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  • Fitzpatrick Referrals welcomes Japanese students to experience UK oncology care for the fourth year running


    On 5th December, Fitzpatrick Referrals once again welcomed a group of veterinary students from Japan during their visit to the UK. The visit marks the fourth year that students from the Renaissance Academy of Pet World, Japan were invited by Professor Nick Bacon at Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue in Guildford.

    A group of veterinary nursing students received a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital with Professor Nick Bacon to learn first-hand
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  • Vet dresses as giant mouse to calm nervous rescue dog

    Vet dresses as giant mouse to calm nervous rescue dog


    In a consultation worthy of a Monty Python sketch a vet at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has dressed up as a giant mouse to calm the nerves of a rescue dog with anxiety problems.


    Rupert, a rescued Dalmatian needed specialist surgery but wasn’t keen on being examined so Mike Farrell, Orthopaedic Specialist at Davies, went the extra mile to make him feel at ease.


    Owner Sonya Schiff from London thought Rupert might be more comfortable with the
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  • Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists recently threw a party to celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary


    SCVS recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary in style, with a party for all of their staff at Key West on the end of Bournemouth pier.

    The celebrations began by watching the sunset – champagne and canapés in hand – before everyone sat down to a three-course dinner, followed by a live band and plenty of dancing.

    Whilst this was a special occasion for everyone at SCVS, some of their long-standing team members also celebrated their 10-year work anniversary!...
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  • Elanco launches online social media tutorials in response to vet demand

    Elanco launches online social media tutorials in response to vet demand


    Elanco has released a video series online to help support vet practices that need help to launch and run their own presence on social media.

    The five-part series, which is hosted on Elanco’s customer portal MyElanco.co.uk, focuses on creating and managing business accounts across the social media platforms, Instagram and Facebook.

    Elanco wanted to help UK vets after practices around the UK revealed the difficulties they were having getting to grips with social media
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  • Can you give the ultimate gift to a rescue horse this Christmas asks Blue Cross?


    National pet charity Blue Cross is calling for help to find retirement homes for rescue horses this Christmas following an influx of older horses and ponies being admitted to their centres. The charity has two dedicated horse rehoming and rehabilitation units, one in Burford and one in Rolleston. Currently the Burford centre has twelve healthy older horses and ponies, who are all longing for the festive gift of a loving retirement home. Older horses can make excellent companions, often being...
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  • Calling all Marketing Talent Working in Animal Health. Could you be the next Young Marketer of the Year?


    Could you or someone you know be the next Young Marketer of the Year? The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) is calling all marketers or their colleagues for nominations for the VMA Young Marketer of The Year Award.

    Anna Thomas, current Young Marketer of the Year shares all you need to know about this Award and why you should enter: “The ‘Young Marketer of the Year’ Award is a prestigious marketing award for young marketers or older professionals new to working in animal
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  • Global Wellness Guru Joins Clinical Experts for VET Festival 2019

    Global Wellness Guru Joins Clinical Experts for VET Festival 2019


    American physical therapist and Master Yoga teacher Lara Heimann will join veterinary experts from around the world on the speaker panel of VET Festival 2019. The two-day event, now in its fifth year, aims to combine inspiring, world-class CPD for the whole practice team with an outdoor ‘festival’ atmosphere.


    Since its inception, the wellbeing of veterinary professionals has been a strong focus of VET Festival and for, 2019, the inclusion of Lara Heimann in the Wellness
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  • Leading vet to receive global accolade at BSAVA Congress

    Leading vet to receive global accolade at BSAVA Congress


    Professor Mike Herrtage will receive the prestigious Bourgelat Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) at its Congress in April 2019, in recognition of making an enormous contribution to the development of the veterinary profession and particularly specialisation in UK and Europe.

    As one of the world’s leading small animal medicine specialists, Professor Herrtage has been a co-author on more than 100 scientific papers covering small animal...
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  • Vets4Pets and Companion Care welcome 100 new colleagues to its vet graduate development programme


    Graduates from seven UK vet schools were joined by graduates from across the world as they embarked on the next stage of their veterinary careers.

    A total of 100 new vet graduates came together for a two-day induction to mark the start of the Vets4Pets and Companion Care 2018 Vet Graduate Development Programme.

    New for this year, the programme offers graduates additional support and mentoring from 22 Joint Venture Partners who will serve as Talent Ambassadors....
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  • Latest knowledge shared to help improve welfare and performance of ridden horses


    The latest work on pain-associated behaviour in ridden horses, from two illuminating studies, was presented by Dr Sue Dyson at the Saddle Research Trust Conference on 8 December 2018. While one paper showed how heavier riders and unsuitable saddles can cause back muscle tension and pain in the horse, another disclosed that the ability to spot initial signs of musculoskeletal pain is now within the grasp of both trained and untrained assessors. Together the studies give the equestrian world
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