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  • Spvs salary survey 2017

    Spvs salary survey 2017



    SPVS Salary Survey reports change to gender pay gap
    SPVS have published their salary survey results for 2017 via their new platform, drawing responses from 700 veterinary surgeons and 630 veterinary nurses.

    Salaries are calculated by including any additional benefits received such as CPD, professional subscriptions, vehicle and accommodation.

    The proportion of respondents receiving a pension contribution from their employer has increased dramatically,
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  • New study investigates horse owners’ knowledge of laminitis and how it affects horse care decisions



    A new study, supported by SPILLERS®, in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), aims to shed light on UK horse owners’ understanding of laminitis and whether or how this may influence their horse management practices. Ultimately the outcome should help define the most effective ways to convey evidence-based science to horse owners in order to improve equine health and welfare.

    Equine laminitis is a painful, debilitating foot condition, often necessitating
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  • Osteoarthritis must be ‘higher priority’ if vets are to help manage chronic cases

    Leading osteoarthritis (OA) experts are urging vets to place OA treatment further up the list of priorities if they are to help address a common, long-term problem. Speaking at a recent round table discussion in central London, experts from the UK and the US met to discuss how OA can be better managed by vets and how improved client communication is key to successful diagnoses and management of the disease.

    “The main challenges around managing and treating osteoarthritis for vets is


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  • 2017 UK's worst year for Alabama Rot

    2017 UK's worst year for Alabama Rot



    Vets have confirmed that 2017 was officially the UK’s worst year for cases of the deadly dog disease Alabama Rot, after the number of confirmed cases almost doubled compared to 2016.

    Eight new cases from December, and two in January 2018, have just been confirmed by Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, taking the total number of cases in 2017 to 37.

    There have now been 122 cases in the UK since the disease was first detected in 2012.

    The ten
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  • Free Hepatic Encephalopathy webinar hosted by ROYAL CANIN

    Free Hepatic Encephalopathy webinar hosted by ROYAL CANIN



    On Tuesday 20th February at 8.00pm, Cécile Dor DVM MRCVS, University of Nottingham resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine (working from Pride Veterinary Centre) will tackle the topic of Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE), helping us understand how and why the condition occurs as well as sharing her approach to acute management and long-term nutritional strategy.

    Graduating from the Veterinary University of Paris in 2013, Cécile’s experience includes first opinion practice
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  • Magic Touch for VMA Annual Awards!

    Magic Touch for VMA Annual Awards!



    The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) is delighted to announce that, magician, hustler and winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2016, Alexis Conran, is to host its flagship Annual Awards event at the Royal Lancaster London Hotel in March.

    VMA Awards Chair Claire Edmunds is thrilled with the announcement: “Alexis is yet another first for the awards – mixing magic, entertainment and education he will be a truly unique host – be prepared for some surprises!”

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  • Last chance to nominate for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018

    Last chance to nominate for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018




    It’s the last chance to nominate individuals or teams for the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018, which celebrate the achievements of welfare heroes from the farming, veterinary and charity industries.

    The awards are held to celebrate outstanding vets, vet nurses, animal welfare professionals and animal welfare teams which have dedicated their careers to the health and welfare of animals. They are now in their ninth consecutive year and are due to be bigger
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  • Virtual Congress One Week Away

    Virtual Congress One Week Away



    The Webinar Vet’s Virtual Congress begins on 19th January. Price rises on Monday 15th

    The Webinar Vet’s 6th Virtual Congress will take place on 19th, 20th and 21st January. There are discounts for BVA members, dedicated webinars for nurses and practice managers, and a specialised farm and equine steam. Ticket prices rise on Monday 15th January.

    Now in its 6th year, Virtual Congress is rapidly becoming the event for online veterinary education, being attended
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  • Insurance times awards winner!

    Insurance times awards winner!



    The Insurance Times Awards took place on January 7th at the InterContinental London. Hosted by Kevin Bridges, and enjoyed by over 1100 guests, the highly established black tie event was not to be missed – especially when you are a finalist twice over!

    With Vetsure's in-house claims team having just celebrated their first birthday and the new e-claims system launched in April 2017. We were up for ‘Insurer Claims Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Insurer Innovation of the Year’....
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  • Rescued slumdog stallion transformed into glorious gelding

    Rescued slumdog stallion transformed into glorious gelding



    A neglected stallion who struggled to walk after being left alone in a filthy stable for 19 months with little food and water has learnt how to trust humans again, thanks to Blue Cross.

    Stew was rescued from appalling conditions by the RSPCA before arriving at our Burford rehoming centre last October, where he has spent nearly three months recovering from his ordeal. As well as being starving and mentally traumatised, the five-year-old native pony stallion was in pain
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