AHT Calls for Help with Labrador Mast Cell Tumour Research

Posted: 16th January 2018

The AHT has called on Labrador owners and their vets to contribute to their latest research project into genetic risk factors for mast cell tumours in labradors: “In order to study these tumours effectively, and help dogs to fight this

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Pioneering “district nurse” role proposed by RVN

Posted: 30th December 2017

RVN Carla Finzel has proposed the creation of the role of “veterinary district nurse” after recognising the need for owners to be supported following a pet’s diagnosis or surgery. To address the problem, Ms Finzel launched her own business, Carla

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IV Lipid Emulsion Survey Launched

Posted: 19th December 2017

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) is appealing for help from vets in all first opinion small animal practices to take part in a research project into the use of IV lipid emulsion (ILE). The project aims to assess how

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Call for Greater Recognition of Role of GP Vets

Posted: 11th December 2017

The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine has reported that while carrying out research into vaccination consultations, they found many GP vets reporting that they felt their day-to-day work was not as highly valued as that of their

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Zoo Vets Call on RCVS to Reinstate Zoological Medicine Diploma

Posted: 5th December 2017

125 members of The British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) have signed a letter to the college to request that it reinstate its diploma of zoological medicine, having phased it out in 2012. The BVZS argues that the change is required

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Vetsnet Makes it to Final of Aviva Community Fund Award

Posted: 30th November 2017

Vetsnet has made it through to the final of this year’s Aviva Community Fund Award. The site is designed to promote well-being amongst all members of the veterinary profession and is the creation of working vet and mum, Liz Barton, to

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Military Working Dog Awarded PDSA Dickin Medal

Posted: 21st November 2017

MWD Mali has been awarded the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal for bravery. The Belgian Malinois, now attached to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was crucial to the success of an assault on a Taliban stronghold back in 2012. Both he

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Vets in Spotlight Over Antimicrobial Use

Posted: 15th November 2017

The latest UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance figures show antimicrobial use in food-producing animals has decreased by more than 27% in the last two years. The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer Prof Nigel Gibbons has welcomed the result, however

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RCVS Releases Statement on Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Posted: 7th November 2017

Following extensive consultation and debate within the profession, the RCVS Council has issued a new position statement regarding the use of complementary and alternative medicines. The statement emphasises that the practice of veterinary medicine should be based on sound scientific

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Expanded Role for VNs Supported by RCVS Schedule 3 Consultation

Posted: 1st November 2017

The RCVS has today published the findings from its consultation on the implementation of Schedule 3 in everyday practice, and awareness of the legislation among the profession. Commenting on the results Liz Cox, Chair of RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council, said: “There

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