May 2017

A vet whose research established diabetes mellitus (DM) in one-in-four UK cats is caused by a pituitary gland tumour has begun a collaboration with human medical experts that has potentially “huge” health implications.

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The AHT is looking for horse owners and vets to get involved in a new study into pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).

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Analysing cytological specimens as part of a gastrointestinal endoscopy could aid veterinary diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study.

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Former vet Warwick Seymour-Hamilton has had his fifth attempt to be restored to the register dismissed by the RCVS disciplinary committee.

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One of the UK’s most isolated vets is offering colleagues the chance to experience practice life – island style. Vets, student vets and RVNs can undertake a week-long voluntary placement on the Isles of Scilly.

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Not a penny of Scotland’s £2 billion agri-food output could be realised without vets, according to BVA president Gudrun Ravetz.

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The Japanese Veterinary Medical Association has begun a training programme aimed at Asian vets.

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Veterinary surgeon Jenny White has competed in her first eventing competition in more than 40 years after being inspired by a teenage rider’s fight against cancer.

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The veterinary profession could tackle poor mental health among students and graduates by tailoring feedback to help them adopt a more appropriate mindset.

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One of the country’s leading parasitologists has called for a concerted effort to win the “hearts and minds” of vets and pet owners to combat the growing threat of tick-borne diseases entering the UK.

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Animals across the globe will benefit from safe, secure neutering and population management plans thanks to a London-based welfare charity.

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A new 24-hour telephone service has been launched as a first port of call for owners concerned their pets may have been exposed to potentially poisonous substances.

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Former RVN Helen Ballantyne has said veterinary practices should empower VNs to become “link” and specialist nurses, replicating a similar model used in NHS hospitals across the UK.

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UK vets should make tests part of annual health check or vaccination visit for horses aged 15 and older.

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The 2017 RCVS and VN council election results have been announced after a record proportion of veterinary professionals cast their votes. 

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The British Veterinary Association has begun documenting the working life challenges facing vets in rural practice.

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A new survey showing information overload and "too many big words" as top reasons owners give for confusion around their cats' vaccinations has been described as a "wake-up call" for veterinary teams.

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"Are vets failing our horses?" That is the question to be explored at the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion in June.

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Recently revived group offers qualified vets in Greater London the opportunity to build relationships and socialise through CPD and social events.

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A vet practice has reported what it believes to be three cases of poisoning thought to involve dogs eating rotten food in just eight months.

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