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    Should veterinary practices advertise the salary on offer?

    VetSurgeon.org is conducting a survey for veterinary surgeons and students to discover whether, when searching for a job, you would like to see salaries and benefits advertised in job adverts. The survey follows the launch last year of a new feature...

    85% unaware that encouraging foxes might spread lungworm to pet dogs

    Bayer has announced the result of a survey it commissioned from YouGov which found that 85% of British adults are unaware that foxes are a carrier of Angiostrongylus vasorum and might be responsible for spreading the potentially fatal infection to pet...

    Ceva to launch salmonella vaccine for pigs

    Ceva Animal Health has announced it will launch Salmoporc, a live attenuated vaccine against Salmonella typhimurium in pigs, in 12 European countries including the UK over the rest of 2019. The company says Salmoporc has been used on German and Polish...

    New research sheds light on pain associated with canine chiari-like malformation

    A new study published this week in the Journal of Internal Veterinary Medicine has found that canine Chiari-like malformation (CM) can cause significant pain and impact on activity, temperament and sleep 1 . Lead author Professor Clare Rusbridge, Chief...

    BVA reports that discrimination is still rife in the profession

    The BVA has revealed the results of a survey in which 24% of working veterinary surgeons and vet students said they have experienced or witnessed discrimination in the past year. The survey, which received 2445 responses from BVA members, found that...

    RCVS Knowledge launches CPD roadshow covering QI in equine medicine and canine hip dysplasia

    RCVS Knowledge has announced the launch of a CPD roadshow covering quality improvement (QI) for equine professionals and QI in the clinical management of hip dysplasia in dogs, starting in October. The equine events will initially take place at Rossdales...

    What practice management CPD do you need?

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) and the Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) are asking people who work in practice to take part in a survey to help them develop a CPD programme for 2020. The survey, which takes about 5 minutes (I...

    New campaign to herd sheep farmers to vets for chlamydia vaccine

    Ceva Animal Health, supplier of the Cevac Chlamydia vaccine, is supporting a new campaign to raise awareness of Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) and drive farmers to their vet to vaccinate before tupping to prevent unnecessary lamb losses and the inappropriate...

    Vets asked to help recruit puppies for pheromone research

    The University of Lincoln and Ceva Animal Health are asking vets to help recruit puppies and their owners for a study into puppy behaviour and the effect of a pheromone collar on puppy development. The double-blind placebo-controlled study will examine...

    Roll up, roll up for a Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) has announced that candidates who want to sit its Certificate in Veterinary Practice Management (CVPM) this year have until 1 August to apply. Achieved by VMG members who have demonstrated an ability to effectively...
  • Lincs vet reprimanded for poor aftercare

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded Lincolnshire-based Elizabeth Sing May Law MRCVS after hearing charges against her and Julia Louise Creese MRCVS which concerned an incident where a dog remained at their practice overnight without adequate...

    New study suggests dogs can help failing university students

    New research from Washington State University - with support from Mars Petcare’s Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition - has revealed that therapy dogs can improve the executive function and cognitive ability of university students at risk of academic...

    Confessions of a veterinary nurse

    Tracey Ison RVN has written a new book, Confessions of a veterinary nurse , an autobiographical journey through her career as a veterinary nurse. Tracey, who started working in practice as a trainee in 1986 and qualified in 1989, spent her nursing...

    Veterinary dermatology congress dates announced

    The European Society of Veterinary Dermatology and European College of Veterinary Dermatology have announced that their co-organised congress will take place at the ACC Liverpool from the 26 th to the 28 th September 2019 This year the congress is...

    Former England basketball player joins Yorkshire referral centre

    Yorkshire-based Paragon Veterinary Referrals has announced that it has signed the former England youth team basketball star Andrea Holmes to join the team. Andrea, who is also an EBVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine, is joining Paragon...

    New once-daily diuretic for dogs with congestive heart failure

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Isemid (Torasemide), a once-a-day diuretic for the treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs which the company says is as effective as furosemide. The new drug represents the fruit of 8 years of product development...

    New vet recruiter which pledges 25% of profits to charity

    VetFinders , a new recruitment agency, has launched with a pledge to donate a minimum of 25% of its net profits to four animal and children’s charities. VetFinders will recruit for permanent and locum positions for veterinary practices throughout...

    RCVS publishes 2018 annual report and accounts

    The RCVS has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2018, in which it highlights what it considers to be its major achievements over the year. They include the successful completion of its governance review, the launch of the Graduate...

    BSVSp explores Practice Standards Scheme accreditation for specialist hospitals

    The British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has approached the RCVS Practice Standards Group (PSG) to look at the feasibility of a new Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) accreditation strand: Veterinary Specialist Hospital (Multidisciplinary),...

    Animal abusers could now face five years in the slammer

    People who abuse animals could face up to five years in prison after the Environment Secretary Michael Gove introduced a new Bill to Parliament yesterday which increases the maximum sentence from the current 6 months. This, says the government, would...

    West Midlands referral centre gets swanky new CT scanner

    Solihull-based Willows Referral Service is showing off it's new toy, a £400,000 state-of-the-art Siemens Somatom go.All CT scanner, believed to be the first in the profession. Andrew Parry MRCVS, an RCVS and European Specialist, heads Diagnostic...

    Webinar offers the latest thinking about Lyme disease

    Zoetis is holding a free webinar to share the latest thinking about Lyme disease on Wednesday 3rd July at 8:00pm. The CPD-qualifying webinar is being given by Professor Saul Faust, Professor of Paediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases at the...

    Vets asked to help with adverse reaction research

    Researchers at the University of Liverpool are asking veterinary surgeons to take part in a survey to explore the reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs). It is hoped the survey will capture the experiences vets have had reporting ADRs, as well...

    New grant for veterinary management research

    The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) has launched what it says is the first grant scheme dedicated specifically to veterinary management research. Researchers and practitioners working in any field of academia, industry and/or clinical practice are...

    New company to develop monoclonal antibody therapies for companion animals

    A new company, PetMedix , has been set up to develop new monoclonal antibody therapies for cats and dogs which could, it says, transform a wide range of veterinary treatment options, offering more effective treatment with fewer side-effects. The company...