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Alarming Findings of Pet Passenger Study

Posted: 22nd May 2018

A recent study undertaken by confused.com has revealed that a third of UK drivers are risking a fine of up to £2,500 by not restraining their pets whilst driving. The research also shows 64 percent of drivers are unaware that carrying

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*Pets in the Press*: “Anti-vax” Movement Threat to Pet and Human Health

Posted: 16th May 2018

The Daily Telegraph last week reported on growing concern about the danger to both animal and human health posed by the rise in popularity of vaccine “nosodes” for pets. The article, titled “Millions of dogs threatened by rise of ‘anti-vax’

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Have Your Say About Controlled Drugs Disposal

Posted: 8th May 2018

The VMD are urging vets to participate in a survey designed to help the organisation understand the extent of the problem vets face when getting controlled drugs (CDs) witnessed for disposal. A spokesman for the VMD, said: “We note there

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Warning of Accidental Eye Injury Risk From Ear Medication

Posted: 2nd May 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a warning about cases of injuries to pets and their owners from accidental eye exposure to Osurnia ear gel for dogs. The patented gel formulation – from Elanco Europe – is indicated for

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Pets in the Press: Obese Pet Insurance Controversy

Posted: 24th April 2018

Yesterday The Times reported on the rise in complaints reported by owners to the financial ombudsman arising from pet insurers refusing to pay out claims for overweight cats and dogs. There were 422 complaints in the final quarter of last

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RCVS Launches New Consent Guidelines

Posted: 10th April 2018

The RCVS has updated its supporting guidance for vets and VNs on informed consent, with more advice on discussing it with clients and who is responsible for seeking consent. Nick Oldham, RCVS standards and advisory manager, said: “We hope this

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PDP Changes Announced

Posted: 3rd April 2018

Following on from a review of the PDP carried out by the Work Psychology group, the RVCS has announced a number of changes to the process. The overall aim of the review was to understand both positive and negative experiences

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LAD Genetic Mutation Discovered

Posted: 27th March 2018

Researchers have reported the discovery of a mutation that causes lethal acrodermatitis (LAD), a condition particularly prevalent in bull terrier and miniature bull terrier breeds. LAD is an inherited disease in dogs that causes painful, infected wounds on the paws,

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WellVET Weekend Launched

Posted: 20th March 2018

Vetsnet have teamed with VetLed to host a “grown-up AVS” weekend for vets and nurses. The event will take place at Girton College, Cambridge on 24 – 26th August and will include running, cycling, rugby, yoga, wellbeing workshops and much

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New Website Launched for Vets: Stay, Go or Diversify Event

Posted: 13th March 2018

VSGD Live now has its own dedicated website. Tickets are still available for the veterinary profession’s first large-scale, independent careers event. The two-day programme (28 – 29 April) includes both talks and interactive seminars with veterinary professionals from a diverse range

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