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    Veterinary anaesthesia app now on Android too

    Vetnapp , an anaesthesia app originally developed for Apple devices by European specialist in anaesthesia and analgesia Alastair Mair to save time and increase clinical accuracy, is now available for Android. Vetnapp offers a secure alternative to...

    Surrey population of European Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology increases by one

    The number of European Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology in Surrey has increased by one, following Richard Everson's recent qualification. Richard, who works at North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR), graduated from the Royal Veterinary...

    Fish saves dog

    Skeldale Veterinary Centre reports that it has performed the world's first fish skin graft on a dog that was 'days from death' from a seriously infected wound. The surgery was carried out in August 2018 and is, they say, the first time...

    Unpredictable and unexpected at BSAVA Congress

    The BSAVA has announced that the theme for this year's Big Issues stream (Friday 5th April) will be: 'How to Navigate the Unpredictable and the Unexpected'. Adrienne Conroy, Head of BSAVA Policy and Chair of the Big Issues stream said:...

    New HR and legal support service for veterinary practices

    MS Rubric , a Bristol-based law and HR firm which specialises in the veterinary sector, has announced the launch of Vantage, a Human Resource Management (HRM) and Employment Law advisory service. The company says its service has been designed to help...

    Coming soon: new edition of the BSAVA Manual of Reptiles

    The BSAVA will be launching the third edition of its Manual of Reptiles , edited by Simon Girling and Paul Raiti, at Congress this year. Extensively updated, the new edition reflects the increasing sophistication of reptile medicine and surgery and...

    Study shows that for horses, a little exercise goes a long way

    A new study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine has shown that just 25 minutes of light exercise may have health benefits for horses, even if it doesn’t result in additional weight loss 1 . The study "Influence of dietary...

    New evidence that Pro-Kolin Advanced helps canine diarrhoea

    Protexin Veterinary is highlighting a new study, published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine , which it says provides evidence that Pro-Kolin Advanced, an anti‐diarrheal probiotic paste (ADPP), can improve the clinical outcome of uncomplicated...

    Vets: Can you help with new evidence-based veterinary medicine booklet?

    Sense about Science and RCVS Knowledge need at least two veterinary surgeons to give feedback about a new booklet at a workshop in London on Wednesday 27th March. The new publication is a guide to evidence-based medicine (EBM) in veterinary practice...

    New group for equine case discussions

    VetSurgeon.org has launched the new Equine Group , where all equine veterinary news, discussions, clinical images and CPD are now being curated in one place. I'm delighted to welcome Celia Marr from Rossdales and Edd Knowles from Bell Equine ,...

    What's your position on cat neutering?

    A group of feline welfare charities are asking UK-based veterinary surgeons to take part in a survey to help them better understand neutering practices. The research is being carried out by Cats Protection, RSPCA, PDSA, Wood Green The Animal Charity...

    Can your practice partner with StreetVet?

    Streetvet , the non-profit outreach practice delivering veterinary care for homeless people in London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Cornwall and Cheltenham, is looking for practices prepared to partner with the charity...

    Upskirting vet restored after two year suspension

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to restore Oxfordshire-based George Martin MRCVS to the register after a period of nearly two years since he was struck off following a conviction for sexual offences committed in 2014 and 2015. George Martin...

    Vets urged to look out for lateral humeral condylar fractures in French Bulldogs

    Glasgow-based Roundhouse Referrals is urging veterinary surgeons to be on guard for easily overlooked lateral humeral condylar fractures (LHCFs) in French Bulldogs. Ross Allan (pictured right), an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery...

    Veterinary drugs put on Brexit critical list

    The Government has announced that veterinary medicines have been put on a list of 'critical goods' to be shipped into the country using government-secured freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government says that contracts...

    Horse Health Week to focus on infection risk in March

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Horse Health Week, which runs from 25th to 29th March 2019, will focus on helping owners and yards understand infection risk. It's a subject that will be front of many people's minds following the recent...

    New treatment for canine prostatic neoplasia

    Fitzpatrick Referrals has announced that it is now offering arterial embolisation as a treatment for canine prostatic neoplasia – the first veterinary centre to do so in Europe. Fitzpatrick says that the initial results from a study at the University...

    A 'must see' for anyone interested in feline infectious diseases

    The International Society of Feline Medicine has announced that two 'giants of feline medicine and infectious disease' will headline its European Feline Congress , which is open to all and taking place in the beautiful Croatian town of Cavtat...

    Mandisa Greene elected RCVS Junior Vice-President

    Mandisa Greene has been elected Junior Vice-President of the RCVS for 2019-20. Mandisa (pictured right) was first elected to Council in 2014 and then re-elected last year. She is currently Chair of the Practice Standards Group, which coordinates the...

    BSAVA's new Guide to Pain Management in Small Animal Practice

    The BSAVA will be launching its new Guide to Pain Management in Small Animal Practice at Congress this year. Billed as an essential reference, the new guide gives practical information on pain management in a wide range of small animals, emphasizing...

    New veterinary mental health research grants available

    The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative is inviting applications for the first Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant, named after an RCVS Council member who died tragically in 2017. One £20,000 grant will be awarded each year for five years, starting...

    Vets asked to take part in Quality Improvement survey

    RCVS Knowledge has launched a national research project into quality improvement (QI) in the veterinary profession, which all members of the profession are invited to take part in. What is 'quality improvement', you ask? Good question. Sure...

    Green referral centre leads the way in environmentally-friendly sharps disposal

    Davies Veterinary Specialists , which in 2018 became the first veterinary practice to get Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation, is now working with a leading clinical waste management company to reduce sharps injuries and waste, and share...

    Zoetis urges equine vets to do EHV survey

    In the light of concerns caused by the recent flu outbreak, Zoetis is urging equine vets to participate in a new survey about Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) , for which you could win a new body warmer. The company says the aim is to identify the most effective...

    New small animal medicine group on VetSurgeon

    VetSurgeon.org has today launched a new, small animal medicine special interest group . Special interest groups on VetSurgeon are areas where discipline-specific news, forum discussions, CPD events and clinical images are curated in one place. They...