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  • Horse vets vote against corporatisation

    Horse vets vote against corporatisation


    It seems that horse vets are not keen for their industry to be corporatised given the results of a hotly contested Moral Maze style debate at BEVA Congress last week. Just 28% of voters agreed with the motion Corporatisation is inevitable and will benefit vets and their clients, with 72% disagreeing.

    The corporatisation of veterinary practices is a growing trend; the UKís biggest veterinary group CVS has acquired 32 equine practices over the past two years alone, the latest including
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  • Vet from Vale Vets in Portishead wins trip of a lifetime to Thailand courtesy of Semintra



    Vicky Morton, a veterinary surgeon from Vale Vets Hospital in Portishead, has won a trip of a lifetime for two people to Phuket in Thailand for the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) autumn feline conference, courtesy of Semintra.

    Vicky was automatically entered into the prize draw after viewing three short webinars on feline chronic kidney disease (CKD) on the Boehringer Academy website Ė www.boehringer-academy.co.uk. The online seminars, which are available
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  • Lights, camera, action! The sheep steal the show in XLVets snap

    Lights, camera, action! The sheep steal the show in XLVets snap


    Winning Photo captioned "Leader-sheep"

    Themes of leadership, collaboration, teamwork, people and innovation inspired staff from XLVets member practices to get out and about for the groupís photo competition, with some amusing results.

    Bristol may be the Ďseatí of graffiti artist Banksy, but some competition is emerging in the hip city. Practice members of XLVets took to the hilly streets recently at the groupís AGM to show off their artistic talents for
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  • Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging says trend is towards dual capability in advanced imaging



    Following its exclusive agreement to install and distribute Toshiba CT scanners, veterinary imaging company Hallmarq says it has noticed a step change in how practices are improving their capability in advanced imaging. Increasingly, practices are purchasing both MRI and CT scanners together, with many looking for a one-stop shop for equipment acquisition and support.

    Cost is also not the barrier that it once was but flexible options are key. Some clinics are now opting
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  • Ceva sponsors APBC canine behaviour essentials for veterinary practices CPD meeting


    Claire Hargrave

    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of ADAPTIL, is sponsoring the APBC (Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors) one-day CPD meeting on ĎBehaviour essentials for veterinary practices: effective strategies to support your canine clients throughout their lifetimes, from pups to pensionersí.

    Taking place on Wednesday 25 October at the Holiday Inn in Coventry, the informative meeting will focus on dogs and will cover the most important aspects of behaviour
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  • Finalists announced for the 2017 Virbac Equine SQP of the Year

    Finalists announced for the 2017 Virbac Equine SQP of the Year


    L-R Kristy Hodgson, Elizabeth Collier, Liz Newman, Jessica Murphy

    Virbac are delighted to announce the four finalists for the Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year.

    Kirsty Hodgson is Director of Operations at Westgate Laboratories and is responsible for the day to day running of the lab and office. As the Director of Operations, Kristy is on the frontline of training and overseeing the in-house team of SQPís and the laboratory.

    Elizabeth Collier...
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  • New Director for CVS Farm Appointed

    New Director for CVS Farm Appointed



    CVS has appointed Mr James Kennedy as the Director of its Farm Division, CVS Farm. In this role, he will be responsible for continuing its rapid growth and for building the companyís reputation in the farm veterinary sector. He reports to the Director of CVSí Practice Division, Mrs Karyn MacKenzie.

    James Kennedy qualified from Glasgow University in 2002 before joining Rosemullion Veterinary Practice, a mixed practice in Falmouth, Cornwall. He became a Director of Rosemullion
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  • Zoetis feeds need for Equine SQP online learning

    Zoetis feeds need for Equine SQP online learning



    Zoetis Inc. today announced that more than 1200 SQP Equine Worming Online continuing professional development (CPD) courses have been completed since they were launched in February and May 2017.

    The three equine worming CPD courses, written by Dr Wendy Talbot, RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine, are aimed at qualified SQPs. They cover basic worming, autumn and winter worming and spring and summer worming. Each course is interactive and is rounded
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  • New Independent Veterinary Practice, Adur Valley Vets, opens in Lancing, Sussex

    New Independent Veterinary Practice, Adur Valley Vets, opens in Lancing, Sussex



    New Veterinary Practice, Adur Valley Vets, invite you to their Grand Opening on Saturday 7th October.

    Adur Valley Vets is a dedicated small animal practice treating cats, dogs, rabbits and other small mammals offering full surgical suite, separate wards for cats and dogs, digital X-ray, and dental facilities with dental X-ray. To help create a stress free environment for its patients, the waiting room has specially designated cat and dog areas.

    The new facility
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  • Horse vets hope to expand equine reproductive research

    Horse vets hope to expand equine reproductive research


    Artificial light in stables or barns is commonly used to further advance the breeding season in mares. This mare is wearing an individual light mask, which enables her to remain outside, potentially improving welfare and reducing management costs.

    While there have been significant advances in equine reproduction techniques over the past 15 years there has been a shortage of research on reproductive problems in broodmares. The UK veterinary industry hopes to address this deficit...
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