May 2020

The organisations will be developing further advice in the comings days to help vets interpret new Government guidance for employers in different workplaces.

7 mins

“The publication of this paper... indicates that the ground is shifting and interdisciplinary research on infection is now firmly on the agenda” – Tony Barnett, RVC.

5 mins

US expert on feline coronavirus says research “is far more advanced in veterinary than human medicine, but they do not recognise any animal coronavirus diseases of veterinary importance as models”.

6 mins

Association of Dogs and Cats Homes sets up scheme to plug fund-raising gap caused by activities being cancelled and charity shops closing during pandemic.

5 mins

New measures announced by the APHA allow a greater number of TB herd tests to be completed safely during the COVID-19 crisis.

6 mins

“This temporary exemption is a really positive move and hopefully strikes a balance between keeping everyone safe, still maintaining the food chain and bTB surveillance” – Nikki Hopkins, BCVA president.

5 mins

Ceremony originally scheduled for late March, but postponed ahead of UK lockdown, will now take place on 19 March next year.

3 mins

Regulatory flexibility to ensure availability of veterinary medicines during COVID-19 pandemic.

3 mins

“We felt our Online Bitesize CPD could be particularly useful at this time, so we are making it available at a discounted price” – Improve International.

3 mins

Dogs Trust changes its famous slogan and asks the public “are you dog ready?” as internet searches to buy a puppy rocket during lockdown.

3 mins

SAVSNET report looks at key areas of companion animal practice – including consultation volumes, vaccinations and telemedicine – and how they have been affected by the lockdown measures.

5 mins

This year's month-long campaign to raise awareness of VN role and important preventive health messages will take place wholly online for first time due to COVID-19.

12 mins

April 2020

“It gives me something else to focus on and improve my cake-making skills, but although I love Bake Off, I am not sure I could cope with the stress” – Holly Sutton, final-year veterinary student.

6 mins

Virtual Veterinary Specialists announces further measures to support vets during COVID-19.

3 mins

“We are in danger of creating dogs with rampant separation anxiety” – animal behaviourists plead for veterinary profession to be ready to advise owners of puppies that have grown up during restrictions.

7 mins

Students from across the UK will complete a three-week online EMS research course on Friday (1 May).

6 mins

Davies Veterinary Specialists latest in profession to loan ventilators and donate personal protective equipment to its nearest NHS hospitals.

3 mins

Those working in the veterinary sector who are showing symptoms can now book a test online to help more employees return to work if the results are negative.

4 mins

Medical Detection Dogs hopes the retrained rescue and assistance dogs will, within weeks, be on duty detecting the scent of the virus and helping prevent its spread.

6 mins

“The sessions provide a safe space for students to come together, share their ideas and feel part of a supportive veterinary community” – Carolyne Crowe, VDS Training.

5 mins