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Nicola Buttler did not attend her RCVS veterinary nurse disciplinary committee hearing, having stated in advance she was not going to engage with the process.

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A north-east veterinary practice has achieved the Gold Standard Cat Friendly Clinic award from International Cat Care.

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The old will blend with the new at the Scottish Vet Fair 2017, when cutting-edge technology and advances in clinical practice will be showcased inside a 16th century castle.

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Veterinary courses can now be considered as “long course” degrees in England, therefore increasing the loan available to students.

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The importance of the human-companion animal bond was explored at the sixth Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI)-RVC Symposium on Animal Welfare and Behaviour.

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The RCVS disciplinary committee has ended an inquiry against a Hampshire-based vet after it found no case of “serious” professional misconduct against him – despite finding the majority of charges against him proved.

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The BVA says it is “appalled” at the vote by legislators to reintroduce the tail docking of certain classes of working dogs in Scotland.

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BEVA has defended the work equine vets do to safeguard horse welfare, stating “profit must not be confused with a lack of passion”.

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A vet appointment has hailed the start of a new era for a Northumberland town’s oldest veterinary practice.

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    Most practices have emerged from the dark ages, when postcards and the odd phone call were the only ways of communicating with clients. Dr Ernie Ward explains how modern methods are driving revenue growth, enhancing patient care and boosting client satisfaction.

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    The difficulties faced by practices trying to recruit experienced vets has led an increasing number to turn to new graduates. Taking on inexperienced vets can be a challenge, but when it works, the rewards to both employer and employee are substantial, says Jenny Stuart.

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    Susan McKay spoke to ACD Projects founder Alex Darvill about upgrading practices – and why now could be the perfect time to get started.

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    Adam Bernstein outlines some potential pitfalls that could put your practice on the HMRC's radar for being in breach of paying the national minimum wage.

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    Fresh out of vet school, Jordan Sinclair questions why such a big emphasis is put on fees incurred during degrees rather than the real challenge – staying afloat.

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