Veterinary News Headlines

    RCVS updates Practice Standards Scheme with new emphasis on sustainability

    The RCVS has updated its Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) with new environmental sustainability requirements, updates to current standards to incorporate sustainability and a new Environmental Sustainability Award. The new changes are being introduced...

    New first line antibiotic for cats and dogs

    Krka has launched Cladaxxa, a broad-spectrum antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory, digestive, urinary, skin and dental infections in dogs and cats. Cladaxxa is a combined amoxicillin/clavulanic antibiotic, which Krka says is bioequivalent to...

    Three vets suspended for dishonestly submitting mobility score assessments for cattle

    Three veterinary surgeons have been suspended for one month by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after admitting dishonesty in relation to the submission of mobility score assessment readings required as part of a dairy animal health and welfare scheme...

    Welfare charity wants to know what vets think about canine fertility clinics

    An animal welfare charity called Naturewatch Foundation has launched a survey to find out what veterinary surgeons think about the canine fertility industry. The charity says it estimates there has been a ten-fold increase in fertility clinics in the...
  • Independent vet practice buys 8 surgeries from corporate

    In a reversal of the now long-established pattern, The Pet Vet, a family-owned independent practice, has bought eight surgeries from CVS. 'The Vet' branded surgeries were registered to Quality Pet Care Ltd which was initially acquired by CVS Group...

    Anna Threlfall takes over as Head of Internal Medicine at Davies

    Davies Veterinary Specialists has appointed Anna Threlfall as Head of Internal Medicine. Anna, who has been with the Hertfordshire-based referral centre for seven years, is now an RCVS, EBVS and American Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine...

    New course brings together ultrasonography, radiology and CT/MRI

    Improve International has launched a diagnostic imaging programme which brings together ultrasonography, radiology and CT/MRI. The programme offers a route to achieve a General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert). In 14 modules (six online and eight...

    Purina launches new renal diets

    Purina has launched the very snappily named Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Early Care and Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Advanced Care, designed to meet the nutritional needs of cats in International Renal Interest Society ...

    Novel splint may reduce casting complications in dogs

    Dassiet, maker of the Upets Splinting System, has published a preliminary study which demonstrated a reduction in casting complications using its wood composite cast. Eight dogs being treated at three veterinary clinics in Norway took part in the study...

    Animalcare launches Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution

    Animalcare has launched Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution (Hydrocortisone Aceponate 0.584 mg/ml), a topical spray for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic dermatoses and the alleviation of clinical signs associated with atopic...
  • Vets Now introduces menopause support for staff

    www.youtube.com/watch Following the campaigning work of the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, journalist Alice Smellie and others to raise awareness of the menopause, Vets Now has launched Peppy, a new app to support those of its staff who are going through...

    New guidelines to help vets decide what's routine and what's research

    On the 1st July, the RCVS will publish new guidelines about whether procedures count as routine veterinary practice (RVP), clinical veterinary research (CVR) or as experimental. The new guidance replaces Chapter 25 of the Supporting Guidance to the...
  • 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...