Blog

NHS Recruiting Vets and Vet Nurses as Support Workers

Posted: 6th April 2020

Multiple NHS trusts around the country are looking to actively recruit veterinary surgeons and RVNs for both voluntary and paid work with full training and indemnity provided. Our director Jo Hillard has set up a facebook group for anyone who

Read More

Veterinary Practices Asked to Complete COVID-19 Survey

Posted: 6th April 2020

A survey has been sent to all veterinary practices asking questions aimed at working out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their practice in multiple different areas. All data collected will be anonymous but will be shared with government and

Read More

RCVS Coronavirus (COVID-19)Advice and Guidance

Posted: 6th April 2020

The RCVS have published a set of FAQs aimed to provide guidance on topics like ‘key worker’ status, remote prescribing and what services veterinary practices should still be providing during this time. The full list of FAQs can be found

Read More

** JOIN US AT THE LONDON VET SHOW 2019 **

Posted: 28th October 2019

There’s nothing we enjoy more than showcasing our great selection of online CPD. Following the success of our garden-themed lecture theatre at our stand, this year we will be hosting an outdoor cinema-themed learning space for delegates to come and

Read More

Further Changes to RCVS CPD Proposals

Posted: 14th October 2019

Vets and RVNs will be able to pause their CPD requirements for up to six months and carry over some of the hours they accrue this year under new measures announced by the RCVS today to smooth the transition to

Read More

Kitten Checklist Booklet Published

Posted: 7th October 2019

The Kitten Checklist has been developed by The Cat Group and provides prospective owners with a list of what to look for when getting a kitten. The BVA and other animal welfare groups are urging vets to support the newly

Read More

BVA Warns of Increasing Blue-green Algae Risk

Posted: 27th August 2019

The presence of blue-green algae has been confirmed in water bodies in Southampton and Fleet in Hampshire, Edinburgh and Elgin in Scotland, Cornwall, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire, among other locations, this summer. Blue-green algae blooms may appear as green or greenish-brown scum on the surface of the water and can contain toxins

Read More

Heartworm on the rise in imported dogs

Posted: 19th August 2019

Calls have been made for vigilance and appropriate testing for heartworm in imported dogs after a spike in reported UK cases. Ian Wright, head of the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK and Ireland, said the problem stems

Read More

Kennel Club Launches All-in-one DNA Test Kit

Posted: 12th August 2019

The Kennel Club (KC) said its CombiBreed Health Test Packages will simplify the genetic testing process by using a single cheek swab to check a dog’s DNA for markers associated with a number of inherited disorders. The £135 test can be used

Read More

Wild Animals in Circuses Bill Passed

Posted: 26th July 2019

The use of wild animals in travelling circuses will now be banned in England from January 2020. Following more than 20 years of campaigning by animal rights groups, the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill passed its third, and final,

Read More