April 2019

The programme – starting in January 2020 – consists of 14 modules and is delivered using a combination of lectures and practical sessions.

3 mins

Study on lambs by scientists at The Pirbright Institute could eventually pave way for a human vaccine against CCHF virus.

4 mins

BBC report, compiled by Government figures, named two of the UK’s largest veterinary groups as having the largest gender pay gaps among UK companies with 5,000 or more employees.

4 mins

BVDzero Scholarship Programme from Boehringer Ingelheim, in collaboration with the World Association for Buiatrics, will award €1,000 to undertake high-quality farm animal practice to each of 10 successful student applicants.

Vets and medics will gather on 7 May to share knowledge and insights about the impact of human factors on patient safety.

3 mins

As part of her lecture at BSAVA Congress, zoo vet Heather Bacon warned some rescue dogs imported into the UK are “absolutely not suitable as pets”.

4 mins

Operation described as “the most extensively-affected case of surgically-managed pyothorax” seen by an experienced veterinary surgeon.

6 mins

Ambitious initiative aimed at reducing antibiotic use has been rolled out to more than 450 Vets4Pets and Companion Care practices.

4 mins

Research identifies new pathways involved in the development of Marek’s disease, which can help generate control strategies to reduce virus spread.

4 mins

Two digital initiatives and new longitudinal research project announced as college celebrates 175 years since receiving its royal charter.

4 mins

Reigning amateur rider of the year and practising veterinary surgeon prepares to tackle Badminton Horse Trials.

5 mins

The Norfolk and Suffolk branches of the BVA’s Young Vet Network have both reported a rise in interest during the past 12 months.

3 mins

New grads to have their own international conference as Independent Vetcare’s academy goes from “strength to strength”.

4 mins

This year’s WSAVA Award for Scientific Achievement goes to a vet, educator and researcher in recognition of his global contribution to small animal clinical practice.

3 mins

Demand for procaine hydrochloride, widely used on farm animals, is particularly high in the spring, and supply problems have worried vets enough for them to seek Government assurance.

4 mins

Hands-on practical course enables veterinary surgeons to gain their postgraduate certificate in a 12-month period.

4 mins

Research – carried out by the RVC, AHT and Rossdales Equine Hospital – also showed the groups particularly at risk were native pony breeds and their crosses.

5 mins

Derbyshire group appoints its 100th vet as it continues to expand and buck the corporate buyout model of recent years.

4 mins

Vet Sara Creech and RVN Claire Shepherd are using their holiday leave to volunteer with charity Skiathos Cat Welfare Association.

5 mins

Davies Veterinary Specialists, based in Hertfordshire, becomes one of the few centres in the UK able to offer canine unicompartmental elbow replacement.

4 mins