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The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill means animal abusers could face up to five years in prison – an increase from the current maximum sentence of six months.

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BVA president Simon Doherty used his speech at the Welsh branch annual dinner in Cardiff as an opportunity to praise veterinary colleagues for their good work and ongoing support.

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A vet from York who performs health checks on donkeys used for beach rides has just given the all clear to 15 of the working animals in Scarborough.

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"Sometimes people just have to experience how we do things to realise how different it can be when you are part of our community.” - Jane Simpson, XL Vets.

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Product defect recall alert for Alfaxan and Alfaxan Multidose 10mg/ml Solution for Injection for Dogs, Cats and Pet Rabbits – (Vm 25296/4003 and Vm 25296/4004) by Jurox UK.

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A £1.5 million expansion has led to the creation of the first residency programme in small animal surgery at Vets Now's Glasgow hospital.

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“Clearly, people are really passionate about what they do and want to see how technology can help deliver amazing care.” - Richard White, Pet-Tech.org.

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The University of Surrey School of Veternary Medicine’s first intake of students will make history on 18 July when they become the first graduates of the school’s inaugural intake.

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Government sets aside £300,000 for 2019's Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme, which will offer 50% grants to eligible groups in England.

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Not many equine practices in the UK have such a gilt-edged reputation as Oakham Veterinary Hospital. And as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit to the horsey hotbed of Rutland last month, it’s a reputation well earned…

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Few other practices better reflect the near exponential growth of the UK referral sector than North Downs Specialist Referrals. The Surrey hospital has trebled in size in its 15 years – a tale of sustained success and one that echoes a wider story…

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The telephone is still the main way clients contact their veterinary practice, but times are changing fast. Online appointment booking and live chats are just the tip of the iceberg, and practices looking to stay ahead need a strategy covering all the options…

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Setting up a veterinary practice can seem like the easy part when compared to developing a successful strategy for growth. Alan Robinson explains how to take the pain out of the process by following five golden rules …

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Pet nutrition is changing fast and UK practices run the risk of being left behind if they don’t adapt. Significant advances in nutritional science and technology have led to improved therapeutic and wellness diets – how can your practice make the most of these new opportunities?

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Many lessons can be learned by those in business from the world of top-level sport – a fact VBJ was reminded of when we sat down with the woman who skippered the Great Britain’s hockey team to golden glory at the Olympics in Rio …

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