Veterinary News Headlines

    New glossary of veterinary oncology terms

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association Oncology Working Group has published a glossary of common veterinary oncology terms to help owners better understand cancer terminology, The Oncology Working Group, winningly styled as 'WOW', says it hopes...

    BSAVA Congress tickets now on sale

    Tickets for BSAVA Congress, taking place at Manchester Central from 24th–26th March, have gone on sale, with early bird discounts for those who register before 17th February 2022. There have been major changes to the format for Congress this year....

    New self-care website for vets

    Livisto, an animal health pharmaceutical company, has launched the HappyVetProject, a new website designed to help support veterinary surgeons' wellbeing. The company points to the well-known veterinary mental health and suicide stats, such as the...

    Linnaeus launches an updated graduate programme for 2022

    Linnaeus has updated its two-year graduate programme, dividing it into two 12-month courses: the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) followed by a 12-month Early Careers Programme (ECP). New graduates will work through both programmes during their...

    Mandisa Greene becomes Medical Director at Vets Now

    Vets Now has appointed the ex-RCVS President Mandisa Greene as its Medical Director. Mandisa qualified from the Royal (Dick) Vet School in Edinburgh in 2008 and has since spent much of her career working in emergency and critical care. She served...

    RCVS reports on the impact of the pandemic on vets

    The RCVS has published two reports on the impact of the pandemic on the personal and professional lives of veterinary surgeons and nurses since March 2020. The reports summarise the results of two surveys that were conducted between July and August...

    Dr Anne Kurosawa to head Dick White's cardiology team

    Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire has appointed Dr Anne Kurosawa, an American heart specialist, as its new head of cardiology. Anne is originally from New York City and obtained her veterinary degree from Purdue University in 2011. She completed...

    New support for vets abused on social media … and elsewhere

    VetSurgeon.org has set up VETS FOR VETS a new, private support group on the site for veterinary surgeons who’ve found themselves on the receiving end of unfair criticism or abuse on social media and elsewhere. The internet has brought major changes...

    Welsh Covid rules force SPVS/VMG Congress postponement

    SPVS and the VMG have postponed their Congress to 13th-14th May 2022 because of the Covid restrictions put in place by the Welsh Government. All existing bookings for the event, which takes place at the ICC Wales in Newport, have been transferred to...

    Virbac survey finds canine mast cell tumours may be under-diagnosed

    Virbac, maker of Stelfonta, has released the result of a quick poll of vets at the London Vet Show who said that on average, they had diagnosed 7.03 mast cell tumours (MCTs) in the last year, when earlier research had showed the figure should be more...

    New research in the fight against canine epilepsy

    Linnaeus has joined forces with researchers from the Kennel Club Genetics Centre to conduct a study which aims to identify DNA variants that may increase dogs' susceptibility to idiopathic epilepsy. For the study, Luisa De Risio, clinical research...

    RCVS helps vets develop leadership skills

    The RCVS has launched the Leadership Library, designed to support the development of leadership skills within the veterinary profession. The College says the online library, which is free to access, aims to encourage people to develop their leadership...

    RCVS refuses restoration for vet who harmed animals

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has refused an application from Leeds-based Gary Cassius Samuel for restoration to the Register on the grounds that his history of causing harm to animals means that he poses a continued risk to animal welfare. Mr Samuel...
  • Free webinar about controlling parasites associated with raw diets

    Horiba UK is hosting a free webinar for vets about controlling parasites associated with raw feeding, presented by parasite guru Ian Wright MRCVS, on Thursday 27th January at 7:30pm. The company points to an increasing trend across Europe towards feeding...

    Forte Healthcare becomes distributor for Locatim in the UK

    Forte Healthcare Ltd has taken over the distribution of Locatim in the UK. Used to treat calf diarrhoea, Locatim is an orally administered product, indicated for the reduction of mortality caused by enterotoxicosis associated with E. coli F5 (K99)...

    Research shows dogs have helped their owners get through the pandemic

    A study conducted by Nestle Purina research and published in the journal PLOS One has concluded that dog owners were significantly less depressed than non-pet owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1,500 volunteers were surveyed for the study, which...

    RCVS publishes preliminary reports into vet workforce issues

    The RCVS has published two preliminary reports which bring together the quantitative and qualitative research it has conducted into the current workforce crisis in the profession. Lizzie Lockett, RCVS CEO, said: “It’s clear that there are a number...

    Early hydrotherapy after spinal surgery may be dangerous for dogs

    A study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) has found that early hydrotherapy may be associated with an increased risk of postoperative complications following surgical treatment for thoracolumbar intervertebral...

    Vet's pet parasite business snapped up by Bought by Many

    VetBox, a parasiticide subscription business founded in 2016 by Will Woodley MRCVS has been acquired by the pet health insurer, Bought By Many. The company, which now has over 20,000 monthly subscribers in the UK, saw a massive growth during the pandemic...

    Vets4Pets to launch EMS bursary scheme

    Vets4Pets has announced that it will launch a new, £40K per annum EMS bursary scheme to support veterinary students in March next year. Under the scheme, 60 students will be given two weeks of supported clinical placements in more than 50 Vets4Pets...

    RCVS reintroduces remote prescribing of veterinary medicines

    The RCVS Standards Committee has reintroduced the dispensation which allows veterinary surgeons to prescribe veterinary medicines remotely, in advance of the forecast wave of Omicron infections. Chair of the Standards Committee, Dr Melissa Donald...

    Veterinary profession finds its answer to the Turin Shroud in the eye of a dog

    A veterinary ophthalmologist at Veterinary Vision in Penrith, Cumbria, has stumbled on what may prove to be the veterinary profession's answer to the Turin Shroud: the outline of a face on the retina of a dog. The strange phenomenon was spotted by...
  • Paragon vets remove 5kg monster of a tumour from Dalmatian

    David Barker MRCVS, a soft tissue surgeon at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield, has removed a whopping 5kg tumour from a four-year-old Dalmatian called Penny. David, who was assisted by Dan Kenny and Kat Grzywa MsRCVS, said: “Penny presented...

    Success treating equine sarcoids with immunotherapy

    Viennese biotech company BlueSky Immunotherapies says it has used its viral vector platform delNS to treat sarcoids in horses successfully, paving the way for a new cancer therapy in humans. BlueSky says that conventional treatment for equine sarcoids...

    Duncan Lascelles to present webinar on switching NSAIDs

    Dr Duncan Lascelles, Professor of Translational Pain Research and Management at North Carolina State University, will be delivering a webinar on switching between non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) in canine patients on December 14th at 8pm....