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International Collaborative on Extreme Conformations in Dogs issues new guidance it hopes will help to end the “normalisation” of harmful canine body shapes in public life.

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Ministers have been urged to deliver legislation that ‘properly supports’ the veterinary sector after a packed legislative programme failed to address the issue.

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New figures show nearly 12,000 cases of animals being beaten were reported to the organisation last year, with almost 45,000 incidents following in the first half of 2024.

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Veterinary professionals can learn more about ways of improving their resilience during a forthcoming Mind Matters webinar.

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Services are being disrupted after workers began two weeks of walkouts amid no sign of a breakthrough in resolving the dispute.

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Senior officials have urged ministers to move swiftly to reform the Veterinary Surgeons Act following Labour’s landslide general election victory on 4 July.

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Aura Veterinary in Surrey and Arthrex Vet Systems say they are aiming to transform animal care in veterinary oncology and soft tissue surgery.

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Officials say a new generation in the profession is being developed through the programme, which has also seen thousands of horses receiving care.

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Dozens of clinicians have signed an open letter published by the Progressive Veterinary Association calling for vets and nurses to be given a vote on the “momentous” proposals.

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RVN Dale Gillies explains why the anaesthesia of avian species shouldn’t be as daunting as people believe it is, and describes her approach to the procedure – from pre-surgery planning to recovery.

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Karen L Perry focuses on three causes of pelvic limb lameness in cats.

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Anna Harrison describes how the team on the ground for charity Safe Haven is working tirelessly for donkeys caught up in the conflict.

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Genaro Vargas and Guillaume Albertini advise on why this complication can occur, what to treat it with and how the object can be surgically removed.

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Hannah van Velzen summarises topics of discussion at the British Veterinary Dental Association’s inaugural event.

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Philip Witte sets the record straight on some misconceptions of this disease.

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Jacqui Matthews weighs up the equine worming options for vets and clients.

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Samantha Taylor, Séverine Tasker, Danièlle Gunn-Moore, Emi Barker and Stephanie Sorrell summarise the latest treatment advice to aid practitioners in the management of these patients.

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Jo Murrell explains the analgesic protocols and approaches for different surgical and medical conditions.

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Tabitha Saltzer explains how she felt when first embracing the transition into a head nurse position, how she equipped herself with the correct tools for the job and what keeps her connected with her team.

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Charlie Fisher outlines what is needed to prepare for these cases, treatment options available and the debunking of more archaic methods of managing affected patients.

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Jessica Bell details how to distinguish between an adverse event and a life-threatening situation when dealing with patients under anaesthesia, as well as the actions veterinary nurses can take.

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Ben Witcomb details the most prevalent issues that present in young dogs, as well as owner education and the VN’s role in treatment.

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Charlie Fisher discusses several instances where evidence of disparity in the veterinary nursing sector exists, and how she believes more should be done to not only highlight this, but close the gap completely.

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“Success can come in different ways. I wasn’t successful as a head nurse, but it didn’t stop me being successful somewhere else. It's not a measure of who you are – that’s not your top potential – it’s just where you are right there. It’s not a reason to quit!”

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RVN Ami Wood ponders the stigma that surrounds mental health and shares some advice for others struggling in a world that needs to create a culture of acceptance.

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The veterinary nurse. A key member of the practice team that enables and ensures that clinics run smoothly to provide patient and client care with compassion at the heart of their work. But, have we explored the potential for nurses to expand their remit and grasp the opportunities for practice ownership?

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The process of referring a client’s animal into the hands of another clinician can be fraught with complications. But, as so often in life, good communication is key to success… 

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Kitting out a clinic can be fraught with difficulties. Too much choice is one problem, while financing is another. However, common sense can be drawn on in acquiring what is needed at the lowest possible cost, being tax efficient and considering used equipment…

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“The latest version of the Vetus 7 Expert introduces several software upgrades aimed at further enhancing its functionality to assist the veterinarian and improve efficiency,” claims Probo Medical.

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It can be a daunting prospect for those who decide to go it alone and  open their own veterinary practice. But plenty of support is out there for those who know where to find it, as Gemma Barmby explains...

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VetEnvoy is a veterinary communications hub that provides a seamless flow of information between key practice IT systems. To find out more about this innovative and fast-evolving system, VBJ sat down with managing director of VetEnvoy, Sarah Kirkham…

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Veterinary practice is a service industry and while situations always occur where animal welfare trumps all, any business needs to entice and retain clients to stay afloat. This means excellent customer service must always be a key priority, so it’s vital to get it right…

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The buzz around Creature Comforts has been building since news first emerged of a “pet tech” start-up with eye-catching plans to revolutionise the way veterinary care works for vets, pets and clients. So, when the first clinic opened in central London last month, VBJ caught up with founder Russell Welsh to see if this ambitious venture looks like it’s living up to the hype…

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In this VBJ Hygiene Insight, Vincent Sherard-Bornshin – chief executive of RSPCA Bury, Oldham and District – explains the benefits behind Truvox Multiwash in helping close the gaps in cleaning protocols after he invested in the system during COVID.

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