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    The VetNurse Jobs January Brexit Sale

    VetNurse Jobs is running a special January Brexit sale until 10:30am on the 18th January, during which all jobs advertised on the site are reduced by 50% to £50 +VAT. All jobs posted on VetNurse.co.uk are valid for 60 days (double that normally...

    Now all vet practices can offer remote consultations

    The Virtual Vet Group (VVG) has launched a new platform which allows veterinary practices to offer clients remote consultations via their own branded mobile app. Remote consultations and prescribing have been the subject of much debate in the profession...

    RCVS and BVA call for vets to be put on the Shortage Occupation List

    The RCVS and the BVA have called on the government to add veterinary surgeons to the Shortage Occupation List as part of the UK’s preparations for leaving the European Union. The organisations made a joint submission to the Migration Advisory...

    Davies Veterinary Specialists acquired by Linnaeus Group

    Davies Veterinary Specialists , the Hertfordshire-based multi-disciplinary referral centre, has been acquired by the Linnaeus Group . Nat Whitley, clinical director at Davies Veterinary Services, said: "We are delighted to become part of the Linnaeus...

    BSAVA opens state-of-the-art new HQ

    National treasure, Professor The Lord Trees has officially opened BSAVA’s headquarters today following a massive revamp to extend the teaching facilities, increase sustainability and make it fit for the 21st century. The newly refurbished and...

    Not-for-profit vets open second practice

    Yorkshire-based Animal Trust , the somewhat controversially named not-for-profit veterinary practice, has announced it is opening a second practice in Dewsbury, less than a year since it opened the first one up the road in Tingley. Set up by veterinary...

    After busiest year yet, Vetlife needs you

    Vetlife is asking everyone in the profession to pledge their support after having its busiest year yet. The charity-run Vetlife helpline, which offers 24/7 confidential support, says it had 2775 contacts from members of the profession last year, up...

    Welsh Government commits £5m to fighting sheep scab

    Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced a £5m programme to help eradicate sheep scab. The disease had been identified as a priority by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group. Further...

    New 'Cat Friendly' courses for vets, nurses and receptionists

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has announced the launch of two new cat friendly courses aimed at individuals working in veterinary practice. The Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional course is aimed at veterinary surgeons and nurses...

    JRT's 'untreatable' double intra-hepatic shunt corrected at Fitzpatrick Referrals

    Gerard McLauchlan MRCVS, an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology & Soft Tissue , has successfully corrected a double intra-hepatic shunt in an 18-month-old Jack Russell Terrier that had been deemed 'untreatable'...

    Dechra launches new treatment for seborrhoeic dermatitis

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Dermanolon, a new symptomatic treatment to tackle seborrhoeic dermatitis in cats and dogs. Dermanolon contains triamcinolone acetonide and salicylic acid. Presented in a 75ml spray bottle, Dechra says it is designed...

    Improve launches Diagnostic Imaging (Computed Tomography) GPAdvCert

    Improve International has announced the launch of the latest in a series of General Practitioner Advanced Certificates (GPAdvCert): Diagnostic Imaging (Computed Tomography - CT). The 12-module programme is aimed at European veterinary professionals...

    Last call for welfare award nominations

    Ceva Animal Health is making a last call for nominations for its Animal Welfare Awards 2019, which celebrate veterinary surgeons, nurses, farmers, animal welfare professionals and animal welfare teams which have gone above and beyond to enhance the health...
  • Herts vet escapes with reprimand after showing improved standard of care

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded Hertfordshire-based Amir Kashiv MRCVS for the inadequate care of a dog with renal failure. Mr Kashiv first appeared before the Committee in December 2016 in relation to four charges against him regarding...

    Ceva launches funny new Adaptil and Feliway TV ads

    Ceva Animal Health has launched two new tongue-in-cheek TV ads which show people hiding in fear when visitors arrive, scratching furniture and urine spraying in order to highlight behaviour patterns which Adaptil and Feliway are designed to help with...

    Wellness guru to speak at VET Festival 2019

    VET Festival organisers have announced that American physical therapist and Master Yoga teacher Lara Heimann will be joining clinical experts from around the world on the speaker panel of VET Festival 2019 . The two-day event, now in its fifth year...

    Anaesthetic shortage: RCVS offers reassurance

    The RCVS has issued a statement to reassure veterinary surgeons that problems arising from the shortage of isoflurane are very unlikely to be considered as a professional misconduct issue, provided that clinical decisions are justifiable, that detailed...
  • Vets increasingly gloomy about Brexit

    Veterinary surgeons are increasingly gloomy about Brexit, according to the latest Voice of the Profession survey of 839 practitioners carried out by the BVA in September and October this year. According to the survey, 64% of veterinary surgeons now...

    Anaesthetic shortage: "Special" isoflurane on the way

    The BEVA, the BSAVA and The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) say that working with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, they've found a solution to the isoflurane shortage . Having investigated alternative sources of isoflurane, and...

    Official Veterinarian struck off for falsely certifying slaughterhouse welfare

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed the Registrar to remove Laura Padron Vega, a former Official Veterinarian, from the Register for dishonestly backdating certificates in order to avoid new animal welfare regulations. Miss Padron Vega faced...

    Anaesthetic shortage: Jurox launches Alfaxan support pack

    Following the news about the shortage of isoflurane , Jurox (UK) Ltd has launched a support pack for Alfaxan, licensed for the maintenance of anaesthesia for up to an hour in dogs and cats. The support pack features information on the role anaesthetic...
  • Exotics vet wins most thanks for top tip

    Exotics vet Mark Rowland from the Trinity Veterinary Centre has won VetSurgeon.org's competition for sharing the best tip with colleagues in the discussion forums on the site. To enter the competition, VetSurgeon members just needed to post a 'top...

    BSAVA moves to help with anaesthetic shortage

    The British Small Animal Veterinary Association has taken a number of steps to help address the problems resulting from a shortage of isoflurane caused by mechanical problems at a manufacturing facility contracted to Zoetis , the country's biggest...

    New social media tutorials for vets

    Elanco has published a series of online video tutorials for practices that need help setting up and running a business presence on Facebook and Instagram. The five-part series, which is hosted on Elanco’s customer portal MyElanco.co.uk , covers...

    New ECC specialist at Midlands referral centre

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has announced that it has recruited Ludivine Boiron, a specialist in emergency and critical care (ECC), to boost its service provision in that area. Ludivine, who graduated in 2008, has come...