Veterinary News Headlines

    Coronavirus advice for vets

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has published advice for veterinary professionals about the new coronavirus, COVID-19, including links to advice about protecting clinic staff, and advice to give concerned pet owners. In particular, the...
  • Vet retention fees to rise by shocking 150%

    The RCVS has today announced that retention fees paid by veterinary surgeons are set to rise by 150%, from £340 to £850 per annum. According to the College, the increase in fees is needed primarily to develop its regulatory capacity for paraprofessionals...

    New study shows owners of short-muzzled dogs are blind to their suffering

    The RVC has published the results of a new study which shows that the owners of short-muzzled or brachycephalic dogs are either unaware of the suffering of these breeds, or deluding themselves 1 . The study, which was conducted in in collaboration...
  • ** BREAKING NEWS ** Homeopaths march on RCVS Belgravia House

    VetSurgeon.org is hearing early reports of a homeopathic protest march currently taking place in London. The protesters, which VetSurgeon.org understands comprise six veterinary surgeons and 30-40 pet owners, started their march in Parliament Square...
  • Female vets ARE discriminated against

    The BVA has published the interim results of a new study which seems to provide the best evidence yet that the veterinary profession still discriminates against female veterinary surgeons. The study also found that those who believe that gender discrimination...

    Zoetis launches Stronghold Plus spot-on for cats

    Zoetis has launched Stronghold Plus (selamectin/sarolaner), a topical combination of parasiticides licensed for the treatment of fleas, ticks, ear mites, lice, GI worms and heartworm in cats. Zoetis says the combined action of selamectin and sarolaner...
  • Two new antibiotics for responsible use in cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched two new antibiotics with a new tablet technology designed to encourage more responsible use of antibiotics in practice. Metrobactin is the first veterinary licensed metronidazole tablet for the treatment of...
  • 52% of vets 'very annoyed' by adverts which describe the salary as 'competitive'

    A survey carried out by VetSurgeon.org Jobs and VetNurse.co.uk Jobs has concluded that both veterinary surgeons and nurses want potential employers to be up front about the salary they're offering, and many will simply ignore advertisements that don...
  • World officially mad as vets complain about student vets handling sheep for charitable calendar

    The Royal Veterinary College Principal, Stuart Reid has become embroiled in a row over its students' annual charity calendar, after a veterinary vegan group complained about the month that showed veterinary students handling sheep. The photograph...
  • Veterinary regulator blackballs homeopathy in animals

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has today issued a new position statement on the veterinary use of complementary and alternative medicines, homeopathy in particular. With regard to all types of complementary and alternative medicine, the...

    Nexgard Spectra now indicated for lungworm too

    Merial has announced that Nexgard Spectra has now been licensed to prevent lungworm in dogs, making it the only product which deals with lungworm and ticks (not to mention fleas and roundworm). The company says that until now, veterinary surgeons...

    RVC breakthrough in the treatment of Alabama Rot

    Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA) say they've made a ground-breaking discovery in the treatment of the deadly canine disease, Alabama rot. Alabama rot, properly known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular...
  • Landmark disciplinary case against Staffs vet represents victory against pseudoscience

    In a landmark disciplinary case last week, Staffordshire-based veterinary surgeon Roger Meacock MRCVS has undertaken to amend his website after the College alleged it contained content which was either misleading or inaccurate to the point of bringing...
  • STOP PRESS. BVA webinar: COVID-19 and the veterinary profession. Noon tomorrow.

    BVA President Daniella Dos Santos is hosting a COVID-19 webinar for all members of the practice team at noon tomorrow (Sunday 22nd March). The aim of the webinar is to help bring everyone together to support one another and review how the profession...

    Research exposes the veterinary gender pay gap

    Two new surveys reported in Vet Record today have revealed a gender pay gap of up to 36% in the UK veterinary profession. The first survey, which was conducted by CM Research , found that male veterinary surgeons get paid more across all levels and...

    New indications for Baytril in sheep and goats

    Bayer Animal Health has announced changes to the product indications for Baytril 50mg/ml and 100mg/ml Solutions for Injection, which both contain enrofloxacin. Baytril 50mg/ml and 100mg/ml Solutions for Injection, now have licensed indications for...
  • Early neutering of bitches increases incontinence risk

    The RVC has published a study which shows that the age at which female dogs (bitches) are neutered is associated with early-onset urinary incontinence 1 . The researchers say that urinary incontinence affects around three per cent of bitches in the...

    Veterinary surgeon silences Nigel Farage

    Maidstone-based Daniella Dos Santos MRCVS has become quite possibly the first person to render Nigel Farage utterly speechless whilst at the same time drawing welcome attention to the shortfall in veterinary surgeons caused by Brexit. Daniella, a...
  • CVS announces cost-cutting measures after earnings warning

    CVS Group has issued a trading statement this morning which warns that its 2019 earnings are likely to be "materially below market expectations", and that the company has consequently introduced a number of cost-cutting measures. In its statement...
  • WSAVA slams Daily Telegraph story about leptospirosis vaccine

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has issued a statement denouncing a Daily Telegraph / Mail on Sunday story which claimed that 'thousands of dogs are dying or suffering severe allergic reactions' after being treated with Nobivac L4, and...

    Elanco launches Credelio oral flea and tick control for cats

    Elanco has announced the launch of Credelio (lotilaner) for cats, the first oral flea and tick treatment to be licensed for cats. In trials, Credelio killed more than 98% of ticks within 24 hours 1 , and more than 99% of fleas within 12 hours with...
  • VetSurgeon.org offers free CPD for UK vets

    You probably know that just reading content on www.vetsurgeon.org can count towards the 10 hours of undocumented Continuing Professional Development you are allowed to undertake each year. What you may NOT know is that other activities on the site can...

    World first canine cardiac surgery at the RVC

    The Royal Veterinary College has performed world-first surgery to correct a combination of congenital heart defects in a dog that needed a repair to its tricuspid valve and common atrium. Lottie, an 11-month-old Labrador puppy was found to have a...

    First NSAID licensed for pain management in guinea pigs

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that its NSAID, Metacam 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats, is now licensed for the alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain associated with soft tissue surgery in guinea pigs. Metacam is the first NSAID...

    Zactran now licensed for footrot in sheep

    Merial Animal Health has announced that the European Commission has issued an extension to the marketing authorisation for Zactran for the treatment of infectious pododermatitis (footrot) in sheep associated with virulent Dichelobacter nodosus and Fusobacterium...