March 2020

A month at the vets, including two weeks in an intensive care unit and round-the-clock treatment by eight different vet teams, sees spaniel Morgan fully recover from “most severe” case of tetanus they have seen.

5 mins

Vet training in the country is poor, with surgeries such as spaying and neutering not being taught, and gas anaesthesia unavailable to animals.

5 mins

Around 850 delegates, including vets, vet nurses and practice managers, are expected to attend critical care event featuring lecture streams for people at every stage of their veterinary careers.

3 mins

The accurate replica of a young grey seal weighs 30kg, has 3cm of blubber and contains a 3D-printed skeleton.

5 mins

WSAVA advisory document confirms no evidence exists that pets or other domestic animals can be infected with 2019 n-CoV or that they may be a source of infection to people.

4 mins

February 2020

“It is fantastic to see that this year’s results demonstrate a significant increase in CPD compliance rates after a number of years in decline for vets and a largely static rate for veterinary nurses” - RCVS director of education Linda Prescott-Clements.

5 mins

Applications to study the degree, which will be delivered predominantly via distance learning, will start in September 2020 or January 2021.

4 mins

A veterinary nurse from Nottinghamshire is in the running for a prestigious industry award thanks to her willingness to go the extra mile.

4 mins

Final-year masters student is asking vet nurses and student vet nurses to complete a survey investigating VN and vet relationships.

1 mins

Some 35 officials of vet and vet nursing governing bodies sign an open letter to colleagues urging them to stop vicious, personal online attacks on them.

8 mins

Course is aimed at vets and VNs who wish to build their confidence and take the lead in finding the condition in cats in their practice.

2 mins

Fearless charity runners do it their own way after planned London 10km run is cancelled by Storm Ciara.

5 mins

Veterinary nurses can take advantage of course discount during the month by using a special online code.

2 mins

English bull terrier Peppa was stolen from a garden in Cardiff in December 2019 and is still missing, despite having a microchip.

4 mins

Names confirmed for 2020 RCVS council elections, with a record 13 veterinary nurses putting themselves forward for VN council.

7 mins

VNs and veterinary students looking for an exciting opportunity and adventure may find it on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape.

4 mins

Top Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority award goes to “passionate” head nurse Emma Penn, of Middlewich Veterinary Surgery in Cheshire.

3 mins

Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020 will see individuals and organisations recognised across 10 categories for their dedication and hard work in animal health and welfare.

8 mins

January 2020

Eliza Horn, undergraduate student from Anglia Ruskin and The University Centre of West Anglia, is undertaking study of VN provision and opinion in management of canine brachycephalic patients.

2 mins

Abandoned dog found with 10cm overgrown nails and urine-soaked matted fur taken to the RSPCA's Somerset Brent Knoll Animal Centre by member of the public.

2 mins