Veterinary News Headlines

    Horiba to host free haematology webinar for vets

    Horiba UK Ltd is to host In practice haematology - beyond the pale! , a free CPD webinar presented by Ronnie Barron from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, on Thursday 28th October at 7:30pm. Ronnie (pictured right) will look at quality control...

    Meet Colin Capner, your new man at Animalcare

    Animalcare has appointed a new technical vet, Colin Capner, to give support and advice about its products to practices in the UK. Colin graduated from the RVC in 1992 and has worked as a clinical veterinary surgeon in a variety of first opinion practices...

    London Vet Show limbers up for first major vet gathering in 24 months

    The London Vet Show is getting ready to throw open its doors on the 11th and 12th November for what will be the first major vet gathering in two years. Rob Chapman, MD of the event organiser, CloserStill Media, said: "The London Vet Show in 2019 was...

    RCVS marks Black History Month with new video series

    www.youtube.com/watch As part of its Black History Month activities, the RCVS has put together a series of video interviews with black and mixed heritage newly-qualified and student vets and nurses, talking about what inspired them to join the veterinary...

    Johnny Plessas becomes new Head of Neurology at Davies

    Johnny Plessas, an RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, has been appointed Head of Neurology at Davies Veterinary Specialists. A graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Johnny went on to spend three years working...

    Top anaesthesia tips for GP vets

    Louise Clark, Head of Anaesthesia at Davies Veterinary Specialists has put together seven top anaesthesia tips for colleagues in general practice. Louise is an RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, and a Past...
  • New Clinical Editor for VetSurgeon.org

    Alasdair Hotston Moore FRCVS has become the Clinical Editor for www.vetsurgeon.org and its YouTube channel, Brains & Drains. Alasdair qualified from Cambridge in 1990. After graduation, he joined Bristol Vet School, first as an intern and then as a...

    New BEVA CPD course finds answers after life

    The BEVA is holding Finding answers after life, a CPD post-mortem course at the University of Surrey on Wednesday 20 October 2021. The hands-on course, which is worth 7 CPD hours, has been organised by Dr Nicola M Parry, Recognised Specialist in Pathology...

    BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology 4th edition out now

    The BSAVA has published the fourth edition of its Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology. Under the direction of Hilary Jackson and Rosanna Marsella, the manual has been revised and updated to provide a resource focused on the clinically relevant...

    Small dogs at higher risk of dental disease than large ones

    A new study conducted by Mars Petcare and published in The Veterinary Journal has shown that smaller breeds of dogs, such as Dachshunds and Toy Poodles, are generally more predisposed to periodontal disease than larger breeds, such as German Shepherds...

    Zoetis adds digital cytology testing to Vetscan Imagyst

    Zoetis has added digital cytology testing to Vetscan Imagyst, giving practices access to a network of remote pathologists and AI technology for fecal testing. With Vetscan Imagyst, samples are prepared in-clinic using traditional methods, but submitted...

    Vets4Pets launches survey to improve the profession

    Vets4Pets has launched Project Listen, a survey to find out what challenges, motivations and experiences veterinary surgeons face every day, and what the company might to do lead positive change in the sector. The findings will be published in a freely...

    RCVS reports on work to advance the veterinary nursing profession

    The RCVS has published an interim report of the achievements so far of its VN Futures project to champion and improve veterinary nursing. The project was launched as a joint initiative between the RCVS and the BVNA in 2016. Its objectives included...

    Nominations sought for RCVS Awards 2022

    The RCVS has opened nominations for its Honours & Awards 2022. The award categories that someone can be nominated for are: The Queen’s Medal – an award for a veterinary surgeon with a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the profession. The...

    New guide for veterinary professionals about the welfare of flat-faced pets

    Dr Rowena Packer and Dr Dan O’Neill, both researchers at the Royal Veterinary College, have published the first ever book condensing global knowledge of brachycephaly in companion animals. The book, titled Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic Breeds...

    Virbac adds eggshell to its joint and mobility diet

    Virbac has added eggshell membrane to its Veterinary HPM Joint & Mobility Clinical Diet, an ingredient which it says is proven to be very effective in reducing joint discomfort in dogs, demonstrating results in 6 weeks 1 . Eggshell membrane is rich...

    Dog activity trackers can help diagnose skin conditions

    Researchers in the US have shown it is possible to detect skin conditions in dogs using canine activity trackers. The research was carried out by the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Center for Outcomes Research and Epidemiology...

    Ceva to host free Derma Day conference for vets

    Ceva Animal Health will be hosting Derma Day, a free online conference about the latest developments from the world of veterinary dermatology, on Thursday 28th October from 12:00 - 4:00pm. Dr Natalie Marks DVM CVJ will present "Meeting the expectations...

    Nominations open for Young Dairy Vet of the Year 2022

    Nominations are now open for the ‘Young Dairy Vet of the Year’, a recent addition to the Cream Awards: the annual dairy industry trade awards run by British Dairying magazine. The award, introduced in 2020 and supported by animal health company Krka...
  • Kent vet practice becomes the largest employee-owned in the world

    Pennard Vets has announced that it has become an employee ownership trust (EOT), making it the largest practice in the world to become employee-owned. The new structure means that all 99 members of Pennard Vets' team, who work across six sites in Kent...

    Nominations open for Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Nominations have opened for the Petplan Veterinary Awards 2022, held to recognise the remarkable work carried out by veterinary professionals. Last year Petplan received over 31,000 nominations across the five award categories: Practice of the Year...

    For she's a jolly good fellow ...

    Zoë Halfacree, a soft tissue specialist at Davies Veterinary Specialists has been awarded a Fellowship by the RCVS. Zoë, who joined Davies in October 2020, was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery and Head of Soft Tissue Surgery at the...

    Next BSAVA Congress will be a hybrid affair

    The BSAVA has announced that its next Congress (Thursday 24th March – Saturday 26th March in Manchester) will be a hybrid event, with delegates being able to attend in person, or online through an interactive virtual platform. BSAVA’s new Congress...

    Vet nurses say bullying and incivility are serious problems in the vet profession

    Building on research undertaken by VetSurgeon.org and Veturse.co.uk in 2017, the RCVS Mind Matters initiative has published the results of a survey which found that 96% of student and newly qualified veterinary nurses feel that bullying and incivility...

    RCVS to hold summit to address veterinary workforce issues

    The RCVS will be holding a summit meeting this autumn to examine the issues surrounding veterinary workforce shortages and develop solutions. The meeting follows growing concerns expressed both within the profession and in the national media about...