June 2018

Association’s free online CPD resource has more than 300 subjects available following addition of dentistry, exotics and surgery.

4 mins

Delegates at this year’s event are invited to book a place at a supplementary “pre-congress” day (15 June), featuring a wide range of communication workshops.

4 mins

German international reproduction expert sourced by UK zoo confirms ageing female rhino still has chance of having another calf.

5 mins

Extensive Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network fly strike survey revealed 44.7% of rabbits presenting with the disease between 2014 and 2017 died or were euthanised.

6 mins

May 2018

Hampshire referral centre strengthens its talented team with the appointment of vet Daniel Sanchez Masian, in a newly created role.

3 mins

Staffordshire bull terrier on road to recovery after undergoing procedure to have sarcoma 30cm in diameter removed from stomach.

3 mins

Actiphage test has been accepted for “exceptional private use” in APHA protocol, enabling any private vet to request APHA permission for exceptional use of Actiphage and other non-validated tests.

6 mins

Alice Denyer has received the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award and £10,000 in the International Canine Health Awards.

6 mins

Six modules will be covered over three weeks, with subjects including identification and husbandry, handling and examination, diseases, and anaesthesia and surgery.

4 mins

Although effective, dialysis is a costly undertaking for pet owners, but there are some cases, such as acute toxicity, where it has the potential to be lifesaving.

7 mins

Vet Andrew Draper, father of a teenage diabetic son, to set out on a 340km bike ride to raise money for research aimed at finding a cure for type-one diabetes.

5 mins

After months of gathering evidence, the BVA has set out its comprehensive vision for animal health and disease monitoring in the UK in a report developed by its surveillance working group.

8 mins

Association uses Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage vets to “open up” about well-being and give more support to one another at work.

6 mins

Surrey-based animal hospital awarded top status in all four categories entered in royal college’s Practice Standards Scheme assessment.

3 mins

Joint educational institution by Keele University in Staffordshire and Harper Adams University in Shropshire will open its doors to students in two years’ time.

6 mins

Cancer survivor Kerry Allison braves Moroccan Sahara temperatures reaching 40°C-plus while battling rationed water, sandstorms, scorpions and carrying all her equipment and food needed for self-sufficiency.

5 mins

Interest in genomics has increased due to a popularity surge in the past three years, leading to more vets wanting to get “up to speed” and enhance their knowledge on the topic.

8 mins

Emily Richardson, a veterinarian at welfare charity Mayhew, is surprised feline neutering is not a routine activity for most vets, and has been teaching in Portugal.

7 mins

Researchers said the study shows “quite clearly” horses pick up on negative emotions and vets should take this into account before going into a horse's stable.

8 mins

Changes will reduce size of council and revise balance of membership between vets and non-vets, including veterinary nurses and laypersons.

7 mins