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Surgery saves the remaining eye of a three-year-old bulldog that otherwise faced a life of blindness.

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Researchers hope to find ways of improving performance sustainability as they believe decisions made in the early part of horses’ lives can make them more vulnerable to injury and disease later.

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Tom Righton has become one of six directors at Hook Norton Veterinary Group in Oxfordshire.

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A vet who recreated the story of Forrest Gump when he ran across the United States has completed another epic fund-raising run – and he’s not finished yet.

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Ahead of the 31st anniversary of the Dangerous Dogs Act, BVA president says “a complete overhaul” of legislation is needed now.

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Two former clinical directors, who have now taken up senior development roles, say their experience in practice means they understand the challenges surgeries are facing.

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Welcome address from Matthew Rendle congratulated VNs and outlined the landmark achievements the profession had made over the past couple of years, including celebrating its 60th anniversary.

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The Tuk's Law group is seeking a legal requirement for vets to check that a person presenting an otherwise healthy animal for euthanasia is registered on its microchip.

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Nearly one in four of all cats being taken to UK vets are not having all their welfare needs met, a survey of vets has suggested.

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As she continues her delve through the RCVS archives, RVN and veterinary historian Jane Davidson discovers a long-forgotten tradition of using classical lanuguages in veterinary publications.

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Karin Kruger runs the rule over some of the latest research and guidance on anaesthetic protocols, standing sedation, short and long-term analgesia, and pain scoring systems equine vets can consider.

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Neil A Forbes BVetMed, DipECZM(avian), FRCVS emphasises the need for effective cleaning processes to stop the spread of coronavirus among other diseases.

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Ill-thrift and poor performance in horses are commonly caused by lower airway inflammation issues. Fortunately, innovations have led to better assessment and management – as Ann Derham explains.

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Lameness may or may not be related to pain, and vets must rule this out in the first instance. Vets leave vet school with lots of knowledge about evaluating and diagnosing pain, but Edele Grey also points out an increase in tools to help clinicians carry out a subjective assessment.

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Bridget Fry RVN, outlines a sustainable programme to hopefully prevent retaliation killings of endangered predators in east Africa.

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SVN Thomas Choma provides an up-to-date look at information on taking companion animals abroad, and preparing clients for holidaying with their furry companions both overseas and in the UK.

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SVN Jade Brindley shares how she took the leap to train to be a vet nurse and, in the process, changed what success means to her.

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Evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) methodologies can bring significant improvements to daily practice, as RVN Leanne Reid found out first-hand when she got involved with RCVS Knowledge’s new EBVM for Practitioners course, supporting its testing. Here, she recounts why she is now an avid advocate for the course and the methodologies.

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Marie Rippingale discusses two of the main allergic respiratory and skin disorders in equids, and how veterinary nurses can help.

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In celebration of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month – and with its 2022 theme in mind – Casey Plain shares her journey from nursing assistant to registered vet nurse and her hopes for the future, as well as reflecting on how the profession has progressed since the start of her career.

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Despite traditionalist outlooks and layers of – sometimes contradictory – regulation, farmers and vets are working together to protect production animal health better than ever before. To give you some examples of how, innovation specialist Greg Dickens takes a look at how technology will transform life on the farm in five years’ time…

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The reputation of the insurance industry is one of odds stacked against the insured through contract terms. It’s hardly surprising, then, that some might be tempted to cut corners when seeking cover…

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Our series exploring six core dynamics shaping the veterinary profession today and in the future continues with a discussion on operational opportunities.

The benefits of microchipping are well understood within the veterinary profession and by the majority of pet owners, too. But with legislative change on the way and new services likely to expand the potential of the technology, it’s always worth keeping up with the latest developments…

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The veterinary sector continues to face numerous challenges, including vet shortages, price inflation and falling practitioner well-being, to name but a few. Against this backdrop, Ernie Ward asks how vets can continue to work effectively, and balance the necessary demands of making a profit and serving a purpose…

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Finance and regulation is the fourth part in our series exploring six core dynamics shaping the veterinary profession today and in the future.

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Making a comeback is often a venture fraught with risk; for every Elvis Presley or Tyson Fury there's a Vanilla Ice or Björn Borg. But sometimes the risk pays off, as VBJ discovered when we caught up with Werrington Vets owners Marwan Tarazi and Nikos Pallas following a triumphant return to their old patch...

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Never before has so much CPD been on offer across such a wide variety of platforms and in so many different formats. This has delivered many exciting new ways to access continuing education, but it's important to think carefully about your own personal learning needs...

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