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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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  • VMG and SPVS launch Congress 2019

    VMG and SPVS launch Congress 2019


    Registration is now open for the VMG and SPVS 2019 Congress, returning to Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on 24-26 January 2019, supported by Boehringer and Citation.


    Highlights from the programme include:

    Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE who led the England and Great Britain Hockey Team for 13 years culminating in Gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics
    · Two streams dedicated to recruitment and retention of the whole practice team
    · Susan Room, professional voice
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  • Davies donates cheque to Medical Detection Dogs

    Davies donates cheque to Medical Detection Dogs

    Private referral practice Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has proudly donated a big cheque to the charity Medical Detection Dogs. Enterprising team members at Davies raised £4,450 and the practice topped this sum up to an impressive £7,200, which was presented to Medical Detection Dogs this week. Each year Davies chooses a charity of the year and team members collect as much cash as they can for their chosen charity through numerous fundraising projects. Medical Detection Dogs was...
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  • iCatCare Award for Pet Fencing Solution ProtectaPet

    iCatCare Award for Pet Fencing Solution ProtectaPet


    The ProtectaPet team at the iCatCare Awards (left to right) Simon Davies, Operations Director at ProtectaPet, Eve Davies, Communications Director and Colin Selstrom, Installations Manager

    ProtectaPet ‘catio’ helps StreetCat Bob become SafeCat Bob



    A pet fencing solution, created in 2009 by a couple in response to the loss of their cat in a road traffic accident, has been awarded a Cat Friendly Award by feline charity International Cat Care (iCatCare).
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  • BEVA urges VMD to overturn suspension of flunixin

    BEVA urges VMD to overturn suspension of flunixin


    Photo credit: Redwings Horse Sanctuary

    The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) yesterday suspended the sale of all injectable formulations of the vital painkiller flunixin, without warning or consultation with the veterinary profession. Flunixin is the most commonly used analgesic in horses with colic, undergoing surgery and for other conditions. The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) is calling for the suspension to be overturned in horses not destined for the human...
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  • MSD Animal Health Announces Veterinary Student Research Bursary Winners for 2018


    Pictured: Veterinary Student Joanna Gillingham

    MSD Animal Health has proudly announced the winners of its Veterinary Student Research Bursaries for 2018, a scheme focused on supporting innovation and research in the veterinary industry. Five £1000 research bursaries are awarded to veterinary students of UK veterinary schools for the best research project applications.

    The successful applications were Jessica Seale, researching Cryptosporidiumin UK cattle; Olivia
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