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  • Downland Vets recently opened their 13th branch in Selsey, West Sussex.

    Downland Vets recently opened their 13th branch in Selsey, West Sussex.



    Downland Vets’ new branch in Selsey opened for business on October 22nd. It is their 13th branch and boasts the following facilities:
    · 2 consult rooms
    · Separate kennels and a cattery
    · A prep and theatre room
    · Digital x-ray
    · A large car park

    Located on Chichester Road, Selsey, the branch will also host Nurse Clinics and everybody’s favourite… puppy parties!
    ‘It’s a really exciting time for us,’ says Group Veterinary Adviser Ben Trimmer,...
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  • Special Award for Medivet Student Veterinary Nurse

    Special Award for Medivet Student Veterinary Nurse

    Miss Helen Page, a student veterinary nurse working for Medivet in South Essex, has received a special award for overcoming her multiple learning disabilities to study for the Registered Veterinary Nurse qualification. The annual Tom Moulton Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment was presented to her by Ms Cathy Cottridge from the Southend Soroptomists, sponsor of the award, at a dinner on Saturday 17 November at Westcliff Highschool for Boys in Essex.

    27-year old Helen,...
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  • Older pets not forgotten this Christmas and New Year with Agria’s Age Amnesty


    Do you have clients with older, uninsured cats, dogs or rabbits? From 1st December 2018 to 31st January 2019, Agria Pet Insurance is making lifetime pet insurance available to pets of any age. That’s for all dogs, cats and rabbits, giving owners the reassurance they need that their pet can be cared for, whatever old age brings.

    This time of year remains as popular as ever for buying pets, despite popular campaigns which continue to explain that pet ownership is for life. Age...
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  • The Webinar Vet announces the winners of its fourth annual awards.

    The Webinar Vet announces the winners of its fourth annual awards.


    The Webinar Vet presented the winners of this year’s Veterinary Trust Awards at the London Vet Show on Thursday 15th November. Now in its fourth year, in collaboration with Vet Dynamics, the awards are given to companies, charities and individuals which have made a positive impact in the veterinary world. The winners are chosen through a public vote of veterinarian professionals. The winners were as follows:

    Pet Insurance Company – PetPlan

    Animal Charity – PDSA...
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  • Battersea urges people not to overlook older dogs

    Battersea urges people not to overlook older dogs


    A nine-year-old Mongrel named Daisy has been at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for nearly 100 days, but so far no one has come forward to give her a cosy and warm home this winter.

    Daisy’s owners got her from Battersea eight years ago as a young dog, before bringing her back to the charity earlier this year after a change in circumstances made it difficult to keep a large dog like her.

    Steve Craddock, Centre Manager at Battersea said:

    “When Daisy was
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  • VMA Annual Awards: Advertising Campaign Award

    VMA Annual Awards: Advertising Campaign Award


    The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) flagship Annual Awards take place on 15th March 2019 at the 5-star Royal Lancaster London hotel. As the premier veterinary marketing event of the year, the Awards provide a great opportunity for marketing professionals to showcase their skill and professionalism in marketing their products and services, says VMA Awards chair, Claire Edmunds.

    “There are 18 awards spanning all aspects of veterinary marketing, including the Young...
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  • OnsiorTM (6 mg tablets) receives new indication to treat pain and inflammation in cats with chronic musculoskeletal disease


    Elanco is delighted to announce Onsior (6 mg tablets) has been licensed for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with chronic musculoskeletal disorders in cats.

    The new indication is in addition to its existing license for acute pain and inflammation.

    Vets now have another option when choosing the most suitable and effective treatment for cats with chronic musculoskeletal pain and can have confidence in the robust safety profile of Onsior 6 mg tablets
    ...
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  • International equine welfare veterinarian Alex Atock publishes memoir of pathfinding organizational change to benefit “My Friend the Horse”


    “My Friend, The Horse”, a new autobiography of international veterinarian Alex Atock, MRCVS, details 35 years of landmark equine health and welfare developments, such as:
    ● Changes in international equestrian sports while the author was head of the Veterinary Department of the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), particularly related to inspection and medication of horses;
    ● Insight into equine care education in developing world while responsible for
    ...
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  • Sick of gasping for breath - airway surgery could be considered for GI problems - WSAVA article



    Everyone knows that brachycephalic dogs have a lot of health problems. Professor Nick Jeffery, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Small Animal Practice, our Official Scientific Journal, highlights a paper that suggests some of these may be linked...

    Many brachycephalic dogs have difficulties with breathing, but many also show frequent vomiting or regurgitation, or both. In this month’s JSAP, Dr Kaye and colleagues show evidence that airway and GI problems may be linked,
    ...
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  • Grapiprant a breakthrough for osteoarthritic dogs?

    Grapiprant a breakthrough for osteoarthritic dogs?


    Grapiprant is a new class of drug for treating ‘pain associated with mild to moderate osteoarthritis in dogs’. A balanced appraisal of this new drug is now available from Veterinary Prescriber in the form of a succinct online learning module. Anyone who does the module will:·
    • Understand the pharmacology of grapiprant.
    • Know the clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of grapiprant.
    • Be aware of what is known about how grapiprant compares with NSAIDs.
    • Understand what is meant by
    ...
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