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  • Rising Risks for Travelling Pets Given Focus at Expert Roundtable

    Rising Risks for Travelling Pets Given Focus at Expert Roundtable



    MSD Animal Health recently hosted a roundtable of experts from across the animal health industry to address the increased risks to travelling pets and the rising concerns of vets and owners. Attended by specialists from around the UK, eight speakers presented on a range of existing and emerging issues including tick populations and disease, Leptospirosis, Leishmania and Rabies.

    More than 280,000 UK pets travelled on the PET Travel Scheme in 2017 yet the meeting drew
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  • Davies offers new surgical procedure for canine elbow dysplasia

    Davies offers new surgical procedure for canine elbow dysplasia



    Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has invested in new surgical equipment to treat severe canine elbow dysplasia. The procedure, Canine Unicompartmental Elbow replacement (CUE), offers a promising alternative for dogs diagnosed with the condition and Davies is one of only a few centres in the UK to provide this surgical option.

    Elbow dysplasia is the commonest cause of chronic front leg lameness in dogs and there is no cure, only treatment options. In severe diffuse
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  • Royal Canin announces partnership with The Colourful Consultation Nurse Roadshows



    Royal Canin has announced a partnership with The Colourful Consultation Nurse Roadshows, a series of CPD events running throughout the year.

    The Colourful Nurse Roadshows provide the opportunity for vet nurses to receive expert training in consulting, bridging the gap into practice management. Providing six hours of CPD, the course will allow for discussion and interaction, with topics ranging from ‘types of nurse consultation and charging for each’ to ‘post-op checks
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  • Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Win an MSD Animal Health Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary



    Student or qualified veterinary nurses wanting to apply for MSD Animal Health’s first Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary have until 10 May 2019 to get in their applications.

    Last year, MSD Animal Health launched its first Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary, supported by the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA), adding to its existing vet surgeon and vet student schemes. One £1000 bursary will be made available to the student or qualified veterinary nurse in the
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  • Vets launch campaign to reduce antibiotic use

    Vets launch campaign to reduce antibiotic use


    To help combat future problems with antimicrobial resistance, a vet group has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics amongst its small animal practices.

    Vets4Pets and Companion Care surgeries across the UK have been provided with a STAR (Stop and Think, are Antibiotics Required?) toolkit to challenge established prescribing behaviours and promote best practice for antibiotic use.

    It has been developed by Vets4Pets’ Clinical Services
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  • BSAVA pledges support for RAW

    BSAVA pledges support for RAW



    The BSAVA has pledged its support for Rabbit Awareness Week 1st – 9th June 2019, which was launched at the BSAVA Congress last week. This year’s campaign ‘Protect and Prevent’ will be highlighting the impact of the spread of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease caused by the virus RVHDV2.

    “ Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease can be easily vaccinated against by the rabbit owner’s local veterinary practice, yet many rabbits remain unvaccinated”, explains BSAVA President Susan
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  • Royal Canin unveil new Urinary range at BSAVA Congress

    Royal Canin unveil new Urinary range at BSAVA Congress



    Following the relaunch of its entire line of veterinary diets into one simplified range; Veterinary Health Nutrition, Royal Canin introduced its first new diet at BSAVA Congress. The ROYAL CANIN URINARY® range was launched to BSAVA delegates from 4-7th April.

    The first product to launch from the new Veterinary Health Nutrition range, the urinary products are available in both wet pouches and dry kibble and have been expertly manufactured to provide tailored nutritional
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  • New Clinical Operations Lead for Medivet

    New Clinical Operations Lead for Medivet



    Medivet has appointed Dr Ciara McCormack as its new Head of Clinical Operations.

    Ciara, who also becomes a member of the Medivet Group Board, will play a key role in supporting the growth of the business and driving clinical excellence across its practice community.

    She will continue to shape the Clinical Operations team and function, supporting practices as they integrate into Medivet’s business and community while overseeing the further investment in and
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  • New President for BSAVA

    New President for BSAVA



    Susan Paterson, RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology, has been appointed President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) for 2019/2020. She takes over the role from Philip Lhermette at the end of BSAVA Congress 4-7 April 2019. Professor Ian Ramsey becomes Vice President.

    Qualifying from Cambridge in 1984 Sue spent some time in mixed practice in Devon before taking her Certificate and then British and European Diplomas in Veterinary
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  • Outstanding individuals receive prestigious BSAVA Awards

    Outstanding individuals receive prestigious BSAVA Awards



    The BSAVA proudly presented a total of 19 awards to outstanding individuals at a special Awards Ceremony at BSAVA Congress on Thursday 4th April. The recipients were all nominated by their colleagues, in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary medicine and surgery. • The Frank Beattie Travel Scholarship: Konstantinos Fontas, a General Practitioner at Companion Care in Peterborough • The Amoroso Award (sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition): C...
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