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Pair treated after taking liquid isoflurane that had previously been stolen from a veterinary practice in Basingstoke.

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Pirbright hopeful the first doses of a human vaccine will be available by the end of the year as research finds two doses of vaccine boosted antibody response in pigs.

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Vectra 3D spot-on solution for dogs and Vectra Felis 423mg/42.3mg spot-on for cats to move from POM-V to NFA-VPS, to enable practices “to sell to walk-in clients”.

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“We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for best UK conference and it’s lovely to see the pride in all of our team for the recognition of their hard work” – Vet Dynamics co-director Vicky Robinson.

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Vets and vet nurses can now register for this year’s event, which will take place online from 4 to 7 November.

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Tree of Life For Animals asking for donations from anyone joining virtual class on Sunday 5 July.

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With lockdown easing, vets should look at fresh ways to maintain socially distanced dialogue with farm animal keepers in the present and future.

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Irene Camerlink has been awarded the UFAW Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year Award for exceptional work improving pig welfare.

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College issues final call for vets and VNs to attend and submit questions for its online annual meeting, which will be held on 6 July.

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BVNA council member Lou Northway shares the various opportunities being an RVN has given her, and how finding your niche is key to keeping your career passion ignited.

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With owners spending more time among their canine companions amid the coronavirus crisis, ophthalmic nursing assistant and dog behaviour counsellor Hannah Morris considers the impact on dogs during this time, and how to ensure they can readjust after lockdown.

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