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James Barnett significantly increased knowledge of seals, whales and dolphins through his examination of animals found stranded dead on the beaches of Cornwall.

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Some 15 months after opening, West Yorkshire practice premises described as “spectacular” in design and appearance is fully accredited as small animal hospital and emergency services clinic.

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The MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for veterinary surgeons offers awards of up to £4,000 each.

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Vet Sophie Evans has just landed the World Pilot Gig Championship in Cornwall after narrowly missing out on top spot last year.

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The Independent Vetcare group believes its Online Vets service is unique in resolving the biggest issue plaguing virtual veterinary consultations by offering clients a “no win, no fee” deal.

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Following a council meeting on 13 June, the RCVS has revealed plans to review key provisions in its code of conduct ahead of a possible telemedicine trial.

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"… don't give up what you have. What you have here is a high-welfare market with a high value to your products. I hope you don't let that slip.” – Jim Reynolds, Western University of Health Sciences in California.

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BSAVA’s new CPD event will involve a series of high-profile keynote speakers and interactive workshops.

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Two major VetCompass studies focusing on the health of UK dogs have identified dental disease as a primary cause for concern.

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Not many equine practices in the UK have such a gilt-edged reputation as Oakham Veterinary Hospital. And as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit to the horsey hotbed of Rutland last month, it’s a reputation well earned…

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Few other practices better reflect the near exponential growth of the UK referral sector than North Downs Specialist Referrals. The Surrey hospital has trebled in size in its 15 years – a tale of sustained success and one that echoes a wider story…

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Have you been promoted to head up a team, perhaps to replace someone who has left or because the business is growing? Do you feel overnight your responsibilities have changed, but you haven't had training in the skill sets you need? This is accidental leadership…

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Climate change and increased pet travel have created a perfect parasitic storm for the UK’s companion animals. Old foes like fleas and endemic ticks, along with emerging threats, are putting pets at ever-greater risk – so which products and advice should practices offer to help even the odds?

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Pet nutrition is changing fast and UK practices run the risk of being left behind if they don’t adapt. Significant advances in nutritional science and technology have led to improved therapeutic and wellness diets – how can your practice make the most of these new opportunities?

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Many lessons can be learned by those in business from the world of top-level sport – a fact VBJ was reminded of when we sat down with the woman who skippered the Great Britain’s hockey team to golden glory at the Olympics in Rio …

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Having practice staff in uniform not only enhances a brand with clients and wherever else employees are seen, it also provides a perk in that it saves employees’ own clothing from wear and tear. But, as might be expected, rules and regulations exist that surround the provision of a uniform if it’s to be tax deductible …

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Wildbore Vetstop sounds like it might be a rather intriguing, perhaps even slightly dangerous, place to work. But what’s in a name? Not a lot, as VBJ discovered last month when we headed north to hear another independent success story…

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