Veterinary News Headlines

    Disciplinary Committee restores OV who falsely backdated certificates

    Laura Padron Vega, a veterinary surgeon who was struck off in 2018 for falsely backdating Certificates of Competence whilst working as an Official Veterinarian, has been restored to the Register by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee. Ms Padron Vega had...

    New Canine Cruciate Registry to help vets improve patient care

    RCVS Knowledge has launched the Canine Cruciate Registry, billed as a first of its kind in veterinary medicine, The Canine Cruciate Registry is a free, anonymised, data collection audit tool that will enable veterinary surgeons to share information...

    Three vet practice marketing agencies merge into one

    Veterinary digital marketing agency, VetsDigital, has announced it is merging with two other veterinary marketing companies, Vet Inflow and VetBoost. The three companies will now offer their services, which include marketing strategy, brand management...

    Virbac to host canine mast cell tumour webinars for vets

    Virbac, manufacturer of Stelfonta , has announced that it will host a series of free webinars on the diagnosis of canine mast cell tumours, in collaboration with BattLab/Laboklin. The webinars will be presented by specialists in their respective...

    Hill's launches KISS 4 Vets

    Hill's Pet Nutrition has launched KISS 4 Vets, a package of pet nutrition support to help practices as pet owners start coming back into practice. KISS (which stands for Knowledge, Information, Support and Sharing) will offer: In-Practice Training...

    RCVS Knowledge seeks volunteer Trustees

    RCVS Knowledge is looking to fill two new volunteer Trustee positions. The charity – whose mission is to advance the quality of veterinary care for the benefit of animals, the public, and society – is currently governed by a board of 11 Trustees chaired...

    UK's first 'Community Interest' veterinary practice

    Animal Trust, a veterinary group with nine surgeries across Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales, has become the first and only practice registered as a community interest company, providing a bridge between commercial veterinary care...

    New campaign to get cats to the vet

    As part of International Cat Day on Sunday 8th August 2021, Zoetis is supporting a new campaign by iCatCare to help owners get their pets to the vet. The company points to research which showed that in the US, and despite the importance of annual health...

    New insurance covers pets with existing medical conditions

    Staysure Group has launched Petsure, a new insurance product which covers cats and dogs regardless of their pre-existing medical conditions. The company says most other providers have restrictions for older pets, commonly for dogs over the age of 8...

    New research shows one dog every hour is a victim of intentional harm

    The RSPCA has released new figures which show that between 2016 and 2020, 63,881 incidents of intentional harm involving dogs were reported to the charity's cruelty line: 34 a day or more than one every hour across England and Wales. The figures, published...

    New initiative to drive research into pet chicken health and welfare

    The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is launching a forum to facilitate research into the welfare of pet chickens. According to the charity, hens have been badly neglected by the world of evidence-based academic research, with only two known papers...

    New derm service at Hampshire referral centre

    Hampshire-based Anderson Moores has launched a full-time dermatology service after being joined by Hilary O’Dair, an RCVS advanced practitioner in small animal dermatology. Hospital director David Walker said: “Ewan Ferguson has been providing our...

    RCVS updates standards for vet nurse training organisations

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has published an updated set of standards that detail the professional values, knowledge, skills and behaviours that need to be met by those responsible for training student veterinary nurses. The updated standards...

    BSAVA publishes 100th client drug information leaflet

    The BSAVA has now published its 100th drug information leaflet for clients. Its 103rd, to be precise. The association began to produce client information leaflets in 2011, to help its members provide information to clients about the safe use of the...

    Vets urged to check feline blood pressure

    Ceva Animal Health is urging veterinary nurses to take feline blood pressure readings more often, after a study showed that 40% of cats over seven years old may be hypertensive. The statistic came to light as a result of Ceva's Mercury Challenge1,...

    TVM launches Vetbromide for dogs

    TVM UK has launched Vetbromide, the only potassium bromide formulation licensed for both adjunct AND monotherapy indications in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Vetbromide is presented as a 600mg double divisible tablet for both large and small dogs...

    Eminent equine vet struck off for fabricating Home Office letter

    The eminent equine vet, Dr Sue Dyson FRCVS, has been struck off for a series of dishonest statements and actions, including fabricating a letter from a fictitious Home Office Inspector, in order to have her research project published in an international...

    World-first double ankle replacement for a dog at County Durham referral centre

    Wear Referrals in County Durham has claimed a world-first double ankle replacement for a dog. The patient was a four-year-old Labrador called Vinny who, in 2019, became the first dog in the UK to receive a BioMedtrix canine ankle replacement system...

    New RCVS President to build connections

    Dr Kate Richards, the new President of the RCVS, has declared her intention to use her term in office to build connections between the RCVS and the veterinary professions, within the veterinary professions, and between the veterinary professions and...

    BSAVA launches 'Diagnostic Rounds' CPD

    The BSAVA has announced the launch of Diagnostic Rounds: free, once-a-month evening case-based CPD sessions for members, starting in September. Each Diagnostic Rounds session will be live-streamed and interactive, with 90 minutes of interpretation...

    New equine nutrition CPD from world expert

    Spillers has announced that its Equine Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Pat Harris MA, PhD, VetMB, DipECVCN, MRCVS & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (Equine), will be continuing to share her knowledge and expertise with equine vets around...

    Vet nurse to run half marathon dressed as a rhino

    Dan Sutcliffe, RVN and Area Manager for Medivet , is going to run the Great North Run half marathon in an inflatable rhino costume to raise funds for the Wilderness Foundation Africa's Forever Wild Rhino Protection initiative. Dan, who is a novice...

    Vets launch first digital identification and medical monitoring app for horses

    Equine vets Kevin and Jennifer Corley have launched EquiTrace, an app which allows trainers and vets to keep track of a horse’s health and identity with a quick scan of a chip. The app allows trainers to store and share medical records and treatment...

    New buprenorphine formulation for reduced injection site pain

    Jurox (UK) Limited has reformulated Buprelieve, its multidose buprenorphine analgesic for cats, dogs and horses to use the preservative benzethonium chloride, which the company says offers reduced injection site pain compared to formulations preserved...

    Free CPD webinar on canine breakthrough pain management

    Animalcare is hosting a free online CPD event about breakthrough pain management, presented by RCVS & EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Anaesthesia & Analgesia, Matt Gurney on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at 7pm (BST). The webinar is the first of...