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Experts intervene after patient's punctured lung caused it to blow up like a balloon.

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Two six-week-old kittens were rushed to the vets after having a lucky escape when they accidentally became part of the weekly wash.

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Directorate says event could offer answers to stakeholder questions on the key risks and opportunities of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

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Figures reveal majority of calls reporting questionable breeders and dealers to the RSPCA come from people who have purchased a puppy online.

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Full-time RVN and practice manager in Cardiff completes treatment’s advanced certificate, joining only a few other vet nurses to do so.

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Chantry Vets' new branch has opened due to increasing demand and serves pet owners from the north of Wakefield and south Leeds.

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Leading cancer centre gets a new name and expanded clinical remit as Linnaeus Group invests £1.5 million on a six-month building programme.

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NOAH releases animal medicines report revealing mixed opinion on Brexit prospects following an event it hosted for 16 industry stakeholders.

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"Close to borderline" case sees Cambridgeshire-based veterinary surgeon deemed fit to practice despite “nuisance animal” court convictions.

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