April 2017

A vet and her colleagues are taking on a walk for charity after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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A poster created by the association with the British Medical Association, Public Health England and the VMD has been shortlisted for an Antibiotic Guardian Award at this year's ceremony in June.

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New practice in Rubery, Worcestershire hosted more than 100 pet owners from the local community for the day, where a charity raffle for The Cinnamon Trust also took place.

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The RCVS disciplinary committee has accepted a form of undertakings from Worcester-based vet David John Bibby Denny, who has agreed to remove himself from the register and never apply to be restored.

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Scientists in the US have developed a new type of single-use "artificial womb" that allows premature lambs to develop for up to four weeks.

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A “disproportionately high” number of vets reported to have experienced adverse events from the use of authorised veterinary medicines were female, according to the latest pharmacovigilance report from the VMD.

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Students from Edinburgh and Nottingham's vet schools have won plaudits from the British Veterinary Behaviour Association for their insights into the field of animal behaviour.

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Reducing antibiotic consumption in animals may not have any great benefits to human health, according to new research.

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Staff from pharmaceutical company Chanelle Veterinary got into the swing of things during 2017's Woburn Charity Golf Day.

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The Worldwide Veterinary Service has until August to raise £250,000 to retain its Care for Dogs shelter in northern Thailand.

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46% of vets working in the UK today had resolved to become a vet while they were still at primary school, according to figures released by the BVA to celebrate World Veterinary Day this Saturday (29 April).

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Ambitious pair Carolyne Crowe and Brian Faulkner have successfully completed 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days for charity after crossing the finish line of the London Marathon last weekend.

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Specialist veterinary virology, serology and DNA diagnostics company Biobest Laboratories is offering a new PCR test service for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV).

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Practices can register for the UK’s third Pet Allergy Week, set for 5-11 June 2017.

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The Essex-based vet is suspended for two months for failing to hold professional indemnity insurance or equivalent arrangements.

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A study has demonstrated airborne equine herpesvirus (EHV) remains stable and infectious in water over a three-week period.

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One of the UK’s most esteemed academic roles has been bestowed on a leading clinician scientist at The University of Edinburgh.

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Vets working at a new hospital outpost in the Gambia will act as sentinels for emerging tropical diseases fast becoming a real threat to equines in the UK.

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TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has urged companion animal vets not to “talk down to” clients and understand they are not just treating pets, but also their human owners.

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Byre Vets in Werrington, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire is the latest to be added to a network of practices located in the nearby towns of Oundle, Thrapston, Corby and Stamford.

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