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The data has been released in the Government Veterinarians Wellbeing Survey Results Summary, which was conducted in 2018 and received 705 responses.

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Team’s “ecobrick” creations “can significantly reduce the waste we send to landfill, and cut the amount of plastic that ends up littering the planet and ultimately finds its way into the sea”.

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Anglesey veterinary surgeon will brave extreme terrain and conditions during the biggest challenge of her life for charity.

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Burgess Pet Care hopes the initiative will put the spotlight on the plight of these popular, but often misunderstood, animals.

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Vets at a practice in Cheshire have saved the live of a cat that sustained severe burns after being doused by disinfectant.

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Vets urged to use resource for detailed advice and guidance on veterinary medicines regulation in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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Maternity leave was the main reason given for non-compliance in the the 2018 veterinary nurses CPD audit and more than 58% of respondents gave no reason at all.

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Procedure has been hailed as an example of a truly multidisciplinary approach and could act as a benchmark for future cancer care in the UK.

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It is believed this is the first time the RSM pain medicine section council has appointed a veterinary surgeon as president.

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