April 2019

The new system allows digital recording of every vet surgery visit on each individual pet with 24/7 identification of the animal and access to its health records in the event of an emergency.

4 mins

Study says separate waiting rooms for cats and dogs – and playing classical music – can ease anxiety for pets during veterinary clinic visits.

5 mins

The results of a pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance shows horses can suffer temporary lameness if rider weight is too high.

4 mins

Almost 8,000 incidents have been reported in England and Wales in the past four years, according to the animal charity.

3 mins

Vets will be urged to help raise awareness about the importance of vaccination against rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease type two during Rabbit Awareness Week (1 to 9 June).

6 mins

Success for Leicestershire multidiscipline referral centre in RCVS Practice Standards Scheme after it received three outstanding designations.

2 mins

A veterinary surgeon from north-east England who stopped the local service from closing down now wants help from the profession to keep it open.

4 mins

March 2019

The research could help identify potential pathways for the spread of important cattle infections, such as bTB and bovine viral diarrhoea.

3 mins

Dogs Trust appeals to veterinary professionals to fill in 10-minute survey to help tackle illegal imports and improve animal welfare.

5 mins

Convicted fraudster Peter Keniry, who is just out of jail, uses a legitimate registered veterinary surgeon’s details to obtain illegal employment – RCVS releases his photograph.

4 mins

Small and mixed animal vets urged to take part in an online survey to evaluate confidence levels when it comes to treating exotic pets.

3 mins

Inventor Alastair Mair developed the application out of frustration with handwritten anaesthetic records, which can frequently be incomplete, illegible and easily lost.

4 mins

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health was the headline act with nine category wins at the Veterinary Marketing Association’s annual awards ceremony in London.

9 mins

“In the past, research has looked into areas such as glaucoma and the genetics that make some dogs overweight” – Paula Boyden, Dogs Trust.

4 mins

Association officers concerned animal welfare not being met “in the interests of sensationalism and lowbrow entertainment” in I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

5 mins

SRUC Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory brings together new technology, robotics and human expertise to create a centre for animal disease surveillance and testing.

4 mins

A vet team used the skin of a tilapia fish species as a “biological bandage” to help a dog with an infected wound heal and regenerate skin.

4 mins

Raw meat-based diet storage warnings come after study reveals 60 samples of raw, frozen dog foods all contained high levels of harmful bacteria.

6 mins

Student vets were assessed in three different scenarios to test their communication and team working skills in emergency situations.

5 mins

More than 40,000 nominations received to honour the exceptional work carried out by some of the best veterinary professionals in the country.

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