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BVA Successfully Push for Changes to OV Revalidation Process

Posted: 1st February 2019

The BVA has welcomed plans for substantial reforms to the training and revalidation system for OVs, after spearheading a campaign to make the process more user-friendly and relevant for the UK profession. Under the new plans announced yesterday by the

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Isoflurane Shortage Update

Posted: 25th January 2019

Vets experiencing shortages can now apply online for an import certificate for the following products under the Special Imports Scheme: IsoFlo Vet 100% (Zoetis) from Germany IsoFlo vapour liquid inhalant (Ecuphar) from Spain Isoflurin 1,000mg/g inhalation vapor, liquid (VetPharma Animal

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AHT Announces Mast Cell Tumour Breakthrough

Posted: 11th January 2019

A study led by the AHT’s head of molecular oncology Mike Starkey has identified genetic changes in mast cell tumours that promote metastasis – the process that is the major cause of death in affected animals. The unique research, performed

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Pet Shop Ban on Puppy and Kitten Sales

Posted: 4th January 2019

The government has confirmed it will be banning third-party sales of puppies and kittens. The decision was taken following a public consultation, from which there was over 95 per cent support for a ban. It will help bring to an end

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Deadly Outbreak of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD2)

Posted: 20th December 2018

RVHD2 is a fatal disease that can kill rabbits within hours, with many rabbits displaying no symptoms until it’s too late. Rabbits who have previously been vaccinated against RHDV only will not be protected against this strain of RVHD2 so

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Leishmaniasis Vaccine Breakthrough

Posted: 11th December 2018

Scientists at the University of Iowa, have reported that a vaccine used to prevent dogs from contracting the parasitic disease can also be used to treat infected dogs. Canine leishmaniosis is a major zoonotic disease in more than 70 countries and

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Free Brexit Webinar – Thursday 6th December 8pm

Posted: 4th December 2018

Is your practice ready for Brexit? Do you know how it is likely to affect you and your EU colleagues? Our friends at Vets4Pets in partnership with the BVA and Squires Legal Firm are hosting a webinar this Thursday evening

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Nurse Dermatology Group Launched

Posted: 27th November 2018

A group to help RVNs establish and run dermatology clinics in practice has been launched.  The Veterinary Nursing Dermatology Group (VNDG) provides access to in-clinic support materials, such as client questionnaires and support leaflets, to help nurses get the clinics

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**New Equine CPD for 2019**

Posted: 20th November 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of their new programme of equine CPD courses for 2019. Delivered by Liphook Equine Hospital directors Prof Andy Durham and Dr Jane Boswell, the programme includes both theory and cadaver-based practical courses across

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RCVS Creates New “Certification Support Officer” Role

Posted: 6th November 2018

The RCVS council has approved changes to the college’s supporting guidance to allow non-veterinarians to support vet surgeons in the certification of products of animal origin for export. Certification Support Officers (CSOs) would support the work of OVs in the signing

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