January 2022

“Vetlife Day” celebrations mooted to help raise money for the charity as its helpline surpasses 30 years since it went live.

12 mins

RVC and biopharmaceutical firm Union Chimique Belge link up to explore mechanisms of two severe and ultra-rare bone diseases.

6 mins

Hybrid event with reduced attendees and live streaming on 3 March will feature practical programme, a review of past three decades of organisation and what next three have in store.

3 mins

MSD Animal Health brand manager Carley Chutter set to take part in Formula Woman and compete for the chance to race a McLaren GT4 in a national championship.

5 mins

Early bird discounts available to anyone registering before 17 February as organisers promise an exciting new structure to the programme.

5 mins

Independent practice owner Lennon Foo will host the two-part webinar series on 31 January and 7 February for students and new graduates.

4 mins

BVA urging vets to report cases of “gastroenteritis-like illness” as dozens of dogs presenting with vomiting and diarrhoea following visits to the Yorkshire coast taken to practices.

6 mins

Nationwide group Vets4Pets is first to start using new service, with owners able to use it to speak with vets about whether a consultation is needed, or to make payments and order treatments.

7 mins

Vets are being encouraged to make the case to farmers for trace element supplementation, which can help at a stressful time for cows.

4 mins

The nine-year-old springer spaniel called Philip was presented to Cheshire Pet in Holmes Chapel in April after he was found to weigh a whopping 65.9kg.

9 mins

Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is seeking assurances from secretary of state George Eustice that new Animal Sentience Committee will have power to act on policies.

5 mins

Ten-year-old cross-breed dog is “going from strength to strength” and his polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia and proteinuria have all resolved, according to specialists.

5 mins

Major milestone as Jonny Hughes, a veterinary diagnostic imaging specialist, becomes the latest team member at the teleradiology and teleconsulting company.

3 mins

The 24/7 support service is currently provided by 93 volunteer responders – including 3 with 25 years each of voluntary service with the charity.

7 mins

One in every 250 dogs prescribed behaviour-modifying drugs each year, with toy poodle, Tibetan terrier and shih-tzu most likely to be medicated – but researchers fear many cases are missed.

5 mins

Largest veterinary care provider in Europe has expanded its offering in France with the addition of practice chain VetOne.

4 mins

London and Kent-based independent group DNA Vetcare has also sent staff to Thailand to help on ground with veterinary projects.

5 mins

Clinical signs of vomiting and diarrhoea seen in dogs within hours of beach walks on the north-east coast – with Defra now investigating.

5 mins

Hydraboost Tab is a soluble rehydration tablet designed to stabilise water and electrolyte balance in calves, lambs and kids affected or at risk from diarrhoea.

3 mins

RCVS mental health initiative will present two talks during the global event in January, focusing on the link between the mind and the body and how to live with a climate crisis.

6 mins