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The survey, conducted by comparethemarket.com in November 2018, surveyed 1,000 UK pet owners and showed more than half do not insure their pets.

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“This result suggests a no deal Brexit is increasingly likely, which would have a profound impact on the veterinary profession – particularly in the short to medium term” – president Simon Doherty.

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New AVSPNI president calls for “fresh energy” and “drive” in fight to eradicate bTB from the province.

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“It’s really exciting now we can deliver the same quality training to those wishing to study within the equine field, too” – Frank Taylor of The College of Animal Welfare.

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BVA “extremely concerned” that unscrupulous breeders are cashing in on the high demand for “trendy” brachycephalic breeds.

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Submission to the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee wants immigration for vets prioritised, dropping of proposed minimum pay cap and scrapping of Immigration Skills Charge for employers.

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Members of the BVA can now benefit from 30% discount on BEVA-organised courses across the UK under a new collaboration announced on 14 January.

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Group acquires Hertfordshire-based specialist veterinary centre as part of efforts to “ensure the delivery of the highest quality of care and service across the entire business”.

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Of those removed for non-payment this year – which equates to 2.7% of all RVNs – 150 have subsequently applied for restoration to the register, paying a £123 fee to do so.

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Danielle Marturello and Karen Perry, in the final of a three-part article, look at how client compliance can impact on management of the condition in dogs.

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William Peel, product manager at TVM UK, discusses the career choices he made in switching from clinical practice to an animal health role – and offers advice to others.

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Daniela Murgia details methods of handling this condition, referencing the primary and secondary surveys of patient trauma.

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Michael Groombridge describes the diagnosis and management of a dog that presented with apparent urinary incontinence.

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Andy Durham takes a look at equine skin diseases, focusing on how to differentiate and treat them effectively.

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Laura Lacey provides readers with an overview of the various routes to becoming a VN, what each can offer, and career progression and diversification opportunities once qualified.

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In the first The Consult for 2019, VN Times speaks to an RVN who recounts her many roles within the profession – from volunteering for charities to establishing her own business – and urges colleagues to aspire to their ambitions, whatever they may be.

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RVN Verity Johnson – of Sandhole Veterinary Centre in Snodland, Kent – discusses the feline-friendly protocols she and her colleagues conduct daily to put patients at ease and ensure a successful consult/stay.

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RVN Sophie McMurrough is a veterinary technician specialist in small animal medicine – a qualification gained in Washington DC. She explains the origins of the “exciting” role, why no day is the same, and how holding the qualification could enable VNs to progress and get the “recognition they deserve”.

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Focusing on four main client contact areas – exterior, interior, vibe and virtual – could make all the difference to your practice enviornment, says Dr Ernie Ward.

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