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  • Blazing the trail for cats - International Cat Care turns 60

    Blazing the trail for cats - International Cat Care turns 60


    Joan Judd (left) who founded the charity, pictured with today’s Chief Executive, Claire Bessant

    2018 marks the 60-year anniversary of International Cat Care, previously known as the Feline Advisory Bureau, a charity working towards a vision that all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding.

    International Cat Care now is also known for its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine, its Journal of Feline
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  • Ceva launches ADAPTIL® Junior for puppies

    Ceva launches ADAPTIL® Junior for puppies



    Recent research by Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of ADAPTIL®, has revealed that over 60% of dog owners purchase their dogs as puppies, with half of those questioned getting their dogs before they are three months old1.

    With this in mind, Ceva Animal Health has launched ADAPTIL® Junior, to help puppies learn and adapt to their new home. ADAPTIL Junior is an easy to use, adjustable collar that helps comfort newly adopted puppies and facilitates their education during
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  • Chief Executive Officer Appointed to lead WSAVA’

    Chief Executive Officer Appointed to lead WSAVA’


    Pictured: Arpita Bhose

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), which represents more than 200,000 veterinarians worldwide through 105 member associations, has appointed its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In her new role, Ms Arpita Bhose, currently WSAVA Association Manager, will work with the WSAVA’s leadership team to advance its work to enhance the health and welfare of companion animals worldwide. She will also work with WSAVA President Elect Dr Shane...
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  • Shortlist Announced for National Equine Forum Award

    Shortlist Announced for National Equine Forum Award


    Dr Andrew Waller receiving the Sir Colin Spedding Award from HRH The Princess Royal, on behalf of the Animal Health Trust in 2014

    The National Equine Forum (NEF) has announced the shortlist for its prestigious Sir Colin Spedding Award 2018. The Sir Colin Spedding Award is presented annually to an exceptional equestrian individual or organisation whose outstanding qualities have not been formally acknowledged previously. Two commendable nominees have been selected this year: Farrier...
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  • Vet Wellbeing Award winners 2017 announced, with entries up by 50 percent

    Vet Wellbeing Award winners 2017 announced, with entries up by 50 percent

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    Four winners of the 2017 Vet Wellbeing Awards were announced at the SPVS/VMG Congress at Celtic Manor last week.

    The Vet Wellbeing Awards, now entering their third year, are run by SPVS and the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative and were created to recognise those practices who understand the importance of motivating and engaging their teams and who can demonstrate their commitment to being a better place to work.

    Winners of the Vet Wellbeing Awards 2017
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  • Fitzpatrick Referrals expands Oncology with appointment of Dr Iain Grant

    Fitzpatrick Referrals expands Oncology with appointment of Dr Iain Grant


    Dr Iain Grant has joined Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue in Guildford, Surrey as Lead Clinician in Medical Oncology

    Iain qualified from the University of Bristol in 1990 and since then has worked in New Zealand, Sydney and California where, in 2004, he began his residency training in Medical Oncology at the University of California. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the subspeciality of Oncology at Ohio State University...
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  • Specialist Panel Introduced at VetsNorth 2018: 20-21 June 2018, AJ Bell Stadium, Eccles, Manchester



    Delegates to this year’s VetsNorth congress will be encouraged to ask for advice on difficult cases during a Specialist Panel session to be held during the two-day conference. The Specialist Panel is a new feature at VetsNorth with panellists including Dr David Williams, MA VetMB PhD Cert V Ophthalmology Cert WEL FRCVS and Dr Pip Boydell, BVetMed Cert V Ophthalmology MRCVS.

    VetsNorth takes place on 20-21 June in Manchester, offering convenient access for veterinary professionals
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  • Final call for hero pet nominations for charity medal

    Final call for hero pet nominations for charity medal

    Romeo, last years winner.

    There are only two weeks left to nominate your hero pets for the Blue Cross Medal 2018. Animal lovers are being encouraged to nominate inspirational pets who could be the next medal-winner before nominations close on 4 February.

    In previous years the award has been aimed at working pets including guide and police dogs, therapy pets and pets who have saved lives in dramatic ways. But this year Blue Cross is opening the medal up to more nominees
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  • Highcroft Veterinary Referrals Achieves RWAF Gold Rabbit Friendly Status

    Highcroft Veterinary Referrals Achieves RWAF Gold Rabbit Friendly Status


    L-R: Laura Warren, Sonya Miles, Jemma Hildrew, Kati Heddington, Elisabetta Mancinelli, Jess Randall-Willsher and Gemma Compton-Holloway

    The Exotic Species department of Highcroft Veterinary Referrals has been awarded Gold Rabbit Friendly Status by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF). This prestigious award has been granted to only a small number of practices and requires the achievement of high standards of care and a detailed understanding of the species.
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  • New Year, New Identity! The VPMA becomes the VMG

    New Year, New Identity! The VPMA becomes the VMG



    The Veterinary Practice Management Association (VPMA) has changed its trading name to the Veterinary Management Group, or VMG. The new identity includes a logo incorporating the strapline, Learn, Share, Grow, to highlight the values at the heart of the organisation. A new website, www.vetmg.com, has been launched, with a private members’ area where resources are available from CPD to protocols. The group’s online reach has been extended to include LinkedIn in addition to Facebook and...
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