Veterinary News Headlines

    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...
  • Webinar to show practices how to handle difficult people

    Premier Vet Alliance is hosting 'Managing Challenging People & Handling Difficult Conversations’ a free webinar which will give vet practice staff guidance and practical tips. The webinar, which takes place on Thursday 30th June at 7.30pm, is being...

    Ceva to host ‘Sustainability, sexed semen and fertility management’ webinars

    Ceva Animal Health is hosting two free webinars on ‘Sustainability, sexed semen and fertility management’ to update farm vets on how to support the implementation of new fertility solutions. On Thursday 16th June at 4:00pm, Dr Jude Capper, PhD DSc...

    New £1.2M MRI at Somerset referral centre

    Cave Veterinary Specialists in Somerset has installed a new £1.2M Phillips Ingenia 1.5T Evolution MRI scanner for shorter anaesthetics for its patients, and more detailed and accurate diagnosis of complex neurological conditions. The new scanner takes...
  • Everyone invited to The Great Vet Together

    Everyone (in the veterinary profession) is invited to The Great Vet Together, a social camping festival being held in Cornwall next week from 2nd-5th June. The event, which is being organised by Colin Whiting MRCVS and his wife Lizzy (also MRCVS),...

    Alison Speakman becomes 65th BSAVA President

    Alison Speakman has been appointed the 65th President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), taking over from the outgoing President, Sheldon Middleton. Alison has been an active member of the BSAVA since graduating from the University...

    BEVA introduces practice passes for Congress

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has launched a new practice pass for vets and nurses to make it easier and cheaper for all members of the team to visit Congress (8th – 10th September 2022, ACC, Liverpool). The new pass offers both physical...

    New webinar series on feline renal care for vets

    Purina is hosting two free one-hour webinars on feline renal care for veterinary surgeons on the 7th and 28th June at 7pm (British Summer Time) The webinars will provide practical information to help manage renal cases, focusing on the importance of...

    Ceva launches Feliway Help! for temporarily stressed cats

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Feliway Help!, a new product formulated to help cats during temporary stressful situations, such as a visit to the vet, having guests to stay or holding a party. Feliway Help! comes as a starter pack with a pheromone...

    First licensed treatment to improve healing of tendon injuries and suspensory ligaments in horses

    Boehringer Ingelheim has received UK marketing authorisation for RenuTend - the first licensed treatment to improve healing of tendon injuries and suspensory ligaments in horses. Renutend contains primed mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which Boehringer...

    Vets asked to help with 'biggest ever' feline hypertension survey

    Dr. Sarah Caney, RCVS recognised Specialist in Feline Medicine, is asking all vets to take part in what she hopes will be the biggest online feline hypertension survey conducted so far, with the aim of getting an accurate insight into how vet teams currently...

    Boehringer launches 'revolutionary' mixing tool for its pig vaccines

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the launch of TwistPak, billed as a revolutionary mixing platform which allows swine producers to combine and administer two vaccines, Ingelvac CircoFLEX and Ingelvac MycoFLEX, in a convenient, fast and flexible way...

    Two free webinars to help vets take ownership of self-care and wellbeing

    Practice management software company, ezyVet, is hosting two free webinars which highlight the challenges of clinical life and explore how to take ownership of self-care and wellbeing with healthy habits. The first event, being held tomorrow (19th...

    New BSAVA laparoscopic spaying fact sheet to give clients

    The BSAVA has published a new factsheet about laparoscopic spaying for pet owners. BSAVA’s client information leaflets are designed to be used as part of the veterinary consultation and provide information to help owners understand what is involved...