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  • International vet programme success

    International vet programme success


    Edy Patouchas and vet and owner of Vets4Pets Swansea, Liz Blackwell

    A Greek vet has become the first to complete a new International Vet Programme in the UK.

    The programme was launched last year by Vets4Pets and currently has vets of five different nationalities training within the group’s practices.
    Odysseus (Edy) Patouchas is the first vet to complete the programme. He moved to the UK from Italy, after graduating from the University of Bari in 2016.
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  • Please help Timmy Tiptoes: Blue Cross appeals for support to help sick Shetland pony



    National pet charity Blue Cross is appealing for support from horse lovers to help fund a sick Shetland pony’s veterinary treatment. Little Timmy Tiptoes has been gravely ill with strangles and anaemia so the charity has set up a Just Giving page in the hope they can raise money for his ongoing care and the management of their horse centre in the face of a lengthy quarantine procedurehttps://www.justgiving.com/campaigns.../timmy-tiptoes

    Timmy was rescued
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  • Thumper can benefit from a health plan too, says Simplyhealth

    Thumper can benefit from a health plan too, says Simplyhealth


    Photo courtesy of Simplyhealth Professionals: The UK’s leading provider of preventive healthcare packages for cats, dogs, horses and rabbits.

    With Rabbit Awareness Week just around the corner, Simplyhealth Professionals, the UK’s leading provider of preventive health plans for pets, is reminding veterinary professionals that health plans are suitable for rabbits too. Over 1100 veterinary practices currently offer rabbit health plans provided through Simplyhealth, with over 19,000...
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  • Lintbells receives a visit from Fabulous Finn

    Lintbells receives a visit from Fabulous Finn


    The Lintbells Team with 'Fabulous Finn"

    Hitchin-based premium natural supplements company Lintbells received a visit this morning from ‘Fabulous Finn’. Now retired, police dog Finn rose to fame when he saved the life of his handler PC Dave Wardell and was stabbed in the process. Finn’s injuries were so severe he wasn’t expected to survive but he surprised everyone by pulling through. His exploits became the subject of a best-selling book, Fabulous Finn: The Brave Police...
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  • Communication is key to managing vector-borne disease threats in veterinary practice

    In practice communications tools are an essential factor in helping manage vector-borne diseases in veterinary practice, debated an expert panel at the 13th CVBD® World Forum.

    During the two-day forum, held in Windsor UK, low pet owner knowledge and poor adherence to regular preventative treatment for harmful vectors was identified as an important barrier to managing the global vector-borne disease burden.

    With the role of the veterinarian being so important in overcoming...
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  • New Cardiac Courses from Improve International

    New Cardiac Courses from Improve International


    Dr Luca Ferasin

    Veterinary CPD specialist Improve International has introduced two new one-day courses for veterinary surgeons with an interest in cardiac medicine. They will be led by Dr Luca Ferasin DVM PhD Cert VC PGCert (HE) Dip ECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS, a European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology.

    A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias will support delegates in developing an analytical approach to
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  • A Dozen Diabetes Dads do London to Paris Bike ride

    A Dozen Diabetes Dads do London to Paris Bike ride



    Andrew Draper BVMS MRCVS, head Vet at the Nottingham based Oak House Veterinary Centre, is one of the ‘dozen diabetes dads’ taking up the challenge of a cycle ride from London to Paris to raise funds for research aimed at finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

    Andrew is cycling from JDRF head office Islington, London on 24th May and hopes to arrive some 340km and 4 days later in Paris. The first 2 days of the challenge will offer the toughest, cycling of 108km each day,
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  • Simplyhealth Professionals welcomes new Head of Vets Customer Service

    Simplyhealth Professionals welcomes new Head of Vets Customer Service


    Paul Cuglietta - Head of Vets Customer Services

    Simplyhealth Professionals, the UK’s leading provider of preventive health plans for cats, dogs, rabbits and horses, has recruited Paul Cuglietta to be Head of Vets Customer Services. Paul will be looking for ways to both develop the existing customer service function and improve customer experience more generally.

    Despite having been in the new role for just a few short weeks, Paul has already been able to improve
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  • SPVS and VMG are holding a one-day course, Progressing Into Management, in Bristol on 27th June 2018.


    Moving into a management role can be daunting, particularly if you are promoted within your practice and so find yourself managing colleagues. But if you make the transition smoothly, it can be very rewarding both to the practice and to you personally. There are some key things you can learn such as how to give positive feedback, the art of delegation and the importance of consistency. This course, from a business consultant with many years’ experience of working with practices, will describe
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    Starts
    26-06-2018
    Ends
    27-06-2018
    Location
    Bristol
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  • Vetsure celebrate 12th Think Tank event

    Vetsure celebrate 12th Think Tank event


    Graduate Friendly Practices receive award

    Every year Vetsure invite Principals, Practice Managers, Head Nurses and other key decision makers to join them at their regular ‘Think Tank’ events. Vetsure represent a network of veterinary practices who understand that future growth is entirely dependent on collaboration and innovative thinking.

    Doug Alexander, Owner of AlphaPet said: “Think Tank has become a critically important event for me to attend as a practice owner.”
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