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  • Vet retention fees to rise by shocking 150%

    The RCVS has today announced that retention fees paid by veterinary surgeons are set to rise by 150%, from £340 to £850 per annum. According to the College, the increase in fees is needed primarily to develop its regulatory capacity for...
  • ** BREAKING NEWS ** Homeopaths march on RCVS Belgravia House

    VetSurgeon.org is hearing early reports of a homeopathic protest march currently taking place in London. The protesters, which VetSurgeon.org understands comprise six veterinary surgeons and 30-40 pet owners, started their march in Parliament Square...
  • Female vets ARE discriminated against

    The BVA has published the interim results of a new study which seems to provide the best evidence yet that the veterinary profession still discriminates against female veterinary surgeons. The study also found that those who believe that gender discrimination...
  • Veterinary regulator blackballs homeopathy in animals

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has today issued a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, homeopathy in particular. With regard to all types of complementary and alternative medicine, the statement...

    RVC breakthrough in the treatment of Alabama Rot

    Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA) say they've made a ground-breaking discovery in the treatment of the deadly canine disease, Alabama rot. Alabama rot, properly known as Cutaneous and Renal...
  • Landmark disciplinary case against Staffs vet represents victory against pseudoscience

    In a landmark disciplinary case last week, Staffordshire-based veterinary surgeon Roger Meacock MRCVS has undertaken to amend his website after the College alleged it contained content which was either misleading or inaccurate to the point of bringing...

    Research exposes the veterinary gender pay gap

    Two new surveys reported in Vet Record today have revealed a gender pay gap of up to 36% in the UK veterinary profession. The first survey, which was conducted by CM Research , found that male veterinary surgeons get paid more across all levels and...
  • Two new antibiotics for responsible use in cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched two new antibiotics with a new tablet technology designed to encourage more responsible use of antibiotics in practice. Metrobactin is the first veterinary licensed metronidazole tablet for the treatment of anaerobic...

    Veterinary surgeon silences Nigel Farage

    Maidstone-based Daniella Dos Santos MRCVS has become quite possibly the first person to render Nigel Farage utterly speechless whilst at the same time drawing welcome attention to the shortfall in veterinary surgeons caused by Brexit. Daniella, a small...
  • VetSurgeon.org offers free CPD for UK vets

    You probably know that just reading content on www.vetsurgeon.org can count towards the 10 hours of undocumented Continuing Professional Development you are allowed to undertake each year. What you may NOT know is that other activities on the site can...
  • CVS announces cost-cutting measures after earnings warning

    CVS Group has issued a trading statement this morning which warns that its 2019 earnings are likely to be "materially below market expectations", and that the company has consequently introduced a number of cost-cutting measures. In its statement...
  • WSAVA slams Daily Telegraph story about leptospirosis vaccine

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has issued a statement denouncing a Daily Telegraph / Mail on Sunday story which claimed that 'thousands of dogs are dying or suffering severe allergic reactions' after being treated with Nobivac L4...

    Liverpool seeks older cats for long term study into ageing

    The University of Liverpool has announced the launch of an ambitious long-term study to improve understanding of the ageing process in cats. Conducted in partnership with Royal Canin and led by Professor Alex German, the Feline Healthy Ageing Clinic...

    World first canine cardiac surgery at the RVC

    The Royal Veterinary College has performed world-first surgery to correct a combination of congenital heart defects in a dog that needed a repair to its tricuspid valve and common atrium. Lottie, an 11-month-old Labrador puppy was found to have a very...

    Nexgard Spectra now indicated for lungworm too

    Merial has announced that Nexgard Spectra has now been licensed to prevent lungworm in dogs, making it the only product which deals with lungworm and ticks (not to mention fleas and roundworm). The company says that until now, veterinary surgeons wanting...

    Zoetis launches Stronghold Plus spot-on for cats

    Zoetis has launched Stronghold Plus (selamectin/sarolaner), a topical combination of parasiticides licensed for the treatment of fleas, ticks, ear mites, lice, GI worms and heartworm in cats. Zoetis says the combined action of selamectin and sarolaner...

    First NSAID licensed for pain management in guinea pigs

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that its NSAID, Metacam 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats, is now licensed for the alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain associated with soft tissue surgery in guinea pigs. Metacam is the first NSAID...
  • TV vet bemoans decline in young vets applying for work in mixed practice

    Talking to The Daily Telegraph last week , Julian Norton MRCVS from the Skeldale Veterinary Centre - who stars in The Yorkshire Vet - has bemoaned a decline in applicants for jobs in rural mixed practice. Julian said: "People are turning to surgeries...
  • Homeopaths up in arms about new RCVS position on alternative medicine

    The Faculty of Homeopathy and the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons (BAHVS) have responded to the RCVS's new position on the use of complementary and alternative medicines in veterinary practice. The organisations say that...

    New indications for Baytril in sheep and goats

    Bayer Animal Health has announced changes to the product indications for Baytril 50mg/ml and 100mg/ml Solutions for Injection, which both contain enrofloxacin. Baytril 50mg/ml and 100mg/ml Solutions for Injection, now have licensed indications for...

    Campaign for better post-neutering pain relief for cats

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has launched a new campaign highlighting the need for all cats to receive post-neutering pain relief. The campaign – Cats deserve pain relief too – has been prompted by a recent study...

    Vets in fight over space for snakes

    A group of 16 independent veterinary surgeons and biologists, including some of the world's leading experts on snake science and welfare, has written to Defra to demand it reinstates a rule requiring that snakes kept captive for sale are given at...
  • RCVS muddled over homeopathy

    The RCVS has responded to a petition from Danny Chambers MRCVS and 1,100 of its members which called for veterinary surgeons to be banned from prescribing homeopathic treatments to animals. In a letter to Danny, RCVS President Christopher Tufnell wrote...

    Babesiosis confirmed in non-travelling dog by Herts vet

    MSD Animal Health is highlighting a new case of Babesiosis in a non-travelling dog confirmed by Atilla Csaka MRCVS from Walton Lodge Veterinary Group in Ware, Hertfordshire. Atilla was presented with the concerned owners of an eight year old Staffie...

    Kruuse becomes exclusive distributor for VideoMed endoscopes

    Kruuse has announced that it has become the exclusive distributor for VideoMed GmbH and its range of veterinary endoscopes and documentation systems. VideoMed produces a range of equine and small animal endoscopes, gastroscopes and laryngoscopes that...