Cats Protection, RSPCA, PDSA, Wood Green The Animal Charity...

    Can your practice partner with StreetVet?

    Streetvet , the non-profit outreach practice delivering veterinary care for homeless people in London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Cornwall and Cheltenham, is looking for practices prepared to partner with the charity...

    Upskirting vet restored after two year suspension

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to restore Oxfordshire-based George Martin MRCVS to the register after a period of nearly two years since he was struck off following a conviction for sexual offences committed in 2014 and 2015. George Martin...

    Vets urged to look out for lateral humeral condylar fractures in French Bulldogs

    Glasgow-based Roundhouse Referrals is urging veterinary surgeons to be on guard for easily overlooked lateral humeral condylar fractures (LHCFs) in French Bulldogs. Ross Allan (pictured right), an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery...

    Veterinary drugs put on Brexit critical list

    The Government has announced that veterinary medicines have been put on a list of 'critical goods' to be shipped into the country using government-secured freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government says that contracts...

    Horse Health Week to focus on infection risk in March

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Horse Health Week, which runs from 25th to 29th March 2019, will focus on helping owners and yards understand infection risk. It's a subject that will be front of many people's minds following the recent...

    New treatment for canine prostatic neoplasia

    Fitzpatrick Referrals has announced that it is now offering arterial embolisation as a treatment for canine prostatic neoplasia – the first veterinary centre to do so in Europe. Fitzpatrick says that the initial results from a study at the University...

    A 'must see' for anyone interested in feline infectious diseases

    The International Society of Feline Medicine has announced that two 'giants of feline medicine and infectious disease' will headline its European Feline Congress , which is open to all and taking place in the beautiful Croatian town of Cavtat...

    Mandisa Greene elected RCVS Junior Vice-President

    Mandisa Greene has been elected Junior Vice-President of the RCVS for 2019-20. Mandisa (pictured right) was first elected to Council in 2014 and then re-elected last year. She is currently Chair of the Practice Standards Group, which coordinates the...

    BSAVA's new Guide to Pain Management in Small Animal Practice

    The BSAVA will be launching its new Guide to Pain Management in Small Animal Practice at Congress this year. Billed as an essential reference, the new guide gives practical information on pain management in a wide range of small animals, emphasizing...

    New veterinary mental health research grants available

    The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative is inviting applications for the first Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, named after an RCVS Council member who died tragically in 2017. One £20,000 grant will be awarded each year for five years, starting...

    Vets asked to take part in Quality Improvement survey

    RCVS Knowledge has launched a national research project into quality improvement (QI) in the veterinary profession, which all members of the profession are invited to take part in. What is 'quality improvement', you ask? Good question. Sure...

    Green referral centre leads the way in environmentally-friendly sharps disposal

    Davies Veterinary Specialists , which in 2018 became the first veterinary practice to get Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation, is now working with a leading clinical waste management company to reduce sharps injuries and waste, and share...

    Zoetis urges equine vets to do EHV survey

    In the light of concerns caused by the recent flu outbreak, Zoetis is urging equine vets to participate in a new survey about Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) , for which you could win a new body warmer. The company says the aim is to identify the most effective...

    New small animal medicine group on VetSurgeon

    VetSurgeon.org has today launched a new, small animal medicine special interest group . Special interest groups on VetSurgeon are areas where discipline-specific news, forum discussions, CPD events and clinical images are curated in one place. They...

    62 practices support new BHS scheme to help owners detect early signs of colic

    The British Horse Society (BHS) and University of Nottingham have launched a new campaign to help veterinary surgeons provide their clients with advice, presentations and resources on all issues related to colic. The 'Vet REACT Colic Champions'...

    RCVS DC decides no further action against vet convicted of dangerous driving

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to take no further action against Glamorgan-based Simona-Claudia Panait MRCVS, who was imprisoned after being convicted of dangerous driving. Miss Panait faced the charge that on 3 April 2018, at Cardiff...

    Virbac launches in-clinic biomarker diagnostic system

    Virbac has launched the Speed Reader, a laser-induced fluorescent reader that measures the concentration of biomarkers in serum and plasma. Speed Reader can test for T4, Cortisol, CPSE, Progesterone and cCRP. Virbac highlights that it is the only in...

    Chanelle launches methadone premedicant/analgesic for cats and dogs

    Chanelle has launched Insistor 10 mg/ml solution for injection for dogs and cats, a premedication for general anaesthesia or neuroleptanalgesia in combination with a neuroleptic drug. Insistor, which contains methadone hydrochloride, is now available...
  • The RCVS poster you’ll want to display in your practice

    The RCVS has published a new waiting room poster which details what pet owners and veterinary professionals should expect from each other. It’s very significant because it’s the first time the College has produced material for practices...

    Brexit deal or no deal, veterinary medicine supplies should be OK

    The National Office of Animal Health and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate have issued a joint statement concerning the supply of veterinary medicines when the UK leaves the EU, deal or no deal. "The majority of veterinary medicines used in...
  • Canine surgical artificial insemination prohibited

    The RCVS has confirmed that surgical insemination in dogs is prohibited by animal welfare laws and amended Section 27 of the supporting guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct so that it now sits alongside tail docking, dew claw removal, prosthetic...

    Small animal medicine CPD coming up in 2019

    The following small animal medicine dentistry CPD events have been announced for 2019. If you are speaking at or hosting a small animal CPD event in 2019, please email details to press@vetsurgeon.org for it to be considered for addition to this list...

    New dog food made from insects may help save the planet

    Yora, a new dog food which claims to be the world's most sustainable because it's made substantially from insects, has been launched in the UK. 40% of the dry food is a 'flour' made from Hermetia illucens larvae reared in a new, £18...

    Pet Anxiety Month coming up in March

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Adaptil and Feliway , has made March 'Pet Anxiety Month'. Pet Anxiety Month aims to educate pet owners about the signs of anxiety in cats and dogs, help them identify the causes, and encourage them to take steps...