May 2017

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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Two VNs are putting their best foot forward to raise money and awareness for mental health charity Mind.

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

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Blue Cross has announced it has adopted PDSA’s respected PetWise MOT model across all its hospitals.

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April 2017

Leeds-based Beechwood Veterinary Group is inviting pets to free nail clipping clinics to raise money for a local rescue fund that helps pay for the treatment and care of strays.

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The corporate group has acquired Valley Vets, a four-branch practice with sites across Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys.

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The Veterinary Christian Fellowship is to explore pain management in companion animals via a CPD session at the University of Bristol's vet school in May.

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Vets and VNs can play their part in improving rabbit welfare in clinics by taking part in an online study from the University of Bristol.

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Coco – who suffered entropion since birth – has had her sight fully restored following eye surgery at The Mayhew Animal Home in London.

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One-year-old cocker spaniel Meadow was rushed to a practice in Warwick after her owners realised she had been chewing on the remote control.

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Vet Times’ sister publication VN Times has teamed up with the BVNA to offer one student veterinary nurse a bursary to help fund their qualification.

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Independent Vetcare has launched a vet nurse academy to provide a support network for newly qualified RVNs.

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Vets and VNs from Pride Vets in Derby are heading off to Morocco to help animals in need – and are appealing to their colleagues to help raise extra funds and donate equipment before they go.

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Feeding hay and fresh grass to support dental, digestive and emotional health will be the key theme of this year’s Rabbit Awareness Week.

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Profession members owning golden retrievers or Labrador retrievers are being urged to take part in a study to increase understanding of canine atopic dermatitis.

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Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service is offering veterinary staff the chance to enhance their knowledge on a range of topics via upcoming CPD events.

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TP Congress 2017 has seen more than 100 attendees explore the latest topics and news on VN training.

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