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    New ear cleaner for cats, dogs and rabbits

    Vita Animal Health has launched Omniotic, a new ear cleaner for use in dogs, cats and rabbits. Omniotic combines three ingredients to remove ear wax and debris: a detergent, a solvent and an emulsifier. It also contains Octoxynol-9, lactic acid, salicylic...

    IVC's online veterinary consultation service goes live

    Independent Vetcare (IVC) has now officially unveiled ' Online Vets ', its veterinary consultation service for pet owners, claiming to offer them a saving of nearly £100 a year on veterinary bills. A 15-minute consultation with Online...

    Rossdales celebrates anniversary with 'Diamond Series' equine CPD

    Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons , which remains one of the largest independent equine veterinary practices in Europe, is celebrating 60 years of service by hosting ‘Diamond Series’ equine CPD events for general practitioners and students. ...
  • More British bulldogs face life beset by health problems

    The Royal Veterinary College has published the results of the largest ever study of British bulldogs treated in first opinion veterinary practices, finding that ownership of British bulldogs has doubled over the last five years, despite the breed suffering...

    Hallmark withdraws from Scottish OV contract citing veterinary salary inflation

    HallMark Meat Hygiene has announced that it has been released from its contract with Food Standards Scotland (FSS) for the delivery of meat industry official controls in Scotland, effective from 16 th September. The company provides official veterinarians...

    Faecal egg counts now quicker and easier than ever

    Techion has announced the launch of the latest upgrade to the FECPAK g2 , which includes a raft of new features designed to make faecal egg counts quicker and easier than ever. This latest incarnation of the FECPAK G2 is now a battery-powered and wi...

    Vets Now launches new surgical residency programme at Glasgow hospital

    Vets Now has launched a new small animal surgical residency programme following a recent £1.5m expansion at its Glasgow hospital. The expansion, which was completed last year, added a whole floor dedicated to emergency and critical care, a new...

    346 vets removed from the Register for not coughing up

    The RCVS has removed 346 veterinary surgeons from the Register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee. The final deadline for paying the fee was 31 May 2019, with the 346 who did not pay being removed on 1 June 2019, compared to 308 last year...

    RCVS CPD requirements for vets to change

    The RCVS has announced far-reaching changes to the CPD requirements for veterinary surgeons, agreed by Council at its June meeting. The proposals put to Council by the Education Committee included six key recommendations for changes to CPD policy:...

    RCVS Council to review definition of 'under care' of a vet

    The RCVS Council has today announced a 'wide-ranging' review of a number of key provisions of the supporting guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct , following ongoing discussions around trialling the development of telemedicine services...

    New Midlands-based chronic pain referral clinic

    Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service has announced it is to launch a chronic pain clinic on Monday. Led by Jacques Ferreira, an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (pictured right), the new...

    Record turnout at VET Festival

    Fitz All Media, organiser of the VET Festival, reports that a record 1,900 delegates and 60 exhibitors attended the event earlier this month, a 12% and 28% increase on the previous year, respectively. Founder Professor Noel Fitzpatrick said: "It...

    Vets Now launches veterinary wellness initiative

    Vets Now has launched 'Wellness Month', a new initiative designed to prioritise health and wellbeing amongst its workforce. During June, Vets Now’s 1300 employees up and down the country will focus on activities which make them feel happy...

    New petition calls on the RCVS not to allow remote prescription of POM-Vs

    Shams Mir MRCVS, Chair of the BVU , has launched a petition to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons which asks that they do not allow remote prescription of POM-V medicines without a physical examination, as was proposed and discussed at the Council...

    BSAVA's new summit meeting to confront major issues facing veterinary profession

    The BSAVA has announced the launch of the BSAVA Summit, a new 2-day CPD event in London which will tackle the major issues facing the profession and to which all vets are invited. BSAVA Summit will take place from 16-17 December 2019 at the Royal College...

    Hill's launches Prescription Diet Stews for cats and dogs

    Hill's Pet Nutrition has launched Prescription Diet Stews, described as offering 'clinical nutrition with a gourmet look and taste that pets won't be able to resist'. Looking at the imagery on the company's website , I'm not...

    DC refuses to restore Kent-based former vet ... for the seventh time

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has refused an application by Warwick Seymour-Hamilton to be restored to the Register of Veterinary Surgeons. Mr Seymour-Hamilton was originally removed from the Register in June 1994 for failing to maintain his practice’s...

    London practice shares secrets of its outstanding PSS success

    Cheam-based Maven Veterinary Care is celebrating becoming one of only 12 practices in the country to be rated as 'outstanding' in four categories by the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme. The first opinion Linnaeus Group practice, which also holds...

    Jurox launches a UK licensed acepromazine for horses

    Jurox (UK) Ltd has launched AceSedate, a UK-licensed injectable acepromazine for horses. AceSedate for horses contains 10mg/ml acepromazine as its active ingredient, which the company says means a lower dose volume is required compared to the non-UK...

    Raw diets reviewed in the JSAP

    This month, the Journal of Small Animal Practice has published ' Raw diets for dogs and cats: a review, with particular reference to microbiological hazards 1 ', which weighs up the pros and cons of raw feeding cats and dogs. The article looks...

    Animalcare offers free microchipping waiting room display packs

    To celebrate 30 years since it launched its first microchips in the UK, Animalcare is providing identichip veterinary customers with a free 'Chip & Check' waiting room display pack. The materials are designed to help educate pet owners...

    Vets urged to take part in RCVS 2019 Survey of the Profession

    This week, the RCVS will be sending every veterinary surgeon its Survey of the Profession, designed amongst other things to help the College and other organisations prioritise the issues they tackle and the support they offer. The survey is conducted...

    Royal Canin webinar to explore pruritus, its causes and how to manage it

    Royal Canin has announced that it will be hosting a webinar for vets and nurses titled 'Pruritus - Why blaming the food isn’t a solution but changing it might be!', led by Sarah Warren BVetMed MSc (Clin. Onc.) CertVD MRCVS on Tuesday 23...

    Greatest threats to dog welfare are dental disease, osteoarthritis and obesity

    The Royal Veterinary College has published new evidence which shows that of the eight major disorders seen by veterinary surgeons in practice, dental disease, osteoarthritis and obesity have the highest overall welfare impact on affected dogs 1 . The...

    Vets gather to learn from aviation and maritime professionals

    Veterinary surgeons, human healthcare professionals and experts from the maritime and aviation industries gathered at the Royal Society of Medicine earlier this month to discuss and share knowledge about the contributions of human factors to patient safety...