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  • The Best Pet Insurance Provider of The Year

    The Best Pet Insurance Provider of The Year



    Agria Pet Insurance has won Best Pet Insurance Provider in the Moneynet Awards 2018.

    Led by chair, Andrew Hagger, Moneynet’s judging panel recognised the best providers and products from the past twelve months at the eighth annual Moneynet Personal Finance Awards.

    Judges commented on Agria’s ‘impressive choice of cover options to suit all pockets – Lifetime cover with £12,500 and £6,500 veterinary fees and optional benefits to add if required.’ Agria is one
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  • A new year, and new records at another successful SPVS and VMG Congress

    A new year, and new records at another successful SPVS and VMG Congress


    Pictured: Benjamin Mee

    Delegates were offered the most extensive programme yet at the SPVS and VMG Congress 2018, held at Celtic Manor, Newport from 25 – 27 January 2018. Over 500 delegates and a record-breaking 80 exhibiting companies attended the two days of lectures which covered everything from why we need great vets as leaders to attracting new graduates, from team cohesion and resilience in the workplace to how to approach GDPR.

    Congress was opened by Benjamin
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  • Study reveals high starch diet can affect PPID diagnosis

    Study reveals high starch diet can affect PPID diagnosis



    New research, conducted in collaboration with SPILLERS®, has shown that the equine diet, and more specifically, a starch rich food, can influence adrenocorticotropin hormone or ‘ACTH’. This could potentially lead to an incorrect disease diagnosis in some horses when ACTH is used to test for Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID). The threshold values for diagnosis of the disease currently vary dependent on the season, but these new findings suggest that diet should also be c...
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  • BEVA launches Don’t Break Your Vet campaign

    BEVA launches Don’t Break Your Vet campaign


    Equine vet Malcolm Morley with Gemma Pearson

    Equine vets have one of the highest injury risk of all civilian professions. To help address this serious issue the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a campaign to encourage horse owners to help reduce the risks that vets sometimes face. Don’t Break Your Vet comprises a series of short videos, featuring vet and equine behaviourist Gemma Pearson, providing quick and simple ways of teaching horses to be quiet,...
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  • ROYAL CANIN Weight Management Congress opens to Vet Nurses

    ROYAL CANIN Weight Management Congress opens to Vet Nurses


    Pictured: Suzanne Cottriall

    ROYAL CANIN®’s highly anticipated Weight Management Congress is set to commence on 21st February. The two-day interactive event, led by ROYAL CANIN®’s weight management specialists, has announced a new expert speaker.

    Adding to the already packed schedule of key opinion leaders, Suzanne Cottriall BA, BSc, MSc Vet Physio, MCSP, Cat, ACPAT is a lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Liverpool, and she will be running Mobility
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    Last edited by Jo Kitson; 05-02-2018, 12:24 PM.

  • SPVS Leadership Academy

    SPVS Leadership Academy



    SPVS launches programme to bridge the business skills gap

    Outgoing SPVS President Brian Faulkner announced the development of the SPVS Leadership Academy in his opening address at the SPVS/VMG Congress at Celtic Manor, Newport last week.

    The Leadership Academy was piloted last year as a 2-day event covering a variety of leadership and management topics.
    The new iteration of the Leadership Academy will be run over two modules of two days, beginning on
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  • SPVS and VMG 2018 CPD Programme

    SPVS and VMG 2018 CPD Programme



    SPVS and VMG CPD launch a new season of non-clinical CPD with courses for every member of the practice team.


    SPVS-VMG are proud to present their 2018 regional CPD programme, sponsored by Bayer and Royal Canin with media sponsor, VBJ.

    As a New Year gift to members and our loyal attendees, SPVS and VMG are offering 10% off any places booked before the end of February 2018. This is over and above the usual group and loyalty discount. For full details visit
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  • New research shows veterinary teams lack self-belief, negatively impacting wellbeing


    Mark Bateman, Engage CEO

    With the increasing focus on wellbeing, recent research by Engage Coach International demonstrates psychological mindset is key to how those in veterinary practice experience stress. Developing mindset has positive benefits related to wellbeing, retention and practice profitability.

    Engage analysed 12 practices (518 employees) who were winners or Highly Commended in the 2016 SPVS Wellbeing Award, run in partnership with RCVS Mind Matters
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  • New Guidelines offer fresh perspective on management protocols for Equine Glandular Gastric Disease


    Haemorrhagic EGGD lesions

    New evidence-based guidelines on the management of equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD) are a giving fresh perspective on this complex condition and have underlined its distinct differences from “gastric ulcers”. The guidelines, which were published this month in the new equine veterinary journal UK Vet: Equine, could help improve management of the condition in practice https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi...ve.2018.2.S1.3
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  • Blazing the trail for cats - International Cat Care turns 60

    Blazing the trail for cats - International Cat Care turns 60


    Joan Judd (left) who founded the charity, pictured with today’s Chief Executive, Claire Bessant

    2018 marks the 60-year anniversary of International Cat Care, previously known as the Feline Advisory Bureau, a charity working towards a vision that all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.

    International Cat Care now is also known for its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine, its Journal of Feline
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