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Bayer launches the second free online video in the educational series ‘Canine Ocular Health’ and new display resources for practices
Bayer Animal Health has launched the second educational video in its popular free series ‘Back to Basics’ on canine ophthalmology. Along with this they have also launched a new educational practice display pack based on Dry Eye in dogs.
The second instalment of the Back to Basics videos, hosted by Chris Dixon, veterinary ophthalmologist and director at Veterinary Vision Ophthalmic Referrals; discusses key aspects to consider when examining a patient with an ocular disorder....
Details of the improvement notice issued to Animalcare at the BVNA Congress
This Notice was issued for advertising the non-medicinal product Oticurant with therapeutic claims at the BVNA Congress:
- the product Oticurant was displayed on the stand backdrop and associated with the word ‘Prevent’
- product information available for ‘The Super-Earos’ displayed the wording ‘preventing with Oticurant’
- the advertising backdrop of the stand to be reworded to remove the word ‘Prevents’
- the advertising literature and to be reworded,
VMD Newsletter - October 2016VMD's newsletter including a piece on medicinal by presentation which is interested given the ruling by RCVS this week about claims made on websites
New Directors for CVS
CVS has appointed two new Directors to support the growth of its business. Both Directors are founder directors of the Highcroft Veterinary Group, the Bristol-based referral hospital which joined CVS in October 2015.
Mr Richard Killen, a Regional Director of CVS since Highcroft’s acquisition by the company, has been appointed Director of Clinical Services for CVS. Mr Robert Dawson has been appointed Small Animal Director. They report to Mrs Karyn MacKenzie, Director...
Veterinary client mediation service launches
On 1 October 2016, the Veterinary Client Mediation Service launches, providing an independent mediation service for animal owners and veterinary practices across the UK. The service is a 9 month trial, and allows animal owners and practices to contact the VCMS directly. It is free at the point of use. Mediation is used to help both parties to resolve complaints or concerns that cannot be answered by the practice and their own complaint process. The service is provided by Nockolds Solicitors,...
Big supermarkets allowed to regulate their own food safety just 4 years after the horsemeat scandal
Fears are mounting that the next horse meat scandal is just around the corner, as big supermarkets may soon be allowed to avoid inspections from Government officers.
Under money-saving plans being devised by cash-strapped food safety watchdogs, "trusted" retailers will be given special permission to police themselves.
The move comes after major cuts to the Food Standards Authority's budget meant it could no longer cope.
It is being described...
Statement on tuition fees for 2017/18 from the RVC
Subject to formal parliamentary approval, the statutory maximum cap on the full-time UK/EU undergraduate tuition fee will increase by £250 to £9,250 in the 2017/18 academic year. This change addresses the declining real term value of the £9,000 fee which has been held steady for several years now (i.e. what was worth £9,000 is now estimated to be worth only £8,546). The RVC intends to institute this fee increase for all new and continuing full-time UK/EU undergraduate students in 2017-18....
VN Knowledge | How to nurse and manage cats with flu
Snuffles, wheezes, coughs & sneezes - how to nurse and manage cats with flu
In this latest webinar Alexandra Taylor discusses the numerous pathogens which cause cat flu, focusing on Feline Herpesvirus (FHV) and Feline Calcivirus (FCV), clinical signs, incubation periods, preventing transmission, treatments and supporting owners of cats with the disease.
VN Knowledge is FREE for everyone to sign up!
ALL WEBINARS ARE FREE FOR BVNA MEMBERS! Non-members can access FREE...
Nomination period open for 2017 RCVS and VN Councils elections
We are now accepting nominations from veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who wish to stand as candidates in next year’s RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses Council elections respectively.
The nomination period for both RCVS and VN Councils runs up until 5pm on Tuesday 31 January 2017 and, in order to stand, candidates for either Council will need to submit a nomination form, submit a short biography and personal statement and supply a high resolution digital photo.
Subaru and BVA team up to find the vet with the toughest driving conditions in the UK
Subaru and BVA have teamed up to find the vet with the toughest terrain to cross in the course of doing their job in the UK, and loan them aSubaru Outback for six months.
The competition runs from 20th October – 15th December and the launch coincides with the 2017 BVA In Practice CPD programme. Vets can enter the competition via the BVA community and share in 75 words or less why they have the toughest patch for consideration by our panel of judges.
Whether the challenge...
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