Veterinary News Headlines

    BSAVA Congress goes online for 2021

    The BSAVA has announced that its congress will move online for 2021. The Association says continuing uncertainty over the pandemic was the driving force behind the decision and it feels that a virtual Congress is the best option in 2021. The event...

    BSAVA dispensing course for vets now online

    The BSAVA has announced that its dispensing course will now be held online on Thursday 26 November 2020. The course helps veterinary practices manage their dispensaries with up-to-date information on medicines regulations. It covers the main aspects...

    Carprieve injection for cattle recalled

    Norbrook Laboratories Ltd has issued a recall for the product Carprieve 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle as a precautionary measure. An impurity was detected during stability monitoring. The impurity was isolated and the best estimate of...

    RCVS introduces remote assessments for PSS practices

    The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) is introducing remote assessments to ensure standards are still being met during the pandemic. Specifically, remote assessments will make sure that practices are continuing to meet Veterinary Medicines Regulations...

    One in three pet owners might change practice if their vet's mask wasn't up to scratch

    Bluetree Group, a Type IIR surgical face mask manufacturer, has published the results of a survey it conducted in July which has found that 35% of pet owners would consider changing their vets if they didn’t think their face mask met the standard required...

    New study shows urine dipstick test not accurate for detecting proteinuria in cats

    A study published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) has shown that the urine dipstick test is not accurate for detecting proteinuria, either when used alone or when combined with the urine-specific gravity (USG) in cats. The study, titled...

    Improve launches distance learning postgrad programmes

    Improve International has announced the launch of two new distance learning (DL) postgrad certificates, the Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, which will start in February 2021, and the Certificate in Feline Practice, which will start in April. The...

    New BVA initiative to make vet practices a better place to work

    The BVA is urging veterinary practices to sign up to a new, voluntary code it has created to make for a better working environment; one which is supportive and welcoming to everyone. The Good Veterinary Workplaces Voluntary Code sets out various...

    Free webinars to help vets work with fat cats

    Royal Canin is holding two free webinars to help veterinary surgeons who are looking after clients with obese pets. The 'Obesity Care in Practice' webinars are designed to help you recognise obesity, create individual weight-loss plans and turn failing...

    Prednidale 5mg recalled

    Dechra Veterinary Products has issued a recall for Prednidale 5 mg Tablets because of a microbial contamination. The following batches are affected: 119501 Prednidale 5mg Tablets Expiry July 2021 120633 Prednidale 5mg Tablets Expiry October 2021...

    Ceva launches Enzootic Abortion of Ewes interactive map

    Ceva Animal Health, the manufacturer of Cevac Chlamydia, has launched an interactive map to help demonstrate to farmers that Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) is a real threat and encourage them to discuss vaccination with their veterinary surgeon. The...

    Only half of cats get regular veterinary care

    Royal Canin has released the results of an online survey which found that 43% of all cats in the UK and Ireland have not seen a veterinary surgeon within the last year and 11% have never been to the vet. The company surveyed 1979 pet owners last December...

    West Midlands referral centre installs £1.4m MRI scanner

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service has installed a £1.4 million Siemens Magnetom Sola 1.5 magnet scanner, believed to be the first of its kind in the UK veterinary market. Willows' Head of Imaging Andrew Parry, an RCVS and European Specialist...

    New veterinary decision-making website for new grads

    Mary Fraser MRCVS from Girling and Fraser has launched 'Could, Would, Should' a new initiative to support new grads in developing their decision-making skills. Mary (or, to give her her full title, Dr Mary Fraser BVMS PhD CertVD PGCHE FHEA MAcadMEd...

    New diagnostic tool to detect intestinal parasites at the time of visit

    Zoetis has announced the launch of Vetscan Imagyst, a new in-clinic diagnostic tool initially for testing cats' and dogs' faecal samples for parasites but which has broader applications in the future. The company says the system uses a combination...

    Animalcare offers equine microchipping reminders for practices

    Animalcare has produced a social media toolkit to help practices remind owners to comply with the new law on microchipping horses, ahead of the 1st October deadline. James Beaumont, Product Manager at Animalcare, said: “Microchipping is an essential...

    Survey to explore attitudes to pharmaceutical waste on farm

    Ceva Animal Health is carrying out a survey to discover what livestock and mixed practice vets think about pharmaceutical packaging and the environment, and how you think farmers are disposing of empty glass and plastic pharmaceutical vials. Ceva introduced...

    London Vet Show 2020 cancelled

    CloserStill Media, organisers of the London Vet Show, have announced that the 2020 event will not take place due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The London Vet Show will next take place on 11th and 12th November...

    Ceva launches new feline pheromone

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Feliway Optimum, a new pheromone product for stressed cats. Ceva says the new product is the fruit of research into the composition of the main feline pheromones which pass through the incisive ducts to the Vomeronasal...

    Free WSAVA webinar on the impact of coronavirus on patients and staff

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is hosting 'The Impact of COVID-19 on your Patients and Staff - An Update for Veterinary Professionals', a free webinar for veterinary surgeons on Tuesday 15th September at 12:00pm UTC. The speakers...

    RCVS investigation fails to identify mole on Council

    The RCVS has confirmed that it commissioned an independent investigation earlier this year which has failed to discover who leaked information contained in confidential Council papers. The College first became aware that confidential information had...

    Johnson’s 4Fleas Spot-on Solution for Cats recalled

    Johnson’s Veterinary Products Ltd has issued a recall of a single batch of Johnson’s 4fleas 80 mg Spot-on for Cats due because of a labelling error. On the carton and leaflet, it states: "For the prevention and treatment and prevention of flea (Ctenocephalides...

    AHT veterinary equipment goes up for sale

    Veterinary equipment and other assets belonging to the Animal Heath Trust have been put up for sale by Gordon Brothers, an asset management company, following the charity's closure earlier this year. Assets coming up for sale via private treaty and...

    State of the art surgical microscope to improve Yorkshire referral practice's neurosurgery capabilities

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield has become the first practice in Yorkshire and one of only a few in the UK to install a Zeiss OPMI CS NC-2 neurosurgical microscope. Paragon’s head of neurology, Massimo Mariscoli, says it will deliver better...

    Nockolds reports 100% increase in complaints surrounding remote prescriptions

    Nockolds, the solicitors which administer the The Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS) funded by the RCVS, has reported a 100% increase in the number of 'concerns' from pet owners about remote prescriptions since the start of the pandemic. ...