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    Notts vet scoops BVA photography prize for talking sheep

    Jennifer Dykes, a small animal, Nottinghamshire based veterinary surgeon, has won first prize in the 'All creatures great and small' category of the BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition. This year's competition saw over 400...

    Nominations now sought for 2020 RCVS Honours & Awards

    The RCVS is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Honours & Awards, celebrating the achievements of veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and laypeople who are doing extraordinary work for the benefit of animal health and welfare, the veterinary...

    Virbac launches VeggieDent in single chew packs

    Virbac has launched VeggieDent FR3SH Dental Chews in single chew packs presented in display boxes which offer veterinary practices another opportunity to promote oral healthcare to dog owners. The company says that its own market research has found...

    BEVA asks vets to take part in antimicrobial survey

    BEVA has launched a survey to find out more about antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice. The survey is open to all veterinary surgeon members and participants will be entered into a free prize draw to win £500...

    New study finds Persian cats at high risk of health problems

    New research by the Royal Veterinary College in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh has found that almost two thirds of Persian cats suffer from at least one health condition 1 . There are an estimated 100,000 Persian cats in the UK, popular...

    Tim Mair appointed as new President of BEVA

    Tim Mair, internal medicine and equine surgery specialist at the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic and editor of EVE has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association for 2019/20. Tim took over the role from Renate Weller at...

    Dechra launches injectable xylazine solution for cattle, horses, cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Nerfasin vet, an injectable xylazine solution licensed for sedation and premedication prior to general anaesthesia in cattle, horses, cats and dogs. Nerfasin vet is available in two concentrations - a 100 mg...

    RCVS announces plan for review of ‘under care’ and 24/7 guidance

    The RCVS has published details about its plans for a comprehensive review of its guidance to the veterinary profession on ‘under care’ and out-of-hours emergency cover, including a broad timetable for evidence gathering, policy drafting, and...

    New BEVA coaching scheme for new grads

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced the launch of a coaching scheme which will pair new grads with experienced equine vet coaches for career support. As part of the programme, BEVA is giving the coaches workshops, discussion forums...

    Forte launches a dexamethasone injection

    Forte Healthcare has launched Dexafast 2mg/ml , a dexamethasone solution for injection for horses, cattle, pigs, dogs and cats. Dexafast is an injectable corticosteroid with potent, medium-acting, anti-inflammatory activity, indicated for the treatment...

    Essex referral centre gets go ahead for 40,000 square foot site

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex has been given approval by planners to convert a 40,000 sq ft site just down the road from its current premises into what will be one of the UK’s largest referral centres. The £11m project, which...

    Independent vets invited to join collaborative group

    XLVets , the collaborative group of independent veterinary practices, is inviting independent vets to come to one of three national meetings it is holding at Chesford Grange in Kenilworth to explain the benefits of joining the group. The small animal...

    MSD launches reformulated Finadyne NSAID for cattle, pigs and horses

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Finadyne (flunixin meglumine), its NSAID for cattle, pigs and horses, has been reformulated and approved for use in food-producing animals. Fynadyne had been removed from sale last year after the Veterinary Medicines...

    Improve launches Masterclass in Feline Endoscopy

    Improve International has announced a two-day Masterclass in Feline Endoscopy with Dr Elise Robertson BS BVetMed MACVSc (Feline) DipABVP (Feline) FHEA FRSB MRCVS ABVS at its wet-lab practical training facility in Sheffield. Limited to 12 delegates...

    Virbac launches POM trace mineral for cattle

    Virbac has launched Multimin, a prescription only, four in one trace mineral injection to combat oxidative stress and its effects in cattle. Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants which can lead to cell and tissue damage...

    Ceva launches practice marketing materials for fireworks and party season

    Ceva Animal Health has launched new marketing support materials to help practices raise awareness of Adaptil and Feliway in the run up to the fireworks and party season. The materials include eye-catching waiting room bunting, wall displays, posters...

    Defra launches Brexit video for vet practices to share with pet owners

    Defra has produced a video offering official advice for pet owners that want to travel with their pet in the event of a no deal Brexit. The video has now been published on Youtube, from where veterinary practices might like to share it with clients...

    New injectable acepromazine for horses

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Tranquinervin, an injectable acepromazine for horses. Tranquinervin, which contains 10 mg/ml acepromazine, is indicated for anaesthetic premedication, tranquilisation and sedation. Emma Jennings, Brand Manager...

    Medivet clients make 1M donations towards rhino campaign

    Medivet reports that its Saving the Rhino Campaign has now received a very impressive one million donations from its clients, raising £500,000 in the process. The campaign uses Pennies , the digital charitable giving system which invites you...
  • New survey to explore vets' professional use of social media

    VetSurgeon.org has launched a new survey of vets designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of social media as a professional tool, and what more could be done to help the profession collaborate more effectively. Probably the two most popular...

    New research identifies the most common illnesses suffered by Westies

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced the results of the world's largest study of West Highland White Terriers 1 , which identified both the most common illnesses suffered by the breed and the most common causes of death. The VetCompass study...

    Injectable omeprazole for horses declared free of testosterone

    Bova UK has announced that its injectable omeprazole product has now been declared free of testosterone, following reports of contamination earlier in the year . A test by the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) of samples from a newly prepared...

    Alex German to host obesity management webinar

    Alex German BVSc PhD DipECVIM-CA SHFEA, FRCVS, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool is hosting a Royal Canin webinar on the challenges around canine and feline obesity management on Tuesday September 24 th . Royal Canin...

    Vet nurse brings pilates to your practice

    Veterinary nurse and ex practice owner Kate Bartels has launched Practice Pilates, offering pilates sessions for veterinary teams to help both their physical and mental wellbeing. Kate, who has worked in practice for 30 years, said: "Pilates does...

    York-based vet suspended for dishonest horse passports and falsifying clinical records

    York-based Dr Michael Richard Jones has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for two months, for making dishonest entries in horse passports and subsequently making dishonest entries in the same horses’ clinical records. The Disciplinary...