September 2019

The RCVS and BVA will co-host the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe General Assembly, which represents vet associations in 40 countries, in June 2020.

6 mins

Does your practice do its utmost to safeguard the well-being of it’s staff? And is there one person who goes the extra mile to create a happy working environment? Nominate them now.

3 mins

The report, compiled online in conjunction with YouGov, is the largest annual assessment of cat, dog and rabbit welfare in the UK.

5 mins

The Kennel Club's survey questioned 2,256 dog owners and revealed one in three puppy buyers acknowledged they were clueless about how to find a reputable source for their puppy.

5 mins

Vetlife charity team reminds all members of the profession it is available to help those in crisis 24/7, 365 days of the year.

4 mins

Veterinary Business Development unveils three groundbreaking podcast channels for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and veterinary business professionals.

8 mins

Regent Court Veterinary Practice in Penzance receives accolade from environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage for reducing plastic and inspiring community to tackle pollution.

6 mins

RVC study shows 75% decline in breed numbers during the past 10 years and an ageing population.

3 mins

More than £400 has been raised for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People following a fund-raiser organised by VetPartners practices across Yorkshire.

4 mins

Veterinary science placed second on the list of top-paying degrees, with an average first-year salary of £28,000 – a figure only bettered by “medicine and dentistry” graduates.

5 mins

August 2019

Courses are designed to equip participants with an understanding of the role emotional resilience plays in protecting mental well-being.

6 mins

Free one-hour live webinar, by veterinary nutritionist Marge Chandler, aims to help vets and others separate fact from fiction about pet diets.

3 mins

Key proposals include appointment of an animal welfare commissioner, enshrining the principle of animal sentience in law and widening accessibility to vets for those on low incomes.

8 mins

Census of more than 5,000 owners finds majority are conscientious with their animals’ care, reflecting their dedication to keeping their pets happy.

7 mins

Organisers of championship dog show in Edinburgh send clear message to Scottish Government to ban third-party puppy sales.

3 mins

An attempt by animal shelter staff to find an oversized cat a new home becomes internet sensation.

4 mins

Primary and secondary school students find out what it’s like to be a vet in a two-day event organised by the RVC and Bayer.

4 mins

An American study found, from 1979 to 2015, vets died by suicide between 2 and 3.5 times more often than the general US population, reflecting the findings of a systematic review published in 2010.

6 mins

Vets and VNs – along with family, friends and clients – have climbed more than 3,500ft to raise money for Welsh animal charity.

2 mins

A professional dog groomer has sparked a social media debate after dying the legs and tail of her toy poodle pink. She has vigorously defended her right to give her pet a colour makeover.

3 mins