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  • New Cat Friendly Clinic website is launched

    New Cat Friendly Clinic website is launched



    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is delighted to announce the launch of a new website for its increasingly popular Cat Friendly Clinic programme. The new website – catfriendlyclinic.org – provides an easy to navigate hub for both owners wanting to find a Cat Friendly Clinic and veterinary professionals wanting to learn more about becoming cat friendly.

    For cat owners, there is an easily searchable ‘find a clinic’ page, information on what being a Cat
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  • Lisa Taylor of Farr and Pursey Veterinary Practice is the Virbac Equine SQP of the Year 2017


    Lisa Taylor is presented with her award by Katie Jerram and Fraser Hodgson

    The prestigious title of Virbac Equine SQP of the Year has been awarded to Lisa Taylor of Farr and Pursey Equine Veterinary Services in Aldbury, Hertfordshire.

    Lisa works closely with the vets at Farr and Pursey to help with the day to day running of the practice. With a mobile weigh bridge at her disposal, Lisa provides advice on weight for both worming and nutritional requirements. Being
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  • Davies oncologist embarks on study to trains dogs to detect canine bladder cancer


    Image credit: Emma Jeffery

    An Oncology Specialist at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire has embarked on a study to determine if dogs can be trained to detect canine transitional cell carcinoma in the odour of urine.

    Isabelle Desmas-Bazelle, who is one of three Oncology Specialists at Davies, is currently working on a project to find an affordable, rapid and non-invasive diagnostic test for canine urinary transitional cell carcinoma by training
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  • North Somerset’s homeless dogs receive lasting parasite protection

    North Somerset’s homeless dogs receive lasting parasite protection



    Bayer Animal Health have teamed up with Beaconsfield vets in Weston-super-Mare to support a local homeless initiative, providing free Seresto® collars to dogs and their owners living on the streets.

    On Friday 6th October, the ‘Somewhere to Go’ charity for homeless people, supported by North Somerset Council, hosted a health and wellbeing day for local people in need of complimentary care. Bringing a number of different local organisations together, the event provided,
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  • Help shape the future of pet insurance with Agria at London Vet Show

    Help shape the future of pet insurance with Agria at London Vet Show



    Agria wants your input into how best to shape the future of pet insurance, and invites veterinary professionals to complete a short questionnaire on the Agria stand (P30) at London Vet Show 2017.

    Designed to gain a deeper insight into the vet/client relationship, Agria will be using data collected in the survey to develop solutions that increase client loyalty, reduce levels of bad debt and minimise owners’ worries about veterinary costs. Overall, the objective is for
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  • Remarkable Rabbit Anaesthesia Roadshow hosted by Jurox

    Remarkable Rabbit Anaesthesia Roadshow hosted by Jurox


    Jenna Richardson

    Rabbit ownership is increasing, with an estimated 1.5 million pet rabbits in the UK and 2% of UK households owning a rabbit1, 2. This rise in the number of pet rabbits has led to an increased demand for rabbit healthcare and veterinary treatments.

    With this in mind, Jurox (UK) Limited, manufacturer of Alfaxan®, the popular anaesthetic for cats and dogs, is hosting a series of evening CPD meetings to promote best practice rabbit anaesthesia within
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  • BSAVA supports World Mental Health Day

    BSAVA supports World Mental Health Day



    The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) says World Mental Health Day is the perfect time to celebrate the strength of the veterinary community in tackling mental wellbeing issues.

    BSAVA president John Chitty says veterinary professionals must take a balanced and holistic view of their lives and develop strong teams at local, regional, national and even international level, to build resilience in dealing with stress and dispelling the stigma about mental
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  • BSAVA launches rolling ‘stepped’ CPD programme

    BSAVA launches rolling ‘stepped’ CPD programme



    Vets and vet nurses can now build individual CPD programmes to match every stage of their career and expertise, thanks to the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).

    For the first time, a rolling schedule of three proficiency ‘steps’ will be introduced to allow veterinary professionals to choose the most appropriate level and interest area of CPD training.

    Alongside the clinical training, there are opportunities to develop a wider range of skills,
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  • 'Direwolves' star at Cromlyn House Charity Fun Day

    'Direwolves' star at Cromlyn House Charity Fun Day



    Pictured: Summer and Greywind with Will and Cačl and Cromlyn House Head Nurse Beverly Smith.

    Game of Thrones ‘Direwolves’, Summer and Greywind, were the star attractions at fundraising Open Day at Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland, on Saturday 23 September. The dogs arrived with their handlers Will and Cačl Mulhall, who live locally, and posed for photos during the day in return for donations to local charities - Animal Connexions and...
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  • Vets must ‘dare to speak out’

    Vets must ‘dare to speak out’


    Left to right, panel chair Monique Megens, panellist Ĺke Hedhammar, panellist Peter Sandře, DSAVA President Anne Sorensen, WSAVA President Walt Ingwersen, and panellists Wolfgang Dohne, Gudrun Ravetz, Kristin Wear Prestrud and Laurent Findji.
    Image credit: Simon Callaghan Photography Ltd.


    Urgent action on brachycephalic dogs called for during panel discussion at FECAVA/WSAVA/DSAVA Congress in Copenhagen

    The rise in the popularity of so-called brachycephalic...
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