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    RCVS and BVA welcome recommendation to reinstate vets to the Shortage Occupation List

    The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its full review of the Shortage Occupation List and recommended that veterinary surgeons are added to it (page 82). The Committee's decision to recommend the addition of vets to the list is seen...

    New Surrey-based dentistry referral service

    North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley has announced the launch of a new specialist dentistry and oral surgery referral service led by Rachel Perry , an EBVS European Veterinary Specialist, RCVS Specialist in Dentistry and honorary lecturer...

    BVA recommends expanded role for veterinary nurses

    As part of its recent policy statement in which the BVA outlined its vision for veterinary surgeons to lead the care provided by a variety of allied professionals , the association has made a series of recommendations for expanding the role of Registered...

    BVA outlines vision for vet-led care

    The BVA has published a new policy statement outlining its 'hub and spoke' vision for the future of patient care , whereby veterinary surgeons are at hub of treatment, directing patients to and coordinating treatment by allied professionals. ...

    WellVet Weekend returns to Cambridge in 2019

    The WellVet Weekend of inspirational speakers, sporting events, wellbeing workshops and social activities for vets, vet nurses and anyone working in the profession, is set to return to Girton College, Cambridge on the 6 th -8 th September 2019. The...

    Vet nurse struck off after conviction for poisoning dog with insulin

    Dunbartonshire-based Georgina Bretman has been struck off the Register of Veterinary Nurses by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee following her conviction in 2017 for causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal. In August 2017, Georgina Bretman...

    Oxfordshire-based vet suspended for six months for communication failures

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Oxfordshire-based practitioner Dr Susan Catherine Mulvey MRCVS for six months, for failing to communicate with clients, professional colleagues and the College. There were two charges against Dr Mulvey...

    Half of vet practices don't think veterinary wellness is an issue

    A study carried out on behalf of VET Festival 2019 has found that 'veterinary wellness' is not recognised as an issue at 52% of UK veterinary practices and around 70% do not have a wellness programme or any plan to introduce one. This is despite...

    White Cross vets are a bit fit

    White Cross Vets has come up with another clever team-building initiative for its staff: giving them all a £50 contribution towards a new Fitbit and then holding a competition to see which of its teams logs the most steps. 60 veterinary surgeons...

    Bayer launches Baycox Iron Injection for piglets

    Bayer has announced the Europe-wide launch of Baycox Iron (36 mg/ml toltrazuril plus 182 mg/ml gleptoferron) suspension for injection for piglets. Baycox Iron Injection is indicated for the concurrent prevention of clinical signs of coccidiosis (such...

    Yorkshire referral centre gains double-board oncology specialist

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield has been joined by Dr Rodney Ayl, a double-board certified specialist in medical and radiation oncology. Rodney (pictured right) has spent the last 26 years practising in the USA, latterly at the California...

    Can endoparasites be controlled without drugs?

    Veterinary Prescriber has published its latest module, which asks whether endoparasite infections in cats and dogs can be prevented without the use of prophylactic medicines. The module, which was produced with Ian Wright, head of the specialist parasitology...

    Vets asked to get farmers to take part in milk fever survey

    Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of Bovikalc and Bovikalc Dry, has launched its National Milk Fever (hypocalcaemia) Survey and is asking vets to encourage their farm clients to take part and improve the quality of data available on clinical and subclinical...

    New BSAVA PetSavers guides for dog owners

    PetSavers , the BSAVA's charitable division, has published My Dog’s Got, a series of downloadable guides for the owners of dogs that have been diagnosed with a specific veterinary condition. BSAVA President Sue Paterson said: "By signposting...

    New survey shows how farmers rely on vets for BVD advice

    Boehringer Ingelheim's fourth National BVD Survey has found that 47% of farmers across the UK say veterinary advice was the main reason for their decision to vaccinate. 1243 farmers took part in the survey, which was held in partnership with the...

    Product recall: Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection

    Elanco has issued a recall of Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection (Vm 00006/4098), its antibiotic for cattle and pigs, due to a failed periodic revalidation that may affect the level of sterility assurance. This only affects batch number C967336A...

    Yorkshire practice reveals trending pet names

    The Yorkshire-based group, White Cross Vets , has delved into its archives to see how pet names have changed since the 1930s. First they looked at the names of all the cats and dogs they saw in 2018, finding that the most popular names for dogs were...

    Two more online veterinary consultation providers join the field

    Two more companies have now joined Pawsquad in announcing the launch of online veterinary consultations for pet owners. First out of the stalls was Vet AI , a company founded in 2017 by Paul Hallett and Robert Dawson MRCVS, which announced last November...

    It's official: the RCVS is a great place to work

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has been awarded the Laureate Award by the Great Place to Work initiative , for being within the top 50 best places to work in the UK for five years in a row. RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett said: "I am so proud...

    Cat TB cases linked to raw pet food diet

    A new study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery has found 'compelling circumstantial' evidence of a link between a commercial raw diet and an outbreak of tuberculosis in cats caused by Mycobacterium bovis 1 . The link emerged...

    Four free veterinary wound care CPD events

    Essity, the global hygiene and health company , has announced dates for four wound care CPD events being held by the company's Veterinary Academy. The Essity Veterinary Academy covers four topics of education: Anatomy and Physiology of Wound Healing...

    CPD to become outcomes-based

    The RCVS has announced that over the next few years, it is planning to roll out a new outcomes-based model of continuing professional development (CPD), whereby practitioners will be obliged to reflect upon what they learned and to record their reflections...

    New veterinary autoclaves for a fraction of the usual price

    Yeson UK had announced the launch of a new range of autoclaves priced at a point which the company hopes is going to disrupt the marketplace. The company says the new range performs as well as the leading brands and delivers consistently reliable sterilisation...

    Only 20% of older cats get their blood pressure checked by the vet

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Amodip, has found that only 20% of the owners of older cats have had a blood pressure check suggested by their vet 1 , despite the International Society of Feline Medicine recommendation that one be performed annually in cats...
  • London vet suspended for stealing puppy

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended London-based veterinary surgeon Dr Zahra Tahaneem Rafiq for six months, and found no misconduct against Mr Oscar Perez Maillo in the hearing of a case in which two newborn puppies were taken from their owner...