October 2019

Courses around the country aim to keep vets and RVNs up-to-date in small animal toxicology.

2 mins

Of 11 million owned cats in the UK, 29% are not microchipped – which makes a total of more than 3 million unchipped pet cats with no permanent means of identification.

4 mins

Awards open to outstanding vets, vet nurses and animal welfare professionals who can be nominated by peers, friends and family or members of the general public.

3 mins

September 2019

Linnaeus trains almost 100 “mental health first aiders” in a bid to proactively deal with such problems in the veterinary world.

3 mins

Veterinary group raises £40,000 for charity in memory of a much-loved and sorely missed team member – despite setting out to raise £3,000.

5 mins

Village Vets in Formby, Liverpool, stages its annual fun dog show for eighth time and raises £1,100 for The Samaritans.

4 mins

Veterinary authorities unanimously welcome review, which will comprise several key stages and cover issues linked to the telemedicine debate.

5 mins

A refreshed RUMA task force – consisting of 10 livestock groups – is expected to agree new antibiotic reduction targets by the end of the year.

5 mins

UK charity uses awareness day to highlight its ongoing work, including its current research on understanding how tumours spread in dogs.

6 mins

The association has called for the Government to increase funding for veterinary education in a new policy statement designed to help produce a more future-proof workforce.

5 mins

Association has not taken a position on leave or remain, but is calling for no-deal Brexit to be taken off the negotiating table.

5 mins

RSPCA believes the current badger culling programme “has no credible scientific basis” and wants to hear the views of farmers and vets in the front line.

3 mins

Survey respondents had been feeding their pets raw diets for up to 65 years and findings have been embraced as at least partial validation by pro-raw feeding groups.

6 mins

The first such election held by the RCVS Fellowship took place in August, with all fellows of the college having been contacted by email or post and asked to cast a vote.

3 mins

Starving bull breed-cross had glass, metal and bits of batteries in its faeces after eating whatever it had been able to get in its mouth.

3 mins

The new survey, aimed at vet practice employees, seeks to find out the profession’s view on staff bringing their dogs to work, and how it affects morale and well-being.

6 mins

Study shows more than two-thirds of dog owners don’t know the Angiostrongylus vasorum parasite is spread by slugs and snails, and some think otters are responsible.

5 mins

A VetCompass study found hair coat disorder, dental disease and overgrown nails were the top three disorders in this breed.

5 mins

Pirbright and The Roslin Institute have launched the Immunological Toolbox website – a central database of reagents and a platform for information exchange.

4 mins

Small animal and farm vet David Charles spoke at the first National Association for Black Veterinarians Conference in the US about barriers faced by black or minority ethnic vet students.

5 mins