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CQ launches the ‘Veterinary Nursing Educator of the Year Awards’
Recognising the hard work and dedication of staff who support students studying for veterinary nursing qualifications.
CQ are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Central Qualifications’ ‘Veterinary Nursing Educator of the Year Awards’ 2017.
These awards have been established in order to recognise the hard work and commitment of all who support students studying for veterinary nursing qualifications. The Awards are open to anyone involved in...
Do you need to take your Facebook page to the next level?
Facebook Focus - Susie Samuel, Vet Help Direct
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When it comes to attracting new clients and bonding with existing ones, a practice’s Facebook page is as important as their website. It is the human face of your practice where you can exchange photographs and tips and keep your followers up to date with practice...
Making a point on throwing sticks for dogs
Three in four vets have seen dogs injured by stick-throwing in the last year, according to the latest figures from BVA's Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey.
On Channel 4’s coverage of Crufts this evening (10 March), vet Nick Blayney and vet nurse Nimisha Patel highlighted the issue, dispelling the notion and urging dog owners across the UK to use safe alternatives instead.
Dog injuries from sticks can range from cuts and scrapes in a dog’s mouth to infections...
Brachycephalic health concerns: BVA letter to The Times
In their coverage of Crufts 2017, The Times (paywall access) highlighted what they say is known as “bad nose day” due to the number of Pugs, French and English bulldogs that are shown at the NEC arena in Birmingham during the toy and utility dog groups.
The Times article emphasised that the dog show’s competitors were under scrutiny after campaigners’ warnings of the breathing problems associated with the flat-nosed breeds.
Responding, British Veterinary Association...
Healthy Equine Practice? Get The Evidence!
An evidence-based benchmarking tool designed to help optimise business efficiency and identify opportunities for growth has just had its own makeover via a comprehensive new website, says Louise Radford MRCVS of the service creator, Merial Animal Health.
“The importance of using evidence-based medicine in clinical practice is well understood. Working with John Goulding BVMS MRCVS, group veterinary advisor at Independent Vetcare, who has a long history of helping practices...
College publishes Brexit Principles
We have published our three ‘Brexit Principles’ which constitute a framework for navigating the risks posed to the veterinary industry by the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, while maximising the opportunities it offers.
The Principles were formally adopted by RCVS Council at its meeting on Thursday 2 March 2017, and will now serve to guide our relationship with the Government during the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.
The Principles were drawn up over a...
FECAVA open nominations for the new Didier-Noel Carlotti award
FECAVA has opened nominations for the new Didier-Carlotti award which recognises outstanding service in the fields of inter-professional communication and/or continuing education for companion animal veterinarians in Europe.
BSAVA members have until 21st June 2017 to submit a 200 word nomination on a companion animal veterinarian, outlining why the nominee would be a worthy recipient of the award. Once judging by the awards committee is complete, the winner will be notified a...
Equine Flu Awareness Month to Help Boost Client Compliance
The organisers of the UK’s second Equine Flu Awareness Month (EFAM) to be held in April say the initiative is aimed at further educating horse owners and improving herd protection against this highly contagious disease.
Louise Radford MRCVS of organisers Merial Animal Health says that following last year’s EFAM, also in April, it was important to learn more about how horse owners seek and receive information about the wider aspects of preventative healthcare, and in particular...
World Veterinary Association and Ceva Santé Animale announce the creation of the Global Animal Welfare Awards 2017
Animal Welfare is a core mandate of the veterinary community generally and of veterinarians individually. Veterinarians must be engaged, knowledgeable, and prepared to use their skills and expertise in Animal Welfare to assist and support animal caregivers, industry, policy makers and the public to ensure best practices are in place that promote good animal welfare.
As a result, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) is delighted to announce the creation of the Global Animal...
Agria are Rated 5 STARS on Trustpilot!
Customer experience is really important to us, and we are always striving to improve upon customer feedback. This is why we have introduced Trustpilot to allow our customers to engage with us by reviewing the experience they’ve had, and so far it’s been excellent!
Danni Parsons-Moore, Head of Contact Centre, explains what Trustpilot means to her and her team. “Trustpilot has allowed us to really listen to our customers’ feedback and to proactively improve the experience...
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