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Full range of feline and canine conditions will be treated by referral hospital’s latest department. 

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NoBACZ Healthcare, a University of Cambridge spin-off, says “revolutionary” product uses a patented natural polymer combined with copper and zinc ions that set rapidly on contact with skin.

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The group, which is celebrating its second anniversary, is preparing to open and expand clinics, as well as extend its “innovative business model”.

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West African Primate Conservation Action and Wildlife Vets International teamed up to offer a learning opportunity for two veterinary officers from Ghana.

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Questions have been raised about whether the profession was too slow to respond to the rising threat, even though a new risk assessment is being seen as a major step forward.

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The first Alabama rot fatalities of the season have been verified in Hampshire and Surrey, prompting a new plea for vigilance from pet owners.

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The Government insists it has taken “decisive action”, but a long-serving backbencher claimed its measures are the worst legislation of the current Parliament.

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The Virbac event will take place on 5 December at 8pm and be hosted by one of the world’s leading experts in companion animal reproductive biology. 

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BVA senior vice-president Malcolm Morley sounds an optimistic note while speaking alongside other leading figures at Big 6 Live debate.

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In his latest research review, Alex Gough looks at canine distichiasis, a retrospective study of cats treated with tranexamic acid and epsilon aminocaproic acid, post-neutering weight gain, and more…

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Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest global health issues of our time. Amanda Curtis RVN, chats about her contribution to VetTeamAMR – a new initiative from charity RCVS Knowledge that helps veterinary teams improve their antimicrobial use.

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Practice management systems have come a long way since first emerging in the veterinary world 20 years ago. A plethora of systems now exist to choose from, offering a range of features, but some are more useful than others, as Oli Viner explains…

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One of the biggest names in veterinary referrals has just got bigger – a whole lot bigger. Dick White Referrals in Cambridgeshire tripled in size following the completion of an expansion project in February, and last month VBJ was invited in to take a look around…

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