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Frank Mitloehner – professor of the department of animal science at the University of California, Davis – tells BCVA Congress level of methane impact on atmosphere over-exaggerated by factor of four. 

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Study published in Journal of Small Animal Practice reveals a weak evidence base for recommending one treatment for keratomalacia in dogs and cats over another.

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National charity wants more vets to get involved in its work as supply of blood comes under strain.   

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New roles are part of Linnaeus’ “determined focus” to place real emphasis on its nursing population.

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Following its successful completion, all participants have chosen to work towards achieving the Certificate in Veterinary Leadership and Management (CVLM) – the second stage of the qualification.

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Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire has been announced as winner of Natural Environment Champion at Investors in the Environment Awards.

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“We are disappointed that currently the proposals do not include development of regulations relating to applying genome editing in farmed animals in parallel to crops” – Helen Sang, The Roslin Institute.

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Winner to be announced during BVA Gala Dinner taking place as part of London Vet Show and will win £1,000 prize money, and a mentoring and engagement opportunity with Zoetis.

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The editor of The Raptured Spleen has issued an apology after a satirical post on the Facebook page prompted widespread backlash and criticism from diversity groups across the profession.

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Geoff Potts had worked at the Alder practice in Liverpool for more than 22 years when the practice joined Medivet in 2015. Here, in this VBJ Partnerships Insight, he outlines the benefits this decision has brought, not just to him, but to the 24-hour hospital’s patients and his dedicated veterinary team…

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Cyberattacks are in the news again, but they’re nothing new. However, now the intrusions are far more dangerous, and the veterinary world has proved to be far from immune from this insidious and potentially costly threat…

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Headline figures for investing in diagnostic imaging equipment can appear high at first glance – especially when other costs like installation and staff training are considered. The reality, though, is that it remains one of the best investments you can make in your practice…

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After working as a firefighter for some of the UK’s largest corporate vet groups, Iris Kestemont joined a growing band of pandemic pioneers and opened her own practice earlier this year. The Peacocks Veterinary Clinic in Corsham has not been in business long, but Iris is already enjoying the chance to practise what she has long preached…

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