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  • Veterinary practices urged to participate in Europe’s largest ever feline hypertension study


    Veterinary practices across the UK are being urged to participate in Europe’s largest ever study into blood pressure in cats over seven years old.


    The Mercury Challenge from Ceva Animal Health is aiming to collate data on 10,000 cats across Europe to provide a revolutionary insight into the detection and management of feline hypertension, a frequent and severe condition that is still not routinely checked. Indeed, 82% of vets admitted to not measuring blood pressure
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  • Last Call for Early Bird Rates for WSAVA World Congress 2018

    Last Call for Early Bird Rates for WSAVA World Congress 2018


    Veterinarians around the world are being urged to take advantage of Early Bird registration rates to attend WSAVA World Congress, a unique gathering of more than 2,000 companion animal veterinarians, which takes place this year from 25-28 September in Singapore. The deadline for Early Bird registration is Monday 25 June.

    Highlights of this year’s WSAVA World Congress include:

    · The launch of the WSAVA’s new Global Guidelines for Companion Animal Welfar
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  • VET Festival 2018 delivers on promise to provide new and inspiring paradigm of CPD for veterinary professionals



    On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June, VET Festival, in partnership with Centaur Services, returned for its fourth year delivering ‘Veterinary Education for Tomorrow’ to a record number of over 1700 delegates in attendance across the two days. The two-day outdoor conference held at Loseley Park, Guildford, truly lived up to its name as it provided unparalleled inspiration and education of the highest possible standard.

    Held in a fun, festival environment, VET Festival featured
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  • CQ ceremony held to celebrate veterinary nurses and educators

    CQ ceremony held to celebrate veterinary nurses and educators

    Annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony marks the end of a successful academic year.

    Central Qualifications (CQ) celebrated the achievements of this year’s newly-graduated veterinary nurses, at a special ceremony in London on Saturday (9 June).
    The CQ Graduation and Awards Ceremony, held at Central Hall in Westminster, was attended by 72 of this year's cohort of veterinary nurses.

    Each graduate was presented with a CQ badge and scroll by the award-winning...
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  • Never a better time to sign up to veterinary receptionist accreditation says Simplyhealth Professionals and BVRA


    Simplyhealth Professionals, the UK’s leading provider of preventive health plans for cats, dogs, rabbits and horses, is offering member practices a 10 per cent discount on the cost of membership of the newly founded British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA). The BVRA is also offering a special summer promotion and discounting its newly launched silver award accreditation from £250 to £150, making it a great time for new members to sign up.

    BVRA founders, veterinary surgeon
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  • BVRA and ROYAL CANIN® announce Bristol as final venue for Receptionist Roadshow


    ROYAL CANIN and the newly formed British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) have announced that the final leg of the Receptionist Roadshow will be held in Bristol on 29th November.

    Having started its tour of the country on the 3rd of May in Glasgow the ROYAL CANIN Receptionist Roadshow is designed around four core contact points; first contact, diary entry, arrival & waiting and finish & follow up stages.

    It will then be in Daventry on 13th September,
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  • Kittens on camera: adorable ‘Kittenhood’ winners announced

    Kittens on camera: adorable ‘Kittenhood’ winners announced


    International Cat Care (iCatCare) is delighted to announce the twelve stunning winners of its annual photography competition. Each year iCatCare runs the competition to celebrate fantastic images of felines, the winners of which feature in the charity’s 2019 fundraising calendar.

    This year’s competition was looking for images specifically of kittens. Eve Davies, iCatCare’s Digital Communications Officer who organised the competition said: ‘With the theme of ‘Kittenhood’, we
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  • guavaVet recruitment app helps practices and vet professionals connect with the pick of the crop


    An app which launched just last year, called guavaVet, is opening up new ways to job search and recruit for veterinary professionals and practices. It allows both parties to enter their details and be matched with suitable applicants or positions. This month, the app has been updated so that veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, practice managers and receptionists can all access the app through one portal, making it even easier to use.

    According to research commissioned by
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  • 250th Practice Joins Medivet Partnership

    250th Practice Joins Medivet Partnership


    The Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital, a nine-vet small animal clinic close to Derby, has become the
    250th practice to join the Medivet Partnership. Established more than 100 years ago, Alfreton Park
    Veterinary Hospital is based in a purpose-built clinic and offers a comprehensive range of veterinary
    services. An RCVS accredited hospital, it is also one of only four International Society of Feline
    Medicine (ISFM) recognised Cat Friendly Practices in Derbyshire....
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  • Reducing risk with personalised pet medicine

    Reducing risk with personalised pet medicine


    Specials manufacturer, Nova Laboratories warned vets about the risks associated with splitting or crushing cytotoxic medication and explaining how personalised pet medicine can help, during VET Festival.

    Karen Cole, Group Sales and Marketing Manager at Nova, says: “There is a necessity for Specials when it comes to administrating cytotoxic medicines, for two key reasons:

    “Firstly, dosing depends on the size of the animal and splitting or crushing medication at a...
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