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  • 250th Practice Joins Medivet Partnership

    250th Practice Joins Medivet Partnership


    The Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital, a nine-vet small animal clinic close to Derby, has become the
    250th practice to join the Medivet Partnership. Established more than 100 years ago, Alfreton Park
    Veterinary Hospital is based in a purpose-built clinic and offers a comprehensive range of veterinary
    services. An RCVS accredited hospital, it is also one of only four International Society of Feline
    Medicine (ISFM) recognised Cat Friendly Practices in Derbyshire....
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  • Reducing risk with personalised pet medicine

    Reducing risk with personalised pet medicine


    Specials manufacturer, Nova Laboratories warned vets about the risks associated with splitting or crushing cytotoxic medication and explaining how personalised pet medicine can help, during VET Festival.

    Karen Cole, Group Sales and Marketing Manager at Nova, says: “There is a necessity for Specials when it comes to administrating cytotoxic medicines, for two key reasons:

    “Firstly, dosing depends on the size of the animal and splitting or crushing medication at a...
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  • Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and Ceva form strategic alliance to counter global threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases


    From left to right : Prof. Ludo Hellebrekers, Director Wageningen Bioveterinary Research Dr. Marc Prikazsky, CEO, Ceva Santé Animale and Prof. Martin Scholten, Managing Director of the Animal Sciences Group

    Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) and Ceva Santé Animale (Ceva) announced a new collaboration to develop veterinary vaccines for the control of (re)emerging infectious animal diseases, such as Rift Valley fever and Influenza. With an estimated 75% of emerging human...
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  • £250 win for Blue Cross in Agria’s prize draw

    £250 win for Blue Cross in Agria’s prize draw



    Agria’s Rehoming and Charity team had another great year at the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) Conference, with the key themes for 2018 being welfare, cats and management.

    Throughout the two days of the conference, the specialist team was on-hand to discuss Agria’s extensive work with rehoming organisations across the UK – including their provision of 5 Weeks Free policies to rehomed animals of any age.

    As well as finding out all about Agria’s work
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  • YuCALM Cat aims to improve feline wellbeing for the better

    YuCALM Cat aims to improve feline wellbeing for the better



    Following on from the launch of YuCALM Dog in September 2016, Lintbells is launching YuCALM Cat, which is available to order from veterinary wholesalers. The premium, natural calming supplement is suitable for short term stressors – such as travel or veterinary visits – and for longer term behavioural support.

    There’s increasing awareness of the need to address all aspects of a pet’s wellbeing and in April 2018 the government updated its Code of Practice for the welfare
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  • Charities welcome agreement with OIE, the global body for animal welfare

    Charities welcome agreement with OIE, the global body for animal welfare


    Pictured: A working horse in Nicaragua

    The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) is pleased to announce the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW in Paris last week. This agreement will further advance this close working partnership to help improve animal welfare globally through the effective implementation of OIE animal welfare standards and guidelines.

    As members
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  • Support Grows for WSAVA Campaign to Secure Global Access to Veterinary Therapeutics



    The World Veterinary Association (WVA), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Federation of Companion Animal Francophone Veterinary Associations (FAFVAC) have all thrown their weight behind a campaign led by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) to secure equal access to veterinary therapeutics for veterinarians around the world. Ten WSAVA member associations have also endorsed it.

    The WSAVA’s new Therapeutics Guidelines Group (TGG),
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  • BEVA Congress introduces crèche facilities

    BEVA Congress introduces crèche facilities



    For the first time BEVA Congress will be providing crèche facilities for working Mums and Dads needing childcare for their children. It makes Europe’s biggest equine veterinary conference even more accessible to every horse vet.

    The theme at this year’s Congress is helping horse vets celebrate the many benefits and pleasures of their job and the provision of a crèche is one of the ways organisers hope they will help to keep delegates smiling.

    Jon Pycock, President
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  • Last chance to register for ROYAL CANIN’s next webinar: ‘Weight Management: A Distinctly Feline View’


    ROYAL CANIN will soon be discussing the challenges of weight management for felines and how best to manage the weight loss journey in a new webinar solely focused on cats. Now open for registration, the webinar will be held on Wednesday 13th June at 8pm.

    Hosted by the esteemed RCVS Specialist in Feline Medicine, Samantha Taylor (BvetMed, CertSAM,DipWCVIM,MRCVS), the webinar will explore the ongoing hurdle of ‘getting feline patients seen’.

    Commenting on the upcoming
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  • UK Based Graduate Support Community Extends And Opens to Global Membership


    Following the successful launch of the VetX Graduate Community pilot scheme in the UK, the VetX Academy are pleased to announce the program has been opened now for global enrollment.

    Aimed at veterinary surgeons in the first five years of their career, VetX offers monthly veterinary non-clinical skills training, online mentoring, and a peer support network of young vets from around the world. The major benefit is that community members learn the foundation life skills upon which
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