Veterinary News Headlines

    New RVC research shows certain dog breeds are more prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca

    New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed that flat-faced dogs and spaniels, amongst others, are more prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), aka ‘dry eye’. The study 1 was led by the RVC’s VetCompass Programme and is the...

    CVS to launch new referral hospital in Bristol

    CVS has announced plans for a new multi-disciplinary veterinary referral hospital in Bristol, called Bristol Vet Specialists. CVS says the new hospital, which will be based at Central Park, Avonmouth, will be custom-built with uniquely designed facilities...

    New brand of veterinary lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests

    Northern Ireland-based Ciga Healthcare is launching a veterinary division, marketing a range of lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests under the Suresign Veterinary brand. The Suresign range consists of: Canine Parvovirus Antigen Rapid Tests Canine...

    RCVS Council agrees to the working party proposals for future veterinary legislation

    Following a public consultation, the RCVS Council has voted to adopt all the proposals made by the RCVS Legislation Working Party concerning future veterinary legislation. The Legislative Reform Consultation took place between November 2020 and April...

    New resource to help vets with the pastoral side of euthanasia

    The BSAVA has published a new collection of resources on the subject of end of life care and decision-making, with a particular focus on the pastoral aspects, to help support clients and the practice team. The collection draws together a selection...

    Surrey centre launches Specialist training programme

    North Downs Specialist Referrals in Surrey has launched its first recognised programme to train veterinary specialists. The first course will be overseen by Jodie Hughes, an RCVS and European specialist in anaesthesia and analgesia. The hospital’s...

    Veterinary dermatology guru launches own brand shampoo bars

    Sue Paterson FRCVS, the RCVS and European Dermatology Specialist, Past-President of the BSAVA and founder of Virtual Vet Derms has launched PetDerm shampoo soap bars. The new bars are designed specifically for owners who want a sustainable choice....
  • Support service for vets facing RCVS investigation

    The RCVS has launched an independent service to provide emotional support to veterinary surgeons and nurses who are under investigation by the College after a complaint about their professional conduct. The ProfCon Investigation Support (PCIS) service...

    Virbac launches ‘Lumps and Bumps’ toolkit for practices

    Virbac has launched a toolkit to help veterinary practices educate pet owners about the importance of checking their pet for abnormal lumps and bumps. The toolkit contains everything a practice needs to create its own lumps and bumps awareness campaign...

    Eprecis cattle wormer recategorised as POM-V

    Ceva Animal Health has announced that Eprecis, its zero-milk withdrawal, injectable wormer for cows has been recategorised from POM-VPS to POM-V. As Ceva points out, the change gives veterinary surgeons an opportunity to get more involved in parasite...

    Vets encouraged to help cattle farmers improve sustainable parasite control

    Boehringer Ingelheim has launched "Change One Thing", a campaign in which farm vets are being urged to help livestock farmers move towards a sustainable, best practice approach to parasite control. The campaign came after the company surveyed livestock...

    New Specialist support for new grads

    The VetCT app, which provides round the clock access to specialist support, is now being offered for free to new veterinary graduates for their first three months in practice. The ideas is to help ease new grads' transition into practice by giving...

    BVDA offers new course: Essential Dentistry For Vets

    The BVDA has teamed up with IM3 to launch a new course to help veterinary surgeons improve their knowledge and practical skills in dentistry. The 2-day course, which includes both theory and practical sessions, will be taught by Ingrid Tundo, lecturer...

    New atopy claim for Cortavance

    Virbac has announced that Cortavance, the topical steroid containing HCA, for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic skin disorders in dogs, is now licensed for the control of the symptoms associated with atopy. Virbac says HCA targets...

    Vets invited to attend RCVS AGM online

    The RCVS is inviting all vets to attend its Annual General Meeting, taking place online, on Friday, 9 July 2021. The proceedings will begin at 10am with the formal adoption by RCVS Council of the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020, which...

    Elanco launches Credelio Plus for oral flea, tick and worm control

    Elanco has announced the launch of Credelio Plus, a broad spectrum oral parasiticide for the control of fleas, ticks and worms in dogs. Credelio Plus is a palatable, chewy, monthly tablet which contains milbemycin oxime for the control of the gastrointestinal...

    Richard Stephenson resigns from RCVS Council

    The RCVS has announced that Richard Stephenson MRCVS has resigned as a Council member, for personal reasons. Richard was elected to RCVS Council in 2020, having previously served as an elected member from 2008 to 2016. Over the years, he has also...

    Bolton vet given reprimand for clinical failings after meeting his undertakings to the DC

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded David Henry Eccles MRCVS and warned him about his future conduct after he admitted to clinical failings relating to his treatment of a cat. Mr Eccles had first appeared before the Disciplinary Committee...

    Vets needed to grill the expert

    VetSurgeon.org is looking for eight general practitioner veterinary surgeons to come and put questions about small animal surgery on behalf of their colleagues in general practice to Alasdair Hotston Moore CertSAC CertVR CertSAS FRCVS, in a relaxed,...

    PSS requirements updated: General Practices need at least one RVN

    The RCVS Practice Standards Group (PSG) has published the results of its five-year review of the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), with major changes surrounding the role of nurses, clinical governance and staff health and wellbeing. From now on, accredited...

    Vets North Congress is back, in person

    Vets North, the regional veterinary congress, is set to return as a face-to-face event at Haydock Park Racecourse on 15-16 September 2021. The Congress, which is organised by Improve International, has separate streams for small animal medicine and...

    Purina puts £100K towards COVID sniffer dogs

    Purina has donated £100,000 to Medical Detection Dogs (MDD), to support the charity's training and potential deployment of COVID-19 sniffer dogs in public spaces. The company is also working with the UK charity to call for the creation of international...

    Animalcare dishes out free pots of Procanicare

    Animalcare is offering veterinary practices free pots of Procanicare, its GI support product for dogs. Procanicare contains three canine-specific strains of Lactobacillus bacteria, which the company says are proven to improve stool consistency, accelerate...

    Scotland to get first new vet school in 150 years

    Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has announced plans to create Scotland's first new vet school in 150 years, in Aberdeen. SRUC, which is the biggest provider of veterinary nursing, livestock husbandry and animal care training in Scotland, says it will...

    Cheltenham-based vet suspended for dishonesty over bTB testing

    David Chalkley MRCVS has been suspended for three months by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after it found him guilty of serious professional misconduct over bovine tuberculosis (bTB) testing at a Cheltenham farm in March 2018. Mr Chalkley faced three...