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Latest CPD on offer from farm animal association will encourage vets to expand their orthopaedic service provision.

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“For the Record” will form part of the college archives, and aims to amplify under-represented voices across the profession and inform future generations.

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Ceva Animal Health adds to its Douxo offering with launch of Douxo Care Auricular Lotion.

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Virbac offering three complimentary interactive online CPD modules following launch of Stelfonta, its new solution to treat mast cell tumours in dogs.

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Black, Asian and ethnic minorities board meets for first time to discuss how IVC Evidensia’s new scholarship scheme can have maximum impact.

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Available as an easy-to-use plug-in diffuser, new product helps cats “with more signs of stress, in more situations, and calms cats better than ever”.

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“Everyone we’ve had contact with throughout XLVets has a shared commitment to excellence and that’s exactly what we want to deliver at our new practice” – Eve Thomas, joint owner of Builth Wells Veterinary Practice.

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Cats Protection’s hopes of bringing in mandatory chipping of cats attracts support of more than 50 politicians.

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Royal college warns against a “trial by media” following unsubstantiated allegations of bullying surrounding its next president, David Argyle.

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