Additional volunteers have had to join the veterinary crisis organisation as the charity fields a record 3,117 contacts in 2018.5 mins
European Parliament calls for stricter measures to combat illegal trafficking of pets.
Germany and Poland discuss setting up a “fenced corridor” to prevent African swine fever spreading. The disease has been found 30km from Germany – one of Europe’s major pork exporters.
Veterinary personnel “touched” by bush fire crisis pay for medical supplies to be sent to colleagues in Australia to aid injured wildlife.
More than 330 veterinary professionals responded to the a joint VMG and SPVS survey, which was conducted online during July and August 2019.
Russell Kane, known for hosting Live At The Electric and regular appearances on Celebrity Juice, will compere the VMA Annual Awards, in London on Friday 20 March.
New appointment “indicates Fitzpatrick Referrals’ continued commitment to providing the very best service to its referring vets and their clients”.
Despite Government manifesto promises on animal welfare, the RSPCA says no legal guarantee exists that welfare will be protected in a future trade deal.
The proportion of dogs screened for hip and elbow dysplasia has increased, while grades and scores of dogs used for breeding have also improved.
Entrepreneur and BBC Dragons’ Den star Jenny Campbell will share advice on balancing a career and family commitments in Friday’s keynote address, with wider stream details also announced.
Muriel Taylor joined Pennard Vets in 1950 and, over the years, has worked in virtually every aspect of office work at the practice, though never in a clinical role.
“We are pleased to see that animal health and welfare gets the prominence it deserves in this long-awaited bill” – BVA president Daniella Dos Santos.
Nominations sought for awards created to celebrate those who have made a significant contribution to the health and welfare of dogs, with a total prize fund of £66,000.
The BVA, BSAVA and British Veterinary Zoological Society have collaborated to produce a joint statement and a series of recommendations to promote better rabbit welfare.
Two out of four new cases are in UK counties that have never before recorded the fatal canine disease.
Pending the success of the six-month “traffic light” scheme, the initiative will be rolled out across the UK in the summer.
Scientists say mutations caused by viral recombination events are a major driver of foot-and-mouth disease virus evolution.
Scientists say no signs of disease now exist in the mid-Suffolk zone where an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza H5N3 was confirmed in December.
BVA president Daniella Dos Santos discusses some of the association’s key objectives for 2020, including increasing diversity within the profession and tackling workforce retention.
There are now two weeks to go until the event, which is being held at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales from 23 to 25 January.