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A study has contributed to the knowledge of how dogs have changed during their development from wolf to household pet, and why some are more willing to seek help from owners.

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Robin Launder, Helen Frewin, Brian Faulkner and Paul Avins were among the expert speakers at Vet Dynamics annual conference at the Oxford Belfry Hotel.

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White Cross Vets branches in Merseyside are aiming to raise at least £5,000 for Alder Hey Children's Charity by donating £1 for every pet they vaccinate.

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SPVS and MMI launch Vet Wellbeing Awards to celebrate practices and places of work that focus on the well-being and mental health of staff.

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Delegates attending the British Veterinary Zoological Society's first annual conference will benefit from three days of CPD and a packed social programme.

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Veterinary personnel in Northern Ireland are to benefit from a confidential service staffed by specially trained colleagues at a local level.

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“I wanted to be able to provide a good quality service based on more traditional values where the clients would be able to see the same vet on each visit” – practice owner Alastair Ball.

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Cygnus and Arcturus – who live in the same home in Michigan – are among the wildlife and domestic pets to feature in the 2018 edition of Guinness World Records.

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With an increasing amount of owners treating pet death in a similar way to losing a family member, requests for personalised pet cremations are on the rise, said the APPCC.

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    Mike Davies summarises a study he conducted that looked into the role and impact of edible seeds and grains in canine diets.

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    RVN Adina Valentine talks about her trip with two colleagues to Sri Lanka to help a dog and cat shelter.

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    Jenny Stuart explains why ensuring your staff are fairly rewarded is vital to ensure your practice runs smoothly.

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    A supreme court case has potentially opened the floodgates for employees to bring claims against their employers. Lawyer Chloe Themistocleous reports.

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    Alex Darvill looks at what comes first when planning a building project – the brand or the build.

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    Technology in all its forms has already proved to be a huge disruptor for veterinary practices across the UK. Staying up to date with the latest developments can be a challenge, but upsides exist for those willing to embrace these advances. We asked our panel to share their vision of this brave new world.

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