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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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Veterinary practices are being urged to purchase a literacy toolkit to celebrate World Book Day (7 March) and enhance the lives of children in their local communities. 

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Largest-ever study analyses medical records from thousands of dogs and concludes the breed should be considered “relatively healthy”.

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A pair of RVNs have their fingers crossed for a win after being named finalists in the learner of the year category of Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Awards.

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Specialist-led clinic offers bespoke care for patients at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referrals in Solihull.

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Experts to offer vets and VNs emergency and critical care CPD at nine locations throughout the UK, starting next month.

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“This consultation is an opportunity to gather as much information as possible to enable us to make lasting improvements to the welfare of puppies and kittens bred in Wales” – Lesley Griffiths.

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Border collie makes a splash by becoming the millionth dog to contribute to the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network programme.

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Glasgow veterinary graduate Laura Muir smashes quickest time by more than five seconds with the third fastest indoor mile in history

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Paul Burr, Rachel Dean and Tim Shearman – in light of the looming decision to leave the EU in March – discuss the potential impact on movement of pets.

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If reading the phrase “reflective practice” makes you roll your eyes, Kay Hamblin and Lindsay Brazil urge you to think again – and consider it an essential part of any learning culture.

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