May 2022

Initiative aims to help train veterinary managers and leaders on mental health issues in the workplace.

4 mins

The annual survey covers small animals, large animals, and equine, in all aspects of preventive health care and surgery, and those who take part will receive a full copy of the results.

2 mins

Flockmaster course aims to help sheep farmers increase productivity and improve health of their animals.

4 mins

Oliver Pybus, vice-principal for research and innovation, has become a Royal Society fellow, while Joanne Webster, chair of parasitic diseases, has joined The Academy of Medical Sciences.

6 mins

Two free Mindful May webinars from practice management software company ezyVet, the first of which is tomorrow (19 May), aim to empower veterinary practitioners worldwide to improve their welfare.

6 mins

Online fund-raiser set up by Pets at Home Group to support pets through charities working on the ground raises £100,000 – with the same figure pledged from the group.

8 mins

A six-year-old Siberian husky-Alaskan malamute cross-breed that has suffered from cataracts and other eye conditions since he was 18-months-old has been turning heads after being prescribed new sunglasses. 

7 mins

All-access film of teams from Vets4Pets’ Leeds Birstall and Handforth practices aims to showcase and celebrate the vets, VNs and support teams that care for UK pets.

9 mins

More than 800 delegates, speakers and exhibitors attended ICC Wales in Newport from 13 to 14 May for the conference, which also marked the end of the partnership between the two associations. 

5 mins

Review and meta-analysis on efficacy and adverse events of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor use shows little or no difference in risk of developing congestive heart failure.

7 mins

After successful treatment for pancreatitis and vasculitis at the Royal (Dick) small animal hospital, diabetic cat, Shadow, was fitted with a Bluetooth glucose monitor so she could recover at home.   

6 mins

Small animal vet Tim Sandys, who signed up to the Homes for Ukraine scheme, was matched with a family from Kharkiv, but faced delays and red tape bringing them and their dog to the UK.

19 mins

Covering three half days in July, the online conference is hosted by The British Academy and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

2 mins

According to data from last year, 48% of farms that submitted samples after last year’s lambing period tested positive for enzootic abortion of ewes caused by Chlamydia abortus.

5 mins

Human antiviral amantadine, used by vets in treatment of central sensitisation, is on a list of drugs that could be restricted in the EU – and some fear the UK following suit.

16 mins

Internal medicine team at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield perform procedure on young cat beset by a rare condition that caused unusual breathing noises and wheezing.

4 mins

Three models – all of which came from a meeting of key stakeholders – have been suggested, with viable proposals to be presented later this month.

6 mins

Research Excellence Framework 2021 results show breadth and depth of work at universities across the country.

6 mins

Group makes commitment to pay a minimum of 3% more than the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage across the business.

4 mins

The association has announced today (12 May) that it is now accepting entries for the 2022 awards, which are open to all veterinary surgeons in the first eight years of their careers. 

5 mins