June 2020

“Declaring the UK free from avian flu is an important milestone that will help our efforts to re-open export markets” – Christine Middlemiss, UK CVO.

4 mins

Cats Protection marks Loneliness Awareness Week 2020 by promoting how owning a feline pet can help with feeling lonely.

5 mins

Welsh Government to start work on legislation to ban third-party puppy and kitten sales, which have been illegal in England since April 2020.

4 mins

Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association surveys 8,000 households to discover continued rise in ownership of cats and dogs, as well as top 10 pets.

5 mins

“Despite the current challenges, we’re confident this year’s campaign will build on previous years to be our biggest RAW campaign yet” – Holly Ackroyd of Burgess Pet Care.

5 mins

US researchers find the cannabis extract improved the quality of life for most dogs recruited to a trial, with benefits remaining two weeks post-treatment.

6 mins

SPVS-VMG are offering six free tickets to a CPD day on 23 June offering fresh insights into teleconsults.

3 mins

Veterinary group is distributing £75,000 to charities that have seen funding streams dry up in the wake of restrictions imposed to tackle the impact COVID-19.

3 mins

World Congress in Poland postponed and new dates have been announced for the event in March next year.

4 mins

Economists predict a ‘90% economy’ as the new normal once the furlough scheme ends and restrictions put in place to reduce the impact of COVID-19 have been lifted.

8 mins

Following its announcement in March of facing imminent closure, AHT trustees have since revealed a plan that could ensure the charity’s survival.

8 mins

Association workshop at its 2019 world congress was springboard for article that is pushing for better coordination between human and animal health pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

6 mins

Orthopaedics team at Davies Veterinary Specialists give dog Lexi sound future after performing bilateral single session tibial plateau-levelling osteotomy surgery.

5 mins

Royal Canin hosting event on 10 June covering selection process for mates to maximise both the chances of successful pregnancy and neonatal survival.

2 mins

Animal health company adds two new related guidelines to help vets deal with intoxication from pyrethrins and macrocyclic lactones.

3 mins

“It was a lot of hard work to get this far, but I am so delighted that we won – especially against such a strong line-up of finalists doing really great work” – co-founder Jade Statt.

5 mins

University of Surrey researchers develop a rapid and inexpensive technique to identify paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, which can be fatal in horses and a major cause of stroke in humans.

7 mins

“I am thrilled to receive this award. It is made particularly special by the fact I was nominated by my peers. It is important to emphasise, though, that research is a team effort” – Harriet Syme, RVC.

6 mins

May 2020

“...the feedback we’ve had about how positive the experience was for delegates has gone beyond our hopes” – Nat Scroggie, vet and co-organiser.

4 mins

“…it’s clear this could have a very significant impact on individual veterinary practices if a member of the team tests positive” – BVA president Daniella Dos Santos.

7 mins