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    Sarah Mason first to qualify as a Specialist in both oncology and radiation oncology

    Essex-based Sarah Mason MRCVS, someone who already has more qualifications than could be stored on the Internet, has now achieved an industry-first by being the first clinician to be recognised as a Specialist in both oncology and radiation oncology....

    New Yorkshire referral clinic

    Wetherby-based Swift Referrals has officially opened its new £3 million referral clinic. The clinic will offer referrals in orthopaedics, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, neurology and advanced imaging from a team which includes Rory Bell...

    New oncology referral service in Bucks

    The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, has launched a new oncology referral service led by Stefano Zago DVM (Hons) MSc (Clin Onc) MRCVS. Stefano qualified in Parma, Italy and has a Master’s in Clinical Oncology. He has...

    Somerset referral hospital approved for neurology residencies

    Cave Veterinary Specialists in Somerset has been approved as a centre for neurology residency programmes by the European College of Veterinary Neurologists (ECVN). The Wellington-based hospital is hoping to announce its first resident at the start...

    New Yorkshire-based pet pain clinic

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield has announced the launch of a chronic pain clinic for pets referred to the centre by external first opinion practices. The clinic is being run by Liz Leece, an RCVS and EBVS Specialist in veterinary anaesthesia...

    Essex referral centre gets go ahead for 40,000 square foot site

    Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex has been given approval by planners to convert a 40,000 sq ft site just down the road from its current premises into what will be one of the UK’s largest referral centres. The £11m project, which...

    Specialists in anaesthesia and neurology join Yorkshire referral centre

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals has announced that two more specialists have joined its fledgling team. Liz Leece, an RCVS and EBVS specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia (pictured right) and Massimo Mariscoli, an EBVS and RCVS specialist...

    CVS to launch network of peripatetic Advanced Practitioners

    CVS has announced that it is to develop a network of peripatetic Advanced Practitioners, both to improve the breadth and depth of its clinical service around the country and to offer vets an attractive career pathway. CVS says there has been a steady...

    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...

    New Midlands-based specialist epilepsy clinic for cats and dogs

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has announced the launch of a specialist epilepsy clinic for cats and dogs. The clinic is led by Sebastien Behr MRCVS, an RCVS Specialist in Neurology. Patients will benefit from access to...

    Anyone seen any cases of Alabama Rot?

    Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists , The Royal Veterinary College and Bayer Animal Health are asking UK practices to report any suspected cases of Alabama Rot, or Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), as it is slightly less catchily...

    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...

    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...

    Medivet to open 'centre of excellence' for orthopaedics in Kent

    Medivet has announced the opening of a "centre of excellence" in orthopaedics at its referral practice in Faversham, Kent. The team at the centre will be led by Dr Ryk Botes (pictured right), a Medivet Branch Partner with a special interest...

    Midlands referral centre recruits new internal medicine specialist

    Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service has been joined by Mark Dunning, a European Diplomate in Small Animal Internal Medicine and an RCVS and EBVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Mark, who graduated...

    New online specialist veterinary dermatology support

    The veterinary dermatologist Sue Paterson has launched Virtual Vet Derms , an online advice service which aims to give general practitioners the advice they need to manage cases within their own practice, without the need for referral. Virtual Vet...

    UK-first as dog gets new jaw created on a 3d printer

    Eastcott Referrals in Swindon has become the first practice in the UK to use a jaw reconstruction technique in dogs that uses prosthetic titanium implants created on a 3D printer. The practice's dentistry and oral surgery team, led by Peter Southerden...

    New research indicates Alabama Rot is seasonal

    Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has revealed the results of some research indicating that Alabama Rot, acka* Cutaneous Renal and Glomerular Vasculopathy, is a seasonal condition. The UK has now seen a total of 169 confirmed cases of Alabama...

    RVC unveils one of the most advanced CT scanners in veterinary use

    The Royal Veterinary College has announced the installation of what it describes as one of the most advanced CT scanners in any veterinary facility, anywhere in the world. The College says the speed and accuracy of scans produced by the new scanner...

    New oncologist at Fitzpatrick Referrals

    Fitzpatrick Referrals has been joined by Dr Michael Macfarlane as Senior Clinician in Medical Oncology. Michael qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and then worked in first opinion practice in Buckinghamshire and Northern Ireland. He then...

    Surrey referral centre completes £2.5M extension

    North Downs Specialist Referrals has announced the completion of a £2.5M extension to its headquarters in Bletchingley, Surrey. The extension includes a new diagnostic imaging suite with both CT and MRI scanners, a fourth operating theatre, two...

    Prince Charles opens new equine facility in Staffordshire

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has visited Pool House Equine Clinic to mark the opening of its new, purpose-built facility in Fradley, near Lichfield. This multimillion pound centre will support the provision of advanced first opinion and referral...

    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...

    First canine cardiac arrhythmia surgery without human medical support

    Davies Veterinary Specialists reports that it has performed two successful surgeries on dogs to cure cardiac arrhythmia, without support from the human medical field. Davies says its Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, headed by Pedro Oliveira (pictured...

    Independent orthopaedic referral centre opens in Cambridgeshire

    Mark Bush and Martin Owen, both RCVS Recognised Specialists in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery have joined forces to open East of England Veterinary Specialists , a new orthopaedic referral practice in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire. The new practice was...