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    Vets invited to ISFM Congress 2023: Between a Urolith and a Hard Place

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) will be hosting its annual Congress in Dublin from 29th June to 3rd July 2023, with the theme of ‘Between a Urolith and a Hard Place: Acute upper urinary tract disease and beyond…’ The ISFM says Congress...

    All vets invited to discuss which diets we should feed cats and dogs with cancer

    VetSurgeon.org and Improve Veterinary Practice have launched the Clinical Article Club, where, much like a book club, vets are invited to read and then discuss mainly clinical articles with each other and with the author, in the VetSurgeon Forum. Time...

    SPVS to hold webinar on exiting practice

    SPVS is to host a webinar: 'Exiting practice on your terms', presented by Simon Biles from Moore Scarrott on Tuesday 13th December at 7:30pm. The Association says: "Deciding how best to exit a practice that you have usually spent the majority of your...

    Teleradiology provider calls for stringent self-regulation of diagnostic imaging AI

    Teleradiology company, VetCT, is calling for companies developing and deploying AI in the field of veterinary diagnostic imaging to impose the highest standards of self-regulation. In an AI position statement released on their website, the company...

    New study to assess the environmental risk from ectoparasite treatments

    CVS is to fund a study at the University of Bristol to assess the environmental risk from ectoparasite treatments in companion animals. Concern has been expressed in the profession about environmental contamination from products used in companion animal...

    Surrey referral centre expands ophthalmology team

    North Downs Specialists Referrals in Surrey, has appointed Emily Jeanes, an EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology, and Vim Kumaratunga, an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Ophthalmology to its team. Emily graduated from the University...
  • Insurance fraud vet has DC sanction postponed

    Dr Donal Johnston MRCVS, a former County Down-based veterinary surgeon who made fraudulent pet insurance claims to fund a gambling addiction has had his RCVS Disciplinary Committee sanction hearing postponed after he agreed to enter into undertakings...

    New license claim for Bovilis calf scour vaccine

    MSD has announced that its calf scour vaccine, Bovilis Rotavec Corona is now licensed to boost antibodies against both F5 (K99) and F41 E.coli adhesins – the most commonly isolated fimbriae taken from calves suffering with infectious diarrhoea 1 . ...

    French veterinary diagnostic company launches UK subsidiary

    Enalees, a French company specialising in the design, development, production and marketing of veterinary molecular diagnostic tests, has opened a subsidiary in North Yorkshire. Enalees offers a variety of point-of-care isothermal PCR animal diagnostics...

    Daily Mail accuses vets of profiteering

    The Daily Mail has published a lead article today which accuses vets of profiteering through the over-treatment of dogs owned by people who are desperate to keep their pets alive. The article points towards the corporatisation of the profession , with...

    Neurology referral service launched at Vets Now, Glasgow

    Vets Now Glasgow has launched a neurology and neurosurgery service. The new service is being headed by Dr Katia Marioni-Henry. Katia graduated from the University of Parma in 1995 and went on to do a PhD in Clinical Electrodiagnostic at the University...

    Competitions and Markets Authority investigates eight IVC acquisitions

    The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it is investigating eight acquisitions by IVC Evidensia. 16 clinics are affected by the investigation, namely Penrose Veterinary Group Limited, Kevin Castle (Pet Care) Ltd, Swayne & Partners...
  • Study finds vets not complying with Epilepsy Task Force recommendations

    A new study, published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) , has revealed that veterinary surgeons only prescribe anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) after a seizure cluster in 44% of cases, despite International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force recommendations...

    Animalcare launches periodontal diagnostic strip

    Animalcare has launched OraStripdx, a periodontal diagnostic strip that estimates the levels of thiols dissolved in oral fluid, thereby indicating the level of periodontal disease in an awake patient. Each OraStripdx comprises a dry porous pad, pre...

    Improve launches My Veterinary Career

    Improve Veterinary Education and the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS), has launched My Veterinary Career, a new points-based career pathway so vets can structure their training and qualifications around different clinical...

    Nominations open for 2023 RCVS Council election

    Veterinary surgeons who want to play a part in determining how the RCVS regulates professional standards and education, as well as advancing the profession through its Royal Charter activities, can now put themselves forward as candidates in next year...

    New course puts vets in the cockpit

    Trainetics, a human factors and leadership training and consultancy company, is launching a human factors course for veterinary professionals in January 2023, as part of which, delegates take control of a commercial jet in a flight simulator at Heathrow...

    Hannah Hunt named Young Vet of the Year 2022

    Dr. Hannah Hunt has been awarded Young Vet of the Year 2022 by the British Veterinary Association. Hannah, who graduated from the RVC in 2015, was nominated for her dedication to excelling in first-opinion practice through her farm, small animal and...

    Improve International rebrands

    Improve International has launched its rebranding at the London Vet Show, which now comprises three sub-brands: Improve Veterinary Education, Improve Veterinary Practice and the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS). Improve...

    And now an app that vets can offer remote consultations on ...

    Vetster has launched a mobile app for Android and iOS through which veterinary surgeons practicing on Vetster can offer remote consultations to pet owners. Mark Bordo, CEO and CoFounder, Vetster.com, said: “Our new mobile app is one more way we can...

    Equine Veterinary Journal highlights importance of reverting to bi-annual flu boosters

    The Equine Veterinary Journal has published a special early view article reviewing the science behind enhanced equine influenza vaccination schedules, in particular the replacement of annual boosters with a mandatory bi-annual vaccination programme....

    Study shows clinical audits can be performed across different vet centres

    A world-first clinical audit which looked at the outcomes of minimally-invasive surgical procedures in dogs, published in The Journal of Veterinary Cardiology , has concluded that the process of performing a clinical audit in veterinary clinical interventions...

    New range of pet memorials to launch at London Vet Show

    Oh So Precious, a new trade-only range of memorials and keepsakes to commemorate the lives of pets, is to launch at the London Vet Show (stand F14). The new brand has a couple of display stands that practices can use to show off the range of memory...

    Kent practice becomes first B Corp veterinary practice in Europe

    Congratulations to Kent-based Pennard Vets, an employee-owned, seven-practice group which has become the first veterinary practice in Europe to become B Corp certified. Certified B Corps are companies that meet exceptionally high standards of social...

    Everyone that visits ezyVet at the London Vet Show will raise £1 for Vetlife

    ezyVet, a maker of veterinary practice management solutions, says it will donate £1 to Vetlife for every person that visits its stand (D70) at the London Vet Show, on the 17th and 18th November 2022. Whilst you're there, the company will doubtless...