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  • Davies Pledges Support for StreetVet

    Davies Pledges Support for StreetVet


    Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has pledged its support for StreetVet, an award-winning vet practice giving free care to the homeless and their dogs. The private small animal veterinary referral practice based in Higham Gobion, Hertfordshire, is sponsoring StreetVet for 12 months and will also be providing practical veterinary support.

    StreetVet was set up in 2016, inspired by the bond between a homeless man and his dog. It now operates in London, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham,
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  • Sri Lankan Veterinarian is First Recipient of WSAVA Award for Companion Animal Welfare


    Dr Nalinika Obeyesekere, a veterinarian from Sri Lanka, is the first recipient of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s new Award for Companion Animal Welfare. The Award, developed by the WSAVA’s Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC), recognizes individual veterinarians who have made a significant contribution to animal welfare and inspired others to play their part in advancing welfare globally.

    Dr Obeyesekere graduated with a BSc in Wildlife Biology and Management
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  • VMD relaxes restrictions on flunixin in response to vet pressure

    VMD relaxes restrictions on flunixin in response to vet pressure


    BEVA has welcomed the news that the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has relaxed its recently imposed restrictions on the sale of the essential equine pain killer, flunixin by allowing the release of stock from manufacturers. This action will, in the short term, restore access to this medicine for use in non-food producing horses. Jon Pycock, BEVA President noted: “It remains a concern to BEVA that this mechanism was not put in place before the suspension of flunixin was...
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  • Ceva Animal Health takes on distribution of FILAVAC

    Ceva Animal Health takes on distribution of FILAVAC


    Ceva Animal Health has taken on the exclusive distribution of FILAVACâ, the market leading RHDV 1 and 2 (rabbit haemorrhagic disease) vaccine.

    The product of choice for the majority of veterinary practices with over 92% market share1, FILAVAC is fully licensed for use in rabbits within the UK and provides 12 months duration of immunity ensuring it easily fits into annual vaccination and healthcare plans. It can be administered from 10 weeks of age with a seven-day...
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  • Visit the Virbac trade stand to claim your #dontbreakyourvet video book

    Visit the Virbac trade stand to claim your #dontbreakyourvet video book


    The Virbac equine team will be attending the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held from 12th to 15th September at the ICC, Birmingham.

    This year, Virbac have joined forces with BEVA to promote equine vet safety through the hugely successful “Don’t break your vet” campaign. Visitors to the Virbac stand can claim their free video book containing the popular “Don’t break your vet” videos that were streamed on social media earlier this year. The hard back books provide
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  • Communications course has the power to transform veterinary professionals


    Jeff Perlis, speaker at Longview CPD Confident Communications course

    A new communications course provided by Longview CPD Ltd. is scheduled for October in Wiltshire and uses ‘super-learning’ techniques to make a difference not just to how people communicate, but how they feel. The two day course, hosted by Longview co-founders, Samantha Lindley and Kay Watson-Bray, and presented by internationally acclaimed speaker, Jeff Perlis, aims to help people across all job roles, but particularly
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  • Vets applaud new method for equine performance assessment

    Vets applaud new method for equine performance assessment


    A new method for equine performance assessment has been tested on vets. Conducted by Dr Sue Dyson, Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, the study assessed how accurately vets may be able to use an ethogram1, developed by Dr. Dyson, to assess pain in ridden horses. The participating vets collectively commended the value of the ethogram, which defines 24 ridden behaviours that may reflect pain and lameness. The study was...
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  • Royal Canin healthy weight competition extends dates for entries

    Royal Canin healthy weight competition extends dates for entries



    With the much-anticipated return of ROYAL CANIN’s Healthy Weight Competition, Vet Nurses are encouraged to continue entering candidates.

    ROYAL CANIN has announced that competitors have until 30th September to submit their entries.


    The competition, which aims to encourage and promote a healthy body shape and lifestyle for cats and dogs, has seen positive results. Past success stories have celebrated pets’ throughout their weight loss journey; whether just...
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  • WSAVA Endorses FVE/FECAVA Position Paper on Healthy Breeding

    WSAVA Endorses FVE/FECAVA Position Paper on Healthy Breeding


    Global companion animal veterinary association warns of the health and welfare risks of extreme breeding

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is the latest veterinary association to highlight concerns about the impact of extreme breeding in dogs by supporting a Position Paper launched in June 2018 by the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA).

    The FVE/FECAVA Position
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  • Is the end of summer the time for peak separation anxiety?

    Is the end of summer the time for peak separation anxiety?


    The end of the summer holidays isn’t the happiest time for many people and pets can also be miserable about it too. But it’s not disappointment that the holidays are over that affects pets – many suffer from being left alone for longer during the day after an idyllic summer with all the family close at hand.

    Premium natural supplements company Lintbells says there’s often an increased need for its pet calming supplements in September as children return to school and family routines
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