August 2018

Delegates got involved in sporting activities and well-being workshops, and tried out relaxation techniques at the first WellVet Weekend in Cambridge.

4 mins

Five RVNs and five vets are in with a chance of scooping a prize at this year’s Animal Star Awards.

4 mins

Fran Taylor-Brown and Tom Cardy, both European and RCVS-recognised specialists in veterinary neurology, join new team at Cave Veterinary Specialists in Somerset.

5 mins

Reduced prices are available until the end of August for anyone interested in saving cash on entry to this year’s VetCPD annual conference.

3 mins

Glanzmann thrombasthenia never before reported in felines diagnosed by US scientists from University of California, Davis.

5 mins

Claire Coombe-Jones and Sally Powell report on their involvement in “Inspired Vets” – a unique event for individuals to explore what’s important to them, and what they need to have a balanced and fulfilled career in the profession.

5 mins

“Supporting students is a key role for AVS and this guide will support students on EMS alongside the new AVS EMS grants – which open for applications in October”, says David Charles, AVS president.

4 mins

RCVS launches series of case studies to its website to cover what vets can and cannot delegate to RVNs and SVNs in veterinary practices.

3 mins

MSD Animal Health is providing funds to advance commercial production of a low-cost vaccine to protect livestock against the virus.

3 mins

BEVA posted an advert calling on equine vets to volunteer to take part in the ethogram experiment. Of the 40 respondents, 10 were picked for their varying years of experience.

6 mins

RCVS disciplinary committee forms view that vet’s current state of health is “favourable” and orders her to find a suitable fellow surgeon to act as mentor before she can be considered to practise again.

7 mins

Appeal launched for members to get involved in shaping BVA policies and the future direction of the profession.

4 mins

Viktor Molnar dodged rabies laws to import underage canines from eastern Europe and illegally sell them from his veterinary business address.

6 mins

Equine hospital boasts England’s first large bore sliding gantry computed tomography system for improved large animal patient scanning.

4 mins

Authors of the study discovered humans were the likely original host for the bacteria that causes mastitis in cattle and infections in millions of broiler chickens.

6 mins

Vet suggests tiny Jack Russell terrier-dachshund cross should be put forward for “Slimmer of the Month” award after removing 1kg bladder stone.

4 mins

Collie that swallowed 22 high-strength painkillers while owner was out is saved by veterinary staff despite kidney values being “off the scales”.

51 mins

Two dogs survive the deadly disease after scientists at the RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals use therapeutic plasma exchange to filter blood.

5 mins

July 2018

Speaking at RCVS Royal College Day, guest speaker Derek Knottenbelt raised concerns the needs of new graduates are not being met and “an amazing resource” lost.

6 mins

A veterinary pair in their final year have been given prizes and certificates for the quality of their case studies during EMS placements with Medivet.

5 mins