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BVA President Justine Shotton told the organisation’s Annual Welsh Dinner that the pressures of Brexit, COVID-19 and the rise in pet ownership were taking an “unsustainable” toll on the profession.

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“Our amazing people are core to our success and investing in them… is vital to make sure we attract and retain talented vets, vet nurses and support teams” – Duncan Phillips, UK and Ireland chief executive.

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More than 250 vets are already registered to provide data to Medicine Hub, an industry-wide initiative to collect data on the amount of antibiotics being used in cattle and sheep.

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As the profession grapples with a growing recruitment and retention crisis, and vet teams are increasingly stretched, neutering appointments are proving more difficult for owners to book.

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The bespoke training programme, which is believed to be the first to be rolled out by a major veterinary employer, follows the results of Vets4Pets’ inaugural Project Listen report.

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Three vets have been suspended from practice over the dishonest submission of mobility score assessments in cows.

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Cladaxxa is a combined amoxicillin-clavulanic antibiotic for the treatment of respiratory, digestive, urinary, skin, and dental infections in dogs and cats.

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VMG president Rich Casey has urged practitioners to be transparent and face the challenges head on as families and businesses continue to feel the squeeze.

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Warwick John Seymour-Hamilton, who was first struck off in 1994, has failed in his latest successive attempt to be restored to the RCVS register of practising veterinary surgeons.

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As Jane Davidson continues to dive into the RCVS archives, she unearths the history of its annual general meeting, which dates back to the 1800s, when, it seems, singing was not unusual among proceedings.

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Based on a conversation thread on Twitter, Jane considers the client’s reliance on advice from friends and family, and asks whether there can ever be too much of a focus on “the diagnosis”.

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Evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) methodologies can bring significant improvements to daily practice, as RVN Leanne Reid found out first-hand when she got involved with RCVS Knowledge’s new EBVM for Practitioners course, supporting its testing. Here, she recounts why she is now an avid advocate for the course and the methodologies.

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The veterinary sector continues to face numerous challenges, including vet shortages, price inflation and falling practitioner well-being, to name but a few. Against this backdrop, Ernie Ward asks how vets can continue to work effectively, and balance the necessary demands of making a profit and serving a purpose…

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Never before has so much CPD been on offer across such a wide variety of platforms and in so many different formats. This has delivered many exciting new ways to access continuing education, but it's important to think carefully about your own personal learning needs...

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Despite concerns around losing the personal touch when automating processes, online booking actually enhances the pet owner experience for most, reveals feedback from Vetstoria users.

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