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Help us find our 2017 Animal Action Award winners
It’s time to start working on one of our favourite events of the year…as we open up nominations for our 2017 Animal Action Awards! Every year at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Lords, IFAW honours the achievements of outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to animal welfare.
The event is hosted in the company of Lords, Ladies, MPs, celebrities and other VIP guests as well as animal loving friends and colleagues. IFAW UK staff involved in the awards...
International Cat Care campaigns for better pain relief after neutering
International Cat Care’s veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine, recently ran a campaign aimed at vets to remind them that cats need pain relief after neutering. Cats are often their own worst enemies when it comes to pain because they hide it so successfully and giving treatment to manage pain can be overlooked. Several scientific papers have highlighted that cats receive less pain relief than dogs and that much more can be done when considering the welfare and...
Pet Subjects – Animal Tales from the Telegraph's resident vet by Pete Wedderburn
For ten years, Pete Wedderburn has been writing the Telegraph's monthly column on pets. He answers readers' questions on a wide range of pet ailments and behavioural issues drawing upon 25 years' veterinary experience - along with an evident enthusiasm for animals of all kinds. International Cat Care has known Pete for many years – and he regularly directs cat owners to our website for additional advice.
As ICC, We were delighted to read and review this new collection of stories...
New website to support the veterinary profession launched
Vetsnet is a website designed to meet the increasing need for engagement and support within the veterinary profession as a whole. The profession is changing rapidly, and vets in practice often struggle to keep up with the pace of change. There is also increasing focus on mental health issues within the profession, with a rapid growth in the help and support available.
www.vetsnet.net summarises news and views relating to issues facing the profession, and encourages members to...
Vetsure Achieves Two Expert Top Star Ratings
Pet Insurer Achieves Multiple Top Endorsements
Third party endorsement is rapidly emerging as one of the most powerful forces for anyone marketing a product or service. Having already received top ratings on third party review sites like Review Centre (http://www.reviewcentre.com/Pet-Insu...011296#Summary) Vetsure are delighted to announce they have achieved two renowned certifications by Defaqto and Money Facts.
Infection control charity reveals its BSAVA Congress prize draw winners
The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) is delighted to announce the two winners of its prize draw, held during the charity’s appearance at BSAVA Congress in Birmingham earlier this month.
Up for grabs were a top of the range stethoscope and a bulk supply of antiseptic spray.
The winners were:
· Aimee Richardson, an RVN at Hollybank Veterinary Centre in Cheshire – who wins a Littmann stethoscope worth £75, kindly donated to BMF by Ceva Animal Health
One-Day Courses from Improve Cover Emerging Areas of Veterinary Medicine
Following a successful launch in 2016, veterinary CPD provider Improve International has extended its range of one-day courses in emerging areas of veterinary medicine. The courses are aimed at practitioners dealing with species other than companion animals. They include:
Emergency Care of Alpacas (13 July, Sheffield)
This course covers the management of dystocia and other problems in the peri-parturient female and neonate, resuscitation, common congenital problems,...
Research by the Royal Veterinary College identifies how certain cancer cells resist chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in your body. New research has identified how certain cancer cells resist chemotherapy by creating a protection mechanism. This discovery will now allow scientists to work on how to target these cancer cells for more effective and tailored treatment for patients.
The study, which has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Cell Reports, focussed on ATPase inhibitory factor 1...
BVA announces new Board Chairman
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pleased to announce Philip Lowndes MRCVS as its new Board Chairman.
A graduate from Bristol University Veterinary School, Philip spent seven years in mixed practice in Sussex, Kent and Suffolk before embarking on a career in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. Since then he has held national and international commercial roles including CEO of UK business and leading Global Marketing of a major international animal health pharmaceuticals...
Virbac helps practices to promote National Microchipping Month 2017 with exclusive competitions!
Virbac is excited to support National Microchipping Month this June.NMM is the chance for practices to promote all the benefits of microchipping to their clients, beyond the legal requirement in place for dogs.Virbac wants to help practices focus on other pets, particularly cats who can roam significant distances from the home, and Virbac have once again provided an eye-catching support pack for practices to use both in the waiting room but also online.This year, to help focus on cats...
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