August 2017

CPD course will give equine clinicians the chance to improve their working knowledge of orthopaedic therapies via group discussions and wet lab sessions.

3 mins

£411,000 grant from Garfield Weston Foundation to support creation of research facility at The University of Edinburgh where scientists from various disciplines will unite to explore new therapies.

5 mins

Small trap and neuter charity GambiCats, which relies completely on donations, seeks piece of kit ahead of two-week vet clinic in November.

3 mins

Set to leave the RCVS for pastures new at the end of August, Nick Stace has discussed the peaks, troughs, successes and challenges of his tenure at the college.

7 mins

Over-excited Mindy the cockatiel ends up at County Durham practice after crashing into a mirror during an out-of-cage flight opportunity.

3 mins

Springer spaniel rejoins police force after receiving spinal surgery on a condition that could have crippled the four-legged crime fighter.

4 mins

Former RSPCA council trustee Chris Laurence brands BBC TV investigation – on which he appeared to discuss his concerns regarding how the charity was governed – as “excessively negative and biased”.

6 mins

Somerset-based Arturas Zukauskas blames poor English for failure to respond to RCVS communications, an action the disciplinary committee says shows a “disregard” for his obligations.

6 mins

Brand manager for Boehringer raises more than £300 for Send A Cow by completing an aquatic challenge that saw him swim 14km in the River Thames.

4 mins

In the Animal Health Trust's 75th anniversary year, representatives take part in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle challenge to help raise £75,000 towards life-saving kit.

5 mins

With Government CVO Nigel Gibbens CBE planning to retire from his “circa £120,000” per annum role in February, the search is now on for his replacement.

4 mins

European veterinary specialist in large animal surgery Paul René van Weeren believes advanced computer technology should play greater role, as the traditional method is subjective.

4 mins

Supporting Evidence Based Interventions initiative aims to become “go to” organisation for evaluation of novel veterinary technologies and livestock improvement interventions in Africa.

5 mins

Sussex veterinary group Coastway lends support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender charities amid 300,000 people by taking part in the Brighton Pride parade.

4 mins

Ten delegates were given the platinum experience by the Vet Dynamics team during a five-day business accelerator event on the Indonesian island of Bali.

4 mins

Research hopes to further understand how preventive health care initiatives are enabling equine veterinary practices to highlight the benefits of a proactive approach. 

2 mins

The RCVS disciplinary committee has ruled a Glamorgan-based veterinarian as unfit to practise after being found in possession of indecent images of children and animal pornography.

6 mins

BVA and Veterinary Public Health Association welcome measures to allow official vets 24/7 access to footage covering areas in England where live animals are.

4 mins

The maximum sentence for offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 is six months in prison and/or an unlimited fine, but only 15 convicted animal abusers jailed for longer than four months during 2016.

5 mins

US study finds that when other variables are taken into consideration, there is no link between pet ownership and improved health in children.

6 mins