April 2020

From now on, anyone wanting to buy or adopt a companion animal younger than six months will need to deal directly with a breeder or recognised animal rehoming centre.

7 mins

RCVS issues warning to veterinary practices about the risk of break-ins by addicts trying to steal pharmaceutical drugs.

2 mins

vettimes.co.uk launches first ever user hub to allow people to share their experience of life in lockdown.

3 mins

Animal health firm says practices wanting to limit face-to-face potential poisoning cases should use Veterinary Poisons Information Service or other resources first, and promote social media posts to homebound clients.

3 mins

March 2020

Normally only accessible by International Society of Feline Medicine members, the channel has been opened up as a free resource to help veterinary professionals keep on top of CPD.

3 mins

Charity offers anonymous assistance to all members of the profession under mental or financial stress due to COVID-19.

4 mins

Scientists will measure the level of antibodies produced after vaccination of pigs and assess whether the antibodies can block severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 from infecting cells.

4 mins

Researchers identify protein sequences in lungs of sick pangolins that were 91% identical to the human virus’ proteins.

4 mins

Researchers discovered domestic cats kill more prey in a given area of around 100 metres around their home than similar-sized wild predators.

4 mins

Corporate groups, independent practices and veterinary charities to unite in a bid to provide emergency cover in the face of corona crisis.

5 mins

MEPs join NGOs to demand ban on all all journeys of more than eight hours long for live farm animals.

3 mins

“We wanted to offer our help and we understand ventilators are critically important in supporting the recovery of human patients in hospital being treated for the virus” – Blue Cross.

3 mins

European body says short-term manufacture and delivery of veterinary medicines is secure, but it is assessing the rapidly developing situation.

4 mins

Sarah Caney and VetPartners’ Rachel Dean carrying out research to understand more about experience of cats and and their owners when visiting veterinary practice.

5 mins

The Kennel Club and its charities will help support canine organisations and rescues that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

4 mins

MSD offering guidance at round table event to address vet questions about vaccination protocols during COVID-19 crisis.

3 mins

“Without an urgent input of funds, the charity is likely to close on 31 March 2020,” says trust.

3 mins

Royal college working with Defra and other veterinary organisations to provide life-saving equipment for coronavirus front-line fight.

9 mins

RCVS and BVA issue joint guidance on ‘key worker’ status for veterinary surgeons.

11 mins

Due to a combination of factors, many dogs with rescue backup microchips are unnecessarily euthanised, campaigners claim.

5 mins