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Surgeons can even create surgical plans and perform virtual surgery on their digital devices, which can be shared with clients and colleagues before they even step into theatre.

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Robin Hargreaves, director of the Stanley House veterinary group, argues the classification sends out the wrong message to clients, making it even more difficult for vet staff to tackle the problem.

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Myerscough unveils memorial plaque for veterinarian who was responsible for training thousands of veterinary nurses.

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Workshop that included meditation and yoga was offered to Beechwood Vets’ practice teams from across Leeds.

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“The premises are spectacular in design and appearance, creating an immediate impression of clinical excellence and quality patient care to both clients and visiting clinicians” – BVHA assessors.

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The RCVS has issued a final call for nominations for its 2020 RCVS Awards and Honours as the deadline is less than a month away.

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Cross-sector group aims to understand attitudes around health and safety to help develop tools, services and advice that will be useful in driving sustained improvements.

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Bayer Animal Health complements its veterinary product portfolio with an innovative solution for treatment of ear infections in dogs.

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In total, the UK has now seen 198 confirmed cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy across 40 counties since 2012.

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