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Richard Clutton, a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, believes owners are increasingly putting pressure on vets to consider options other than euthanasia.

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Regulatory convergence is key to improving access, say global veterinary associations in new position statement.

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New resource from Veterinary Management Group aims to support all veterinary professionals working in leadership and management roles.

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Event aimed to identify commonalities in terms of the challenges around student mental health, identify where gaps may exist, and form a network that can be continued beyond the day’s events.

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Latest UK farm livestock data from veterinary records shows significant fall in usage in cattle and sheep following imposition of new standards.

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More than 20 students attend graduation ceremony to mark successful completion of University Centre West Anglia's BSc and FdSc courses.

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To address supply issue concerns, the VMD has enhanced its emergency response plan to support the continued supply of veterinary medicines.

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New sanction imposed in second disciplinary committee hearing after Privy Council overturns original RCVS decision to remove his name from the register.

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The RVC’s VetCompass programme studied data from 6,349 rabbits, and identified the most common medical issues and causes of death in pet rabbits.

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The UK has 725 referral practices, which means 17% of all veterinary sites are now dedicated referral centres or offer referral services. So, anyone thinking of entering this crowded marketplace needs to pitch their offering carefully...

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Building a small animal practice right next door to a cattle market might not seem like the best piece of logic. But for Ben Gamsa and his team at Cotswold Vets, near Swindon, it made perfect sense...

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An RCVS crackdown on non-compliance means the rules about when vets and RVNs can complete their CPD have changed. This could provide challenges to clinicians and the practices they work in, but, as VBJ discovered, it’s never been easier to access new learning opportunities...

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Hallmarq is well known as one of the UK veterinary sector’s real sucess stories. One man who is not so well known is the company’s new chief operating officer – so meet Richard Smith...

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The recruitment crisis has hit hard in veterinary practices of all shapes and sizes across the UK. But in some places it’s hit especially hard, as VBJ discovered when it paid a visit to rural Lincolnshire.

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Telemedicine has been with us for many years in one form or another, but recent developments have upped the ante for veterinary practices of all shapes and sizes – so be prepared...

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Boris Johnson as PM has only made it harder to make Brexit predictions, but we must assume it is going to happen one way or the other. It remains unclear how this will impact British business, but now is a good time to ensure your practice is fit enough toi survive what could be turbulent times ahead...

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We live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world. This has made veterinary practice a more challenging and increasingly consumer-driven environment. But with the right support systems in place, a VUCA is nothing to be feared...

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