June 2019

Main scientific topics are skin and ear surgery, skin biology, host-microbial interaction, dermatophytosis, exotics dermatology and clinical pharmacology.

3 mins

Parliamentary debate warned that “criminal elements” will exploit the market if there is not a good supply of puppies from reputable UK breeders.

4 mins

New study builds on earlier research demonstrating an approximate 25% decrease in the frequency with which antibiotics were prescribed in total to dogs and cats between 2014 and 2016.

4 mins

Byre Veterinary Referrals in Peterborough has launched a new dental CPD programme aimed at first opinion vets and vet nurses.

3 mins

"The results of the surveys form a very important ‘snapshot’ of the profession at a given point in time, but they also prove useful for years to come..." - RCVS chief executive Lizzie Lockett.

5 mins

Pre-eminent equine veterinary surgeon and author Sue Dyson calls it a day after 37 years at the AHT.

2 mins

Cases of virus are on the increase in northern Europe, with a “considerable increase” in cases in France since January 2019.

3 mins

Concerns were raised about the UK’s lack of preparedness for the disease following an announcement from the International Horse Sports Confederation.

5 mins

May 2019

Efforts of farmers and their vets praised for championing responsible UK antibiotic use, as use figures fall for third consecutive year.

4 mins

Specialist in small animal surgery and head of orthopaedic surgery at Wear Referrals believes ankle replacement system offers a new way to treat many dogs suffering with severe ankle arthritis.

3 mins

Multidisciplinary referral centre’s latest appointment brings total tally of specialists employed to 11.

4 mins

US cancer vet becomes the fourth specialist in six months to join fast-growing referral centre in West Yorkshire.

4 mins

Twin surveys will examine views of both employers and recent graduates to inform future policy.

2 mins

VMD releases results of survey showing many vets report difficulties in disposal of controlled drugs to meet their legal obligations.

3 mins

The Migration Advisory Committee will advise the Home Office to put vets back on the list to help deal with recruitment difficulties across the profession.

4 mins

Veterinary surgeon admits she was guilty of disgraceful conduct in a professional respect in failing to communicates with client, colleagues and college.

5 mins

Specialist becomes one of seven UK-based diplomates of a new European college that aims to advance clinical standards, scientific evidence and postgraduate education in sports medicine and rehabilitation.

4 mins

A collaborative study attempted to identify genetic variations linked to respiratory disease symptoms seen in bulldogs and Norfolk terriers.

3 mins

Vets Now released a media statement to apologise and reassure pet owners following the conclusion of an RCVS disciplinary committee.

6 mins

At the AVSPNI’s Spring Conference, some of the industry’s most prominent leaders said the profession could be greatly enhanced by selecting vet students from a broader range of backgrounds.

5 mins