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  • ISFM World Feline Congress awash with feline spirit

    ISFM World Feline Congress awash with feline spirit



    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) welcomed over 600 vets and 350 nurses and technicians to its ISFM World Feline Veterinary Congress in the UK coastal resort of Brighton.

    Over the course of five days from 28th June to 2nd July, The Grand Hotel in Brighton was taken over by ISFM and its feline-friendly veterinary delegates from 31 different countries, including as far afield as Brazil, South Korea and Singapore. Delegates attended over 28 hours of CPD
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  • Severely traumatised ponies now seek owners of their dreams

    Severely traumatised ponies now seek owners of their dreams



    Three ponies who have overcome previous cruel treatment and learnt to trust again, thanks to Blue Cross care, are seeking special new owners.

    Seven-year-old Puffin, 10-year-old Sultana and11-year-old Kestrel were some of the most traumatised ponies Blue Cross has ever taken in to its care. The trio of natives had been so badly affected by cruel treatment that it took a long time for them to gain the trust of the Blue Cross team. Interaction with the group was only possible
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  • Pros and Cons of Corporatisation to be debated at BEVA Congress

    Pros and Cons of Corporatisation to be debated at BEVA Congress



    Renowned for its candid and articulate debates on topical matters, this year BEVA Congress 13-16 September 2017 will be exploring the pros and cons of the growing trend of corporatisation of equine practices. The session will be conducted in Moral Maze style on Friday 15 September with panellists and witnesses arguing for and against the viewpoint corporatisation is inevitable and will benefit vets and their clients.

    CVS, the UK’s biggest veterinary group now owns more
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  • Blue Cross Shetland ponies join celebrations at Guy’s Hospital Cancer Survivors’ Day



    Two Blue Cross Shetland ponies, who are now working as therapy animals, trotted their way into Guy’s Cancer Centre to help celebrate Cancer Survivors’ Day on 25 June 2017. It is an annual event run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

    The ponies are currently on loan from the national pet charity to Equilibrium for Life, an organisation that uses horses and ponies for therapy and equine assisted learning.

    The equines Dame Maggie and Princess Rose,
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  • Lintbells sets the scene for more happy days for pets and practices

    Lintbells sets the scene for more happy days for pets and practices



    Lintbells has announced that following on from great feedback about its YuMEGA Quit That Itch campaign in June, a new campaign will launch in August. YuCALM ‘Happy Dogs, Happy Days’ aims to drive awareness of stress and anxiety in dogs and how vet practices can help. It’s estimated that nearly one in four dogs are stressed by car travel* and as many as 80%** show an undesirable response to strangers. All of these events are common during the summer months as people get out and about...
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  • New Graduate Warning As The Class Of 2017 Enter The Workforce

    New Graduate Warning As The Class Of 2017 Enter The Workforce

    With practices nationally reporting a severe shortage of experienced clinical staff and remaining vacant for as long as 12 months, many practices are now turning to new graduates to fill the gaps. And with the class of 2017 just about the enter the workforce, now is the time to take stock of how you will manage this young talent so it stays within the profession.

    “The relationship between practice and graduate is fragile and needs to be handled with greater care than we’ve seen previously...
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  • Board Announcement for XLVets

    Board Announcement for XLVets



    XLVets has announced the appointment of Hazel Goodwin, Ops Manager for Lambert, Leonard and May in Shropshire, to its Board of Directors.

    Hazel joins the board of 9-strong members, who oversee and provide direction to the XLVets group. The group, made up of 57 independently-owned practices who work collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of veterinary care, was founded in 2005 with an initially farm animal bias. Since then it has grown to include all fields of
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  • New HoofSearch documents give busy equine professionals a one-stop lifeline to newly-published global research



    “Isn’t there a new study on the effect of uneven feet on racehorse performance?” “What’s the latest research on equine canker?” “Didn’t I hear that someone published a new hoof biopsy technique? I went online, but I couldn’t find it…”

    Put away those sticky notes. Stop leafing through that towering stack of unread journals. Go ahead and delete all those out of date content alert emails, too. There’s a new way to stay current on the latest equine research.

    HoofSearch--the
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  • NEED TO REVAMP YOUR INFECTION CONTROL SOPs IN YOUR PRACTICE? BECOME AN INFECTION CONTROL CHAMPION WITH CHARITY CPD COURSE



    Scrub up on your infection control knowledge with the highly successful “Practical Infection Control” course, created by The Bella Moss Foundation and ONCORE Online Learning


    The next three-week online CPD course starts on July 10th, costs £129 and counts for eight hours of formal/assessed CPD

    The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) has once again teamed up with ONCORE Online Learning to run its popular online learning module, devised to help staff beat the superbugs
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  • First Veterinary Nurse Receives City & Guilds Medal for Excellence

    First Veterinary Nurse Receives City & Guilds Medal for Excellence



    A veterinary nurse from Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire has become the first in the country to receive a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence. Miss Emma Turner has worked at the Friarswood Veterinary Centre, part of CVS (UK) Ltd, for five years and successfully completed her training as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015.

    She was nominated for the City & Guilds Medal by Lite Ltd, an organisation delivering specialist training for the animal care sector...
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