August 2020

RVC researchers looking at whether it may be possible to use companion animal coronaviruses as models to alter the expression of the genes that cause severe disease in humans infected with COVID-19.

7 mins

“The task force recognises the need for more flexibility in our temporary guidance, so that veterinary surgeons can use their professional judgement to decide what is the most suitable approach in each individual case” – RCVS president Mandisa Greene.

4 mins

Research finds eight scent detection dogs were able to correctly identify 94% of more than 1,000 saliva or tracheobronchial secretion samples after one week of training.

7 mins

Government announces changes that will reduce the risk of practices in England being forced to shut down by its test and trace scheme.

6 mins

July 2020

“If they confirm in time that vets are being considered as this new policy takes shape, we would make sure that our members have a strong voice in these discussions” – president Daniella Dos Santos.

5 mins

Joint survey run by National Equine Welfare Council and Association of Dogs and Cats Homes shows more than half have seen income reduce by more than 50%.

5 mins

“As a result of this evaluation process, a management proposal has been made to permanently close the facility...” – management of Langford Vets, Bristol.

4 mins

“Tests conducted by the APHA have confirmed that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in a pet cat in England” – CVO Christine Middlemiss.

6 mins

Veterinary students at University of Nottingham have become some of the first in the country to get back to face-to-face study.

6 mins

Data collected from almost 500 veterinary sites across the UK show practices beginning to return to normal consultation volumes and vaccinating more animals.

10 mins

Two veterinary professionals urge the regulator to use its £18.7 million reserve to help vets and VNs facing financial hardship due to coronavirus emergency.

8 mins

RVN given top job after 35 years with the same West Yorkshire practice wins her spurs after stepping up as head nurse one week before lockdown.

6 mins

A herbalist who admitted to carrying out bitch spays while struck off and trying to infect himself with COVID-19 has had his application to return to the RCVS register refused once again.

6 mins

“We are asking the Government to let the veterinary profession know as soon as possible what we need to do” – BVA president Daniella Dos Santos.

6 mins

Elanco Animal Health’s grapiprant offering has been awarded New Product of the Year 2019 by the Veterinary Marketing Association.

3 mins

Pirbright hopeful the first doses of a human vaccine will be available by the end of the year as research finds two doses of vaccine boosted antibody response in pigs.

7 mins

Vets and vet nurses can now register for this year’s event, which will take place online from 4 to 7 November.

5 mins

June 2020

University of Nottingham veterinary students will be among the first in the UK to return to campus when face-to-face teaching resumes on 27 July.

6 mins

Vale Vets near Bristol one of a number of practices to benefit from some of the 17,000 personal protective equipment visors produced for key workers by Somerset senior school.

59 mins

RCVS VN council has approved a patient-based assessment for SVNs who are unable to take OSCE exams under coronavirus restrictions.

7 mins