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  • Delaware Veterinary Group wins Ceva’s fireworks waiting room display competition


    Delaware Veterinary Group in Castle Cary has won Ceva Animal Health’s fireworks waiting room display competition for the company’s leading veterinary behaviour products, ADAPTIL® and FELIWAY®.

    The competition sees hundreds of veterinary practices around the country decorating their waiting rooms with fireworks-themed displays, with practices gaining extra recognition if they built a den. It aimed to highlight top tips for pet owners during the fireworks season and...
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  • Get Ready to Shout about your PR!

    Get Ready to Shout about your PR!



    Are you proud of you PR? Have you been responsible for a recent PR campaign that has delivered great results? If yes, then why not shout about it by entering the PR Award at the Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) Annual Awards?

    “The VMA Annual Awards is the premier marketing event of the year and provides a unique platform to showcase and reward the industry’s skill, creativity and professionalism in marketing its products and services,” explains VMA Awards chair,
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  • Elanco and Onsior launch online and in-practice campaign to help ease the discomfort of canine osteoarthritis


    Elanco, the makers of Onsior – the NSAID which gets to work in just 30 minutes – has launched a campaign to help ‘Inspire more movement’ in dogs with osteoarthritis (OA). It has partnered with experts in the field to create a suite of tools that help vets and practices communicate to dog owners so they can relieve the discomfort of canine OA.

    OA is a condition which is estimated to affect one in four dogs[1] but it is often labelled by owners as ‘just old age’. This may lead
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  • Battersea dogs is first ever staffie to be rehomed as a prison search dog


    Earlier this year, in a first for the charity, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home rehomed a one-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier as a working search dog at HMP Six Counties Search Team. Cookie is now training to detect drugs that are prevalent in the prison system and is the first of her breed to hold such an important role in the prison service.

    During her 56 days at the animal rescue centre, staff noticed Cookie had exceptional agility skills and noticed she was extremely good
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  • WSAVA Calls for ‘Health-conscious’ Breeding and Greater Use of Genetic Testing


    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has called on veterinarians and breeders to reduce the suffering caused by hereditary disease in companion animals by adopting a ‘health-conscious’ approach to breeding and by making full use of advances in genetic testing and counselling. In a new Position Paper, it calls on veterinarians and breeders to ensure that criteria used for the selection of breeding animals include the ability to reproduce naturally and exclude anatomical characteristics...
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  • Here comes Santa Paws to Battersea

    Here comes Santa Paws to Battersea


    This December, a very special guest will be paying a visit to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor.

    On Saturday 8 December from 10am till 4pm, Santa Claus will be visiting the Berkshire-based rehoming centre to give dog owners the chance to have a festive photoshoot with their four-legged family members.

    Professional 6”x 9” prints of your dog and Father Christmas will be available to purchase on the day starting from just £12. Or, if owners fancy something
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  • Vet receives award for novel equine PPID treatment

    Vet receives award for novel equine PPID treatment


    Last week BEVA announced that their prestigious 2018 Sam Hignett award has been given for research into a novel treatment for equine Cushing’s disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction.

    The award, made for the best clinical research presentation from equine practice, was presented to David Rendle, for his paper Efficacy of a novel palatable pergolide paste formulation for the treatment of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) in ponies. David is a specialist
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  • Improving communication of scientific evidence would enhance horse health and welfare, concludes survey


    In a recent survey of UK horse owners, carers and yard managers, supported by SPILLERS® in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), three quarters of respondents said they believe that scientific research has positive impact on horse welfare, yet most find the science difficult to understand and act upon.

    The online survey was conducted by Chantil Sinclair a PhD student at the RVC, supervised by Dr Jackie Cardwell, Dr Nicola Menzies-Gow (RVC) and Dr Carrie Roder
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  • Medivet Unveils Plans to Offer Greater Support for Students on EMS Placements


    Medivet has today unveiled a new Extra Mural Studies (EMS) programme for veterinary students.

    The company has created more than 50 ‘EMS Champion Clinics’, each of which has demonstrated a commitment to training and offers the breadth of work to be of most value to EMS placement students. Support for students will be led by a designated ’EMS Champion’ in each Champion Clinic. Acting as a mentor, they will meet with each student at the start of their placement to introduce them
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  • BSAVA invests in future of profession with more student bursaries

    BSAVA invests in future of profession with more student bursaries


    The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has increased its bursary provision for veterinary students to experience Congress free of charge – and there are three weeks left to apply.

    The highly popular Bursary now offers 60 places to UK and Ireland BSAVA student members in their final or penultimate year of study, giving free registration for Congress and a host of other benefits including an accommodation allowance.

    BSAVA student membership is free
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