Veterinary News Headlines

    Apoquel to come in tasty chew presentation

    Zoetis has announced that Apoquel (oclacitinib), its treatment for atopic dermatitis and associated pruritis, will be available in palatable chew form in the UK next year, following the grant of a marketing authorisation. Developed by Zoetis, Apoquel...

    Community interest practice group opens second hospital in Wales

    Animal Trust, the Community Interest Company (CIC) practice group founded by Owen Monie MRCVS in 2012, is to open a second, 6,000 square foot veterinary hospital in Rhyl, Wales. The new facility will have 9 consultation rooms and 4 theatres, and is...

    Vets asked to help with canine epilepsy research survey

    A group of clinicians at Linnaeus is asking general practitioners to take part in a survey to find out more about the management of canine idiopathic epilepsy in primary care. Sebastian Griffin (pictured right), an advanced practitioner in small animal...

    New fellowship for veterinary Early Career Researchers

    BSAVA PetSavers has launched a new research fellowship designed to support veterinary Early Career Researchers after they gain a postgraduate research qualification. The fellowship provides a grant of up to £35,000 for work in companion animal research...

    Teleconsulting service offers practices free festive food

    VetCT, the vet-to-specialist consulting service is offering all existing and new subscribers food and drink vouchers so they can have a seasonal staff party together. The teleconsulting service, accessed via the VetCT App, offers general practitioners...

    Virbac neutering initiative to reduce pressure on practice teams

    Virbac has announced two steps designed to help veterinary nurses take a more active role in neutering, thereby reducing pressure on practice teams. The first is to confirm officially that Suprelorin, it's non-surgical alternative for neutering male...

    Candidate nominations for 2022 RCVS elections now open

    Nominations are now being invited for this year's RCVS Council elections. The elections will again be held completely online this year. Veterinary surgeons have until 5pm on Monday 31st January 2022 to put themselves forward as candidates for the...

    Herts referral centre boosts oncology team

    Hertfordshire-based Davies Veterinary Specialists has expanded its oncology service with the appointment of American Specialist in Veterinary Oncology, Sarah Benjamin. This brings the total number of oncology specialists to four, within a service comprising...

    Higher broach limit for Acecare

    Animalcare has announced that its injectable anaesthetic pre-medication Acecare can now be broached 40 times. Acepromazine-based Acecare is used alongside other opioids and reduces the amount of anaesthetic necessary to induce anaesthesia by approximately...

    Vets asked to take part in BSAVA old pet survey

    Veterinary surgeons who conduct consultations on senior dog preventative healthcare treatment are being asked to take part in a BSAVA PetSavers Old Age Pets survey to shape the development of a guidance tool to support the care of senior dogs. BSAVA...

    Adaptix launches revolutionary 3D Veterinary Imaging System

    www.youtube.com/watch Adaptix has launched the 3D Veterinary Imaging System, which the company says has the potential to transform dental and orthopaedic imaging both from a clinical perspective and a financial one. Unlike a normal 2D X-ray system...

    RCVS to move out by the end of March 2022

    The RCVS has announced plans to move out of its Westminster offices by 31st March 2022. The College sold the premises in March this year, with an option to lease it back for up to two years, giving time for Council to consider the future building requirements...

    RCVS to host webinar about dealing with difficult situations

    The RCVS is to host a free, one-hour webinar for vet students and new MsRCVS which will explain how to handle some of the difficult situations you might encounter in the first few months in practice. The webinar, ‘Dealing with Difficult Situations...
  • Vetoquinol's new three monthly feline parasiticide gets marketing authorisation

    Vetoquinol has been granted EU marketing authorisation for Felpreva (tigolaner/emodepside/praziquantel) for spot-on prevention and treatment of mixed parasitic infestations/infections in cats 1 . Felpreva is the first spot-on parasiticide for cats...

    The VET Festival to return next year

    The VET Festival has announced it will be back next year at Loseley Park, near Guildford on the 20th and 21st May. The 2022 programme will include 17 education streams, covering the veterinary and nursing care of companion animals, together with a...

    Zoetis steps up production of its Marek’s disease vaccine

    Zoetis has ramped up production of its Marek’s disease vaccine. Poulvac CVI + HVT Marek’s vaccine provides the combination of the Rispens CVI strain and the HVT strain. Zoetis says this combination of serotypes has long been recognised for providing...

    Startup aims to give vets the chance to own a practice

    Three ex-partners of the Willows Veterinary Group have launched North Star Vets, a new veterinary group which will give vets an opportunity to own a stake in their practice without any capital investment. MsRCVS Sean Cleary and Richard Thomas, and...

    Surrey referral centre now boasts three eye specialists

    North Downs Specialist Referrals is celebrating the success of two of its clinicians after they passed their exams to become European Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology. Andra-Elena Enache and Savina Gogova join the head of service Richard Everson...

    Vets asked to take part in consultation on VN professional requirements

    The RCVS is inviting veterinary nurses to take part in a consultation considering the competences, skills and professional behaviours required of newly-qualified veterinary nurses. The College says the consultation, which closes on 22nd December, reflects...

    Vets invited to the first ever Precision Livestock Conference

    Booking has opened for the first Precision Livestock Farming in Practice conference with special discounts for vets taking farmer clients to the event, which is taking place at York Biotech Campus on 23rd and 24th November. Mike Gooding, chairman...

    RCVS to overhaul the disciplinary system

    The RCVS is to implement major reforms of the disciplinary process after Council gave the go ahead yesterday. The College says the reforms will make for a clearer and more streamlined process, and offer an alternative, more compassionate way of resolving...

    Revolutionary new cast for animal fractures

    www.youtube.com/watch OrthoPets has launched the Upets Total Limb Cast (TLC), billed as a revolutionary new cast for animal fractures. Research shows that over 60% of cast-treated pets get additional injures , such as pressure sores, from traditional...

    Henry Lamb wins Young Farm Vet of the Year

    The slightly inappropriately named poultry vet, Henry Lamb MRCVS, has been named Young Farm Vet of the Year in the National Egg & Poultry Awards organised by the magazine Poultry Business . Henry, who works at Crowshall Veterinary Services in Norfolk...

    Buprecare is back

    Animalcare has announced that Buprecare, its multidose buprenorphine analgesic for cats and dogs, is back in stock at the wholesalers following a move to a new manufacturing site. Buprecare is indicated for post-operative analgesia and the potentiation...

    Pioneering new radiation therapy for animals now available in Yorkshire

    Yorkshire-based Paragon Referrals has launched a superficial radiation therapy (SRT) service for pets, the first of its kind in the country. The service uses an Xstrahl 100 superficial radiotherapy system , a £150,000 piece of equipment installed by...