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“I would like to reassure the profession that the fee rise is both a necessary piece of financial future-proofing and will also help fund current projects” – Lizzie Lockett, royal college chief executive.

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Additional volunteers have had to join the veterinary crisis organisation as the charity fields a record 3,117 contacts in 2018.

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Of those taken off – 2.2% of all RVNs – some 70 have subsequently applied to have their name restored to the register.

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European Parliament calls for stricter measures to combat illegal trafficking of pets.

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Germany and Poland discuss setting up a “fenced corridor” to prevent African swine fever spreading. The disease has been found 30km from Germany – one of Europe’s major pork exporters.

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Veterinary personnel “touched” by bush fire crisis pay for medical supplies to be sent to colleagues in Australia to aid injured wildlife.

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More than 330 veterinary professionals responded to the a joint VMG and SPVS survey, which was conducted online during July and August 2019.

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Russell Kane, known for hosting Live At The Electric and regular appearances on Celebrity Juice, will compere the VMA Annual Awards, in London on Friday 20 March.

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New appointment “indicates Fitzpatrick Referrals’ continued commitment to providing the very best service to its referring vets and their clients”.

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“Although around 70% of vet graduates are female, the number of practising female vets is more like 50%” – Eleanor Goad considers the gender imbalance in the profession and why it may exist.

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Luca Ferasin outlines the aetiology, clinical signs, diagnosis and natural history of this issue, as well as management options.

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John Beel, BVSc, CertVOphthal, MRCVS, Elizabeth Kwint, BVetMed, GPCert Bus Admin, MRCVS, and Jerry Dunne MVB, PgCertSAS, GPCertSAS, MRCVS recount the case of a male crossbreed dog that presented with a growing mass situated under its right eye.

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Fleur Whitlock BVetMed (Hons), MRCVS and Richard Newton BVSc, MSc, PhD, DLSHTM, DipECVPH, FRCVS discuss how clinicians can optimise their use of licensed medications.

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Marge Chandler DVM, MS, MACVSc, DipACVN, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS discusses the benefits provided by these products in certain disorders, as well as their regulation and use in practice.

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Pete Wedderburn BVM&S, CertVR, MRCVS gives an overview of the Prague Companion Animal Nutrition Symposium, which took place on 21 and 22 October 2019, and carried an overall theme of “the science of cats”.

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Reproductive and respiratory diseases from autumn 2019 are the focus of Axiom Veterinary Laboratories’ latest update.

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Elizabeth Villiers BVSc, DipECVCP, FRCPath, CertSAM, CertVR, MRCVS and Jade Pallett BSc discuss the steps taken when carrying out susceptibility testing to determine appropriate antibiotic therapy in pets.

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Michelle Clark BVSc, CertAVP(SAM), MRCVS and Helen Baxter BVMS, CertAVP, MRCVS discuss this procedure and share a case study involving a dog kicked by a horse.

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BVNA honorary secretary Gemma Reeve ponders what 2020 will bring to the profession.

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Ethylene glycol poisoning is extremely serious in cats and such cases are likely to increase in the winter months – Sarah Collins tells us more.

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Laura Lacey offers practical advice on tackling this common, and often difficult, issue.

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BVNA president Jo Hinde reflects on 2019 and looks forward at the year ahead.

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Emma Gerrard offers advice to give to owners to avoid disaster over the Christmas holidays and what to do if it strikes.

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Rebecca Westwood explains how working abroad made her the person she is today, why she forged her own business, and why holistic therapy can complement veterinary medicine and benefit all parties.

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