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Honour for pet owner Fiona Fidler, whose greyhounds have made “at least 100” donations over the years to help save the lives of many other sick animals.

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A total of 166 cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy have been confirmed across 38 UK counties since 2012 – many fatal.

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Vet hopes blockbuster film will deliver a strong take-home message and bring the issue of animal welfare and conservation to the fore.

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More than 1,700 delegates and 50 exhibitors attended the outdoor event in Surrey, which boasted international speakers, a “wellness hub”, as well as VETFest Conversation and VetFest Live.

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The 2018 PDSA Animal Wellbeing PAW report reveals “quite shocking” number of owners did not undertake research before taking on a pet.

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A list of those who have not paid has now been published and practices are encouraged to check it to ensure none of their employees are named.

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Short-term acquisition slowdown ends as Derbyshire small animal clinic joins group and “active discussions with a number of practices” ongoing.

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A young labradoodle diagnosed with unstable vertebrae and hip dysplasia has gone from depressed dog to happy hound thanks to acupuncture.

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Direct Line Pet Insurance research reveals dog theft figures continue to rise, with 225 reports received by the Metropolitan Police Service.

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In the third part of this series on veterinary practice funding, Gary Hemming discusses investing in new equipment and cost-effective ways to make payments.

Recognising the potential pitfalls of finishing vet school and trying to find your place in the world, Gerardo Poli offers guidance to help graduates transition into practice and learn it's normal to make mistakes.

Nick Marsh discusses the thorny issue of consent, and the lottery of being a pet and not being able to choose their human carer, especially as owners have different approaches to looking after animals – some less positive than others.

Gary Hemming continues his veterinary practice funding series with details about credit facilities and business loans available, and how to choose the correct service for your circumstances.

In light of the imminent anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, RVN Jane Davidson discusses the importance of pet safety in the home – and how having an evacuation plan could be a lifesaver on both a human and animal level.

Despite it being a year since she graduated, Jordan Sinclair reflects on the past 12 months and why she still doesn't feel ready to stop referring to herself as a “new grad”.

With antibiotic resistance having become a worldwide public health concern, Gerardo Poli advises on whether their use is an appropriate treatment for canine idiopathic acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome.

In the first part of his series on veterinary practice funding, Gary Hemming discusses the basic financial requirements of buying or refinancing a practice and the options for commercial mortgages.

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Karen Perry takes a look at methods to treat this condition, including a variety of drugs.

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In an impassioned piece, Lizzy Whiting – part of the moderator team at Veterinary Voices UK – challenges fellow vets to help colleagues on day-to-day cases at any chance they get.

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Grad Expectations columnist David Beeston attended BSAVA Congress as a qualified vet for the first time, and explains how the four-day extravaganza left him spoilt for choice.

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Alexander Corbishley discusses risk factors linked to passive transfer in these animals and reveals findings of an investigation.

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Chanticleer, finding himself far from home but far from the middle of nowhere, recalls a trip when wifi, mobile signal and the trusty red phone box all let him down.

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Jamie Prutton discusses methods of controlling this condition, including when to stable, the use of rugs and advice to give owners.

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Marge Chandler looks at what a raw food diet is, and its benefits and deficiencies for pets compared to commercial foods.

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Emily Simcock reflects on a difficult spring, and why she's now looking forward to a holiday after the five-month lambing season.

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Emma Gerrard DipAVN(SA), DipHECVN, BSc(Hons), CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, advises on how to offer an allergy clinic to support dermatology patients with skin diseases – a common problem in small animal veterinary practice.

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Helen Tottey RVN, explains the important link between positive pet owner practice visits and compliance, and how improving one can boost the other.

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In the latest in our Practice Champions series, we team up with Ceva Animal Health and hear from Stephanie Barnard-Horne DipVN, RVN, ISFMCertFN, FnD(WVA), from Oxford Cat Clinic on high blood pressure in feline patients and the ease of measuring it.

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Shakira Miles RVN, BSc, voices her strong feelings around importation of dogs that have had their ears cut off, how it is fuelling a fashionable trend among owners and how VNs can help make a difference.

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RCVS Knowledge writers discuss the important, yet often challenging, task of staying up to date with the latest and best available evidence, to ensure VNs can provide their clients with the best advice and courses of action possible.

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Samantha Lindley BVSc, MRCVS, looks at a VN’s role regarding this long-lasting symptom in feline patients, along with an explanation of causes, diagnosis and treatment options.

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This month, Louise discusses how to go about differentiating between a diagnosis of hyperthermia versus pyrexia.

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BVNA honorary treasurer Erika Feilberg explains her decision to join council and asks for project feedback.

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There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the one health concept, so it seems entirely appropriate that orthopaedic specialists Mark Bush and Martin Owen chose a former medical centre to house their new referral business.

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Vets and VNs see the benefits of microchipping on a daily basis, but is this always the case for their clients? Madeline Haynes looks at what practices can do to overcome the barriers and maximise the business opportunities…

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Deciding when and how to exit your veterinary practice can be one of biggest decisions any owner or senior partner will make. Whether you’re wanting to put a succession plan in place, or considering a sale, a realistic strategy is needed to prevent you from ending up out of pocket.

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In 1999, rule changes allowed non-vet ownership of practices – a move that has triggered exponential growth in corporate ownership. For some, this is seen as a threat; to others, it represents an opportunity. But the truth is rather more complicated…

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Anyone looking for an example of the benefits joint venture partnerships can offer need look no further than dynamic duo Louise Kelly and Phyllis Pratt who opened a Vets4Pets practice in Lancaster four years ago and haven’t looked back since.

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Old foes and emerging tick threats are putting the pet population at increasing risk. Parasitologist Ian Wright looks at what veterinary practices can do and recommend to help tackle ticks and fight fleas – both at home and for travelling pets.

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With a recent report suggesting overweight cats, dogs and rabbits will soon outnumber healthy-sized pets, there's benefits to be gained all round for those prepared to address this growing problem.

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In the second part of her groundbreaking series, Liz Barton discusses preparing for the ups and downs of delivery and the perinatal period.

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