Veterinary News Headlines

    Somerset referral centre beefs up its neurology service

    Cave Veterinary Specialists, near Wellington, has expanded it's neurology service with the appointment of European specialist Sabrina Gillespie, and the installation of a £1.2m Phillips Ingenia 1.5T Evolution MRI. Sabrina joins Fran Taylor-Brown, Simon...

    New RCVS guidance on religious clothing in veterinary practice

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have jointly published new guidelines on accommodating religious clothing and beliefs in veterinary education and clinical settings. Although developed by the RCVS and...

    RCVS report recommends making it easier for BAME students to report discrimination at EMS placements

    The RCVS and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have published recommendations on how support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) veterinary students can be improved. The report is the culmination of the work of a joint RCVS and VSC BAME...

    Elanco launches Credelio game

    Elanco Animal Health has launched Plus Pummet, an online game in which veterinary professionals can win monthly £50 Secret Escapes vouchers for getting the highest score. Game players have to 'catch' falling symbols marked with a '+' or the Credelio...

    Study reveals most common disorders of pet hamsters

    The RVC has published new research which has revealed the 20 most common disorders and the typical lifespan of pet hamsters. The study 1 , the largest in the world to date, investigated anonymised veterinary clinical records of a random sample of almost...

    Vet nurse and recruitment company join forces to improve diversity

    Veterinary nurse Remi Onabolu, who is currently studying to become a veterinary surgeon, has joined forces with JHP Recruitment on a new initiative to improve diversity and attract more individuals from BAME backgrounds into the veterinary profession...

    RCVS launches online learning platform

    The RCVS has launched a new digital learning platform, with free-to-access interactive CPD-qualifying courses for veterinary professionals. Called the RCVS Academy, the new platform offers training in the following areas: Leadership and coaching...

    New training videos for managing trauma in animals

    VetCT has produced a series of free training videos on managing trauma in animals in natural disaster or conflict situations. The videos were primarily created to support veterinary treatment in light of the conflict in Ukraine, but VetCT says they...
  • RCVS councillor's resignation reveals continued lack of transparency at the College

    Colin Whiting MRCVS has resigned his position on the RCVS Council after the College approved a new ‘How we work’ statement requiring Council members to publicly support all decisions taken by Council, even if they disagreed. In his first year of what...

    Booking opens for Vets Now ECC Congress

    Vets Now has opened bookings for its emergency and critical care Congress which takes place from Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th November 2022 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The event offers over 80 hours of CPD across seven streams – with everything...
  • Veterinary Vision reports success with novel canine cataract procedure

    Ophthalmologists Gary Lewin and Chris Dixon from Veterinary Vision, the ophthalmology referral clinic with centres in Penrith, Sunderland and Charnock, is reporting success with a novel cataract technique they've developed. The new technique enables...

    Ian Battersby to lead on responsible pharmaceutical stewardship at Mars

    Mars Veterinary Health has appointed Small Animal Medicine Specialist, Ian Battersby, BVSc DSAM DipECVIM FRCVS, as its global Responsible Pharmaceutical Stewardship Lead. In his new role, Ian will guide the development of interventions, strategies...

    Pets may suffer as the country goes to the dogs

    Research carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Dogs Trust, has shown that as the cost of living crisis develops, 68% of dog owners in the UK feel worried, to some extent, about how they will care for their dog in the next year, with 30% either ‘very...

    Purina webinar to help you direct clients to credible information sources

    The Purina Institute is holding a one-hour webinar about helping clients identify credible sources of information that address their questions and concerns about petfoods on 14 th July at 6pm BST. Aimed at all members of the veterinary team across...
  • Vet telemedicine firm lobbies for remote prescribing to be permitted again

    Veterinary telemedicine firm Vet AI, which offers video consultations to pet owners via its Joii Pet Care app, is now calling for remote prescribing - without a physical exam or the back up of a veterinary premises - to be allowed permanently. The...

    Dogs fed raw meat have higher risk of salmonella and E.coli

    Research published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) has revealed that UK dogs eating raw meat diets have a higher risk of Salmonella and antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli being found in their faeces than dogs fed cooked food. For...

    Dogs with lungworm may be symptomless

    Elanco Animal Health, maker of Advocate, is highlighting a new study which found that in a group of dogs naturally infected by Angiostronglyus vasorum , 36.1% were clinically asymptomatic and apparently healthy. 1 This, says the company, suggests that...

    New ECG webinar series for vets

    HeartVets, the specialist-led cardiology referral and telemedicine service, has launched a CPD webinar series offering vets an introduction to ECGs. Dave Dickson MRCVS (pictured right) said: "The ECG series is full of case examples and practical advice...
  • Uxbridge-based vet suspended for passing off puppy farm puppies as home-bred

    Uxbridge-based Daniel Doherty MRCVS has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee from the Register for one month after being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. Mr Doherty was convicted, with others (who were also...

    Eye specialist calls on vet practices to refer cataract cases quicker

    James Oliver MRCVS, a European and RCVS specialist in veterinary ophthalmology at Dick White Referrals, is calling on veterinary practices to refer dogs with cataracts caused by diabetes cases urgently to avoid irreversible sight loss. James says he...

    Free webinar to explain the bacterial risks of raw feeding in companion animals

    Horiba is hosting a free CPD webinar for veterinary surgeons, where Dr Conor O’Halloran BVSc MSc PhD MRCVS will explain the bacteriological risks and benefits of feeding a raw diet to companion animals, on Thursday 7th July 2022 at 7.30pm. Feeding...

    Celebrities recreate scenes from history to mark 125 years of Blue Cross

    Comedian Bill Bailey, actor and TV presenter David Harewood MBE and Paralympian Lauren Steadman MBE have marked the Blue Cross's 125th birthday by recreating scenes from the charity's history. Originally known as ‘Our Dumb Friends League’, the Blue...

    New mental health training programme for rural vets

    The RCVS and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England are running a free, online mental health training programme for vets in isolated and rural areas across the UK, and ambulatory vets. As part of the programme, the College aims to form a network of...

    New resource for vet practices affected by suicide

    Vetlife has launched new guidance for veterinary workplaces affected by suicide, to accompany its postvention support service. Suicide postvention is the response and provision of support after a suicide. It aims to support recovery, and to prevent...

    Free CT training for vets

    VetCT, the Teleradiology and teleconsulting company, is offering free Computed Tomography (CT) training for practices. The company says more and more CT scanners are being used in general practice, but many teams have been telling them they're not...