December 2017

Online breeder kept dogs in “inhumane” conditions, telling buyers he would deliver puppies to them so he could do a “home check” to make them believe he was caring and responsible – RSPCA.

4 mins

Research by The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine reveals some GP vets feel their work is not as highly valued as that of specialist vets.

7 mins

Vets, VNs and clients hit the floor for a Blitz-themed evening of dance and nostalgia to raise more than £750 for charity.

4 mins

RVN Carla Finzel felt compelled to create the role of “veterinary district nurse” after recognising owners need support following a pet’s diagnosis or surgery.

7 mins

“I would encourage anyone who shares an interest in the future of our profession... to stand for election” – RCVS president Stephen May.

4 mins

US and European board-certified in surgery, Janet Kovak McClaran has now taken up a new role with a respected international veterinary surgical journal.

4 mins

A custom computer-generated mask is helping the healing process for a Staffordshire bull terrier puppy that suffered severe bite injuries.

7 mins

“Solving the problem will mean tackling the use and disposal of antibiotic pharmaceuticals, as well as the release of antimicrobial drugs, relevant contaminants and resistant bacteria.”

3 mins

Trainee vets are marking the season of goodwill this Christmas by distributing essential items to homeless people and their dogs throughout Edinburgh.

4 mins

“The aim with introducing new partners to the fold is to ensure this high level of care remains at the fore of everything the Willows team does” – Mark Proctor, senior partner.

3 mins

A new clinic in the centre of Bracknell will not only be taking care of the area’s companion animals, but a colony of native bats it has fostered, too.

5 mins

Glasgow-trained vet from a Scottish farming family Christine Middlemiss has been announced as successor to the UK’s outgoing CVO Nigel Gibbens.

4 mins

Scientists have found a way to accurately count neurons associated with complex behaviour in the brains of each species, with findings revealing dogs have more than twice as many as cats.

3 mins

Talk will focus on changes that affect all businesses, including the veterinary profession, and failure to comply could result in heavy financial penalties. 

5 mins

The independent practice now has 100 employees for the first time in its 52-year history, after appointing vet Hannah Pegram to its clinical team.

3 mins

Animal imaging specialists collaborate with The University of Edinburgh to help advance 3D application for veterinary surgeons.

4 mins

Dan O'Neill, senior lecturer at the RVC warns profession to brace itself for three-pronged welfare challenge for brachycephalic breeds.

8 mins

“Although we are working hard to find out the cause of Alabama rot, it is still unknown, which makes the reappearance of the disease concerning,” said David Walker of Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists.

6 mins

A consultation on proposals for a holistic strategy to eradicate bovine tuberculosis in Northern Ireland has been welcomed by the BVA.

3 mins

November 2017

New figures from the Association of British Insurers show pet insurance policies have jumped in price by nearly 20% as a result of tax increases.

7 mins