August 2020

Wildlife Disease Surveillance Focus Group says wildlife must be tested closer to areas of risk – and the wildlife trade needs greater oversight – to avoid repeat of COVID-19.

7 mins

Puppies of some of the most popular breeds - some of which are being illegally smuggled into the country - are selling for as much as £9,000 as prices soar post-lockdown.

7 mins

“We intend for September 2021 to mark an exciting, fresh start for the profession following the harrowing experiences of 2020" - BEVA president Tim Mair.

4 mins

More than £700,000 donated to a wide range of animal charities that are struggling to survive the impact of COVID-19.

5 mins

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

James Westgate speaks to practice owners, business leaders and consultants about lessons learned from the pandemic, and how practices and practitioners can survive and thrive in an uncertain future.

31 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

In her latest diary, Nat Scroggie advocates now is the perfect time to consider helping veterinary charities.

12 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

Been struggling with sleep during lockdown? You're not alone, says Nat Scroggie, who offers some advice in her latest COVID diary.

14 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

In her latest column, Nat Scroggie reflects on her joy at starting running again – following a little external motivation.

11 mins