David Woodmansey

David Woodmansey

National Council for the Training of Journalists, national press agency, national daily staff journalist, specialist magazines.
David Woodmansey joined VBD in May 2015.
Tel: 01733 383561  •  email: davidwoodmansey@vbd.co.uk

July 2019

Findings will be used to develop new strategies around succession and encouraging women in the profession into leadership positions.

5 mins

Working canine breeds head the list of animals requiring therapy based on insurance claim data.

4 mins

Three specialists from a leading referral practice each receive the highest status of membership of the royal college.

4 mins

According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association’s latest obesity report, 51% of dogs, 44% of cats and 29% of small mammals are overweight or obese.

4 mins

Practice becomes the first of 800 businesses within the IVC group to win Patient Safety Award.

3 mins

According to the latest audited financial statements for the RVCS for 2018, the RCVS had a total income of more than £12.1 million, with more than £18.5 million in reserves and other assets.

4 mins

Farmers encouraged to interact with vets to fight infection responsible for more than 35% of all lamb abortion diagnoses.

3 mins

College says its 100 staff have “outgrown” their current headquarters in Westminster and need a new building with “sufficient capacity for growth of the college for the next 25 years”.

4 mins

The British College of Veterinary Specialists has approached the RCVS Practice Standards Group to consider a PSS accreditation strand for multidisciplinary specialist hospitals.

2 mins

Study finds, on average, a dam that is 10% more inbred than another will produce one fewer puppy per litter.

4 mins

Study will examine whether the pheromone collar can help reduce the severity or development of certain potentially problematic behaviours in puppies.

4 mins

Most theories predict more aggression higher up the ladder, but researchers say the difficulty of working out the pecking order in the crowded middle leads to aggression.

3 mins

A guide, supplied by vets within the IVC group, aims to help clients gain a better understanding of the health problems suffered by brachycephalic breeds.

4 mins

Course from VetCPD provides an up-to-date approach to the management of canine and feline fractures.

4 mins

MSD’s campaign provides pet owners and vets with educational materials on potential exotic disease risks abroad and the comprehensive preventive health care required to reduce risks.

3 mins

The product range, from Lintbells, uniquely contain a rich supply of stearidonic acid omega 3 fatty acids.

2 mins

Specified 500g batches of frozen raw beef, turkey and tripe have been affected, according to the Food Standards Agency.

3 mins

Veterinary professionals urged to share their experiences in new survey by researchers at the University of Liverpool.

3 mins

Charity fund-raisers climbed the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours to raise cash.

3 mins

Isemid is the first diuretic for the treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs recognised by the European Medicines Agency as a “2018 innovation, advancing animal health”.

4 mins

A Derbyshire-based mobile vet service has added a veterinary surgeon and a veterinary nurse to its team to keep pace with rising public demand.

4 mins

June 2019

As many as one in five adults worldwide are sensitised to cat allergens, which is understood to have a significant impact on both pet ownership.

14 mins

The DNA test for PRA in giant schnauzer, costing £48, is now available from the AHT DNA Testing Service.

5 mins

A £1.5 million expansion has led to the creation of the first residency programme in small animal surgery at Vets Now's Glasgow hospital.

2 mins

Scientists have identified proteins that activate pig immune cells, opening the way to developing an effective vaccine for African swine fever.

3 mins

Dog import numbers have increased for the sixth year in a row since the controversial changes to the Pet Travel Scheme in 2012, says Dogs Trust.

5 mins

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden studied cortisol levels in 25 border collies and 33 Shetland sheepdogs, alongside the animals’ female owners.

4 mins

Vet Andrew Draper, his vet wife Kate and their 16-year old son Jack – who has type-1 diabetes – will be part of a group cycling from London to Paris to raise money for diabetes research.

3 mins

Second-generation diagnostic device is now a battery-powered smart device that is wi-fi-enabled, allowing samples to be uploaded and analysed anywhere.

3 mins

VetCompass study shows British bulldog ownership has almost doubled between 2009 and 2013, with figures suggesting owners consider breathing problems "normal" for the breed.

5 mins