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  • BSAVA gives free library access to vets in developing nations

    BSAVA gives free library access to vets in developing nations


    Vets in developing nations can now access free educational resources from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s online library.

    Vets working and training in countries with limited resources, where conditions are challenging or training is expensive,can now access the BSAVA’s ‘Foundation Collection’, via a partnership with WSAVA, the WSAVA Foundation, and FECAVA.

    More than 70 items of content are available for free, including articles, lectures and book
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  • Feline infectious peritonitis: human antiviral ‘GS-441524’ shows great promise against this devastating infectious disease of cats


    The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit to cats. Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is one of a number of chronic viral infections of cats that resemble those in people, and is estimated to kill up to 1.4% of cats around the world. The infectious agent is a mutant coronavirus (FIPV) that is notoriously difficult to control: the parent enteric coronavirus is present in virtually all catteries and shelters and is shed...
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  • Davies becomes a Mindful Employer

    Davies becomes a Mindful Employer


    Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire has shown its commitment to the recruitment and retention of employees by signing up to the Charter for Employees who are Positive about Mental Health. The multi-specialist veterinary referral hospital also proudly took part in Time To Talk Day last week for which they hosted a series of well-received events. The Charter for Employees who are Positive about Mental Health is a voluntary agreement seeking to support employers in working within the spirit of its positive approach. The Charter is one element of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER initiative ...
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  • Homeless man's charity walk with dog

    Homeless man's charity walk with dog


    A homeless man has walked more than 1,500 miles across the length and breadth of the UK to raise money for a charity very close to his heart.

    Phil Bradshaw started the journey in Southampton on July 18th 2018, walking around the south west, up to Wales, onto the Lake District, into Scotland and then back down the east coast before finishing back in his base in St Albans.

    The decision to take on this mammoth walk came after Phil’s beloved companion, Lucky, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was provided essential surgery and treatment by StreetVet, after Phil found a lump on her but couldn’t afford the operation to have it removed.

    “I was staying in a hostel when I found the lump on Lucky. I was so scared that I wouldn’t be able to save her because I simply didn’t have...
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  • Calling all Vets in the South West: Join Our Referral CPD Study Day

    Calling all Vets in the South West: Join Our Referral CPD Study Day


    When is it time to seekthe help of a specialist? Our study day is free for all vets and focusses on the red flags for referral cases
    Our first ever Referral CPD event will take place on Thursday 7th March from 9:30am – 4:30pm. The event is titled Red Flags in Practice: When to Ask for Help. We’ll focus on just this: knowing the red flags, the symptoms that require immediate referral or the help of a specialist.
    The event is free for all vets in the area, so if you’re a vet living or practising in Bath,...
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  • WSAVA and ACTAsia Partner to Enhance Veterinary Education in China

    WSAVA and ACTAsia Partner to Enhance Veterinary Education in China


    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and ACTAsia, a not-for-profit organization which provides veterinary training in Asia as part of its remit to promote animal welfare, have joined forces in a partnership to support the development of the veterinary profession in China and other Asian countries.
    Under the agreement, ACTAsia becomes an Educational Partner of the WSAVA and will encourage the adoption of standards set out in the WSAVA’s best practice Global Guidelines in the veterinary training programs...
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  • Colin Buchan Wins Dairy Vet of the Year

    Colin Buchan Wins Dairy Vet of the Year


    Colin Buchan, Clinical Director at Avondale Vet Group in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, was presented with the award for Dairy Vet of the Year at this year’s Cream Awards.
    The judges noted his commitment to his profession, his ‘endeavour to get farms to look at presentation and not just fire-fighting as a strategy’ and felt strongly that Colin really cared for his customers, for the animals and for his colleagues at Avondale Vets and beyond.
    ‘I was delighted just to be be nominated for the award,’ says Colin,...
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  • Zoetis UK Statement Following The Equine Flu Outbreak

    Zoetis UK Statement Following The Equine Flu Outbreak


    Following recent news alerting the public to an outbreak of Equine Influenza (flu) steps have been taken by the British Horseracing Association (BHA) to provide guidance on events and how to prevent further risk of the disease. What is clear so far is;
    · The BHA veterinary team has been in contact with more than 50 trainers and veterinary surgeons to allow them to make an informed assessment of the risk of equine influenza spreading and they have shared clear guidance. Please see the link below for more information

    o https://www.b...
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  • Medivet Saving the Rhino’s Client Donation Portal Smashes £400,000 Milestone

    Medivet has thanked its clients for their overwhelming generosity in support of the Wilderness FoundationAfrica's* Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative. Donations made by clients using the Pennies** portal installed in Medivet’s practices not only reached, but exceeded the £400,000 mark, standing at £414,000 by the end of January. This brings the total amount raised by Medivet Saving the Rhino to more than £550,000 since the project’s inception in 2015. The additional monies have been raised through staff and supplier donations and a variety...
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  • Finalists revealed for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019

    Finalists revealed for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019


    Following a record number of nominations for the third consecutive year, Ceva Animal Health has revealed its finalists for the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019.

    The awards celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries, who go beyond the call of duty to better the lives of animals around the world. Nominations were submitted by friends, family, clients and colleagues.

    Spanning eight categories, the shortlist for the 2019 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards is as follows:

    Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award supported by Vet Record · Chris ‘Sid’ Parker, Scarsdale Vet Group · Hannah Capon, Canine Arthritis Management · Alison Thomas, Blue Cros
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