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  • New editor for BSAVA’s Companion magazine

    New editor for BSAVA’s Companion magazine



    The BSAVA is delighted to announce that Samantha Taylor has been appointed as the new editor of its magazine, Companion. Sam takes over in April from Simon Tappin, who has edited Companion for the past five years but whose involvement with the CPD content of the magazine goes back even further.

    Companion is the BSAVA’s monthly membership publication and aims to deliver relevant, engaging the informative CPD, at the same time as keeping the BSAVA community informed of BSAVA
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  • Hundreds of veterinary professionals are benefiting from apprenticeships after support from a national vet group.



    Currently, more than 200 Pets at Home Vet Group colleagues are completing apprenticeships, including 182 in Vets4Pets and Companion Care veterinary practices, 17 in the group’s Specialist Referral Centres and 20 at the Support Office in Swindon.

    Among the colleagues benefitting are veterinary nurses, animal care assistants and customer care assistants.

    Jo Fuller, head of learning and development at Vets4Pets, said: “Apprenticeships are a core part of our
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  • Ceva launches student behaviour initiative

    Ceva launches student behaviour initiative



    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the leading behaviour products ADAPTIL„¥ and FELIWAY„¥, has appointed its first ever Student Behaviour Reps at BSAVA Congress.

    The initiative saw Ceva support vet students from Bristol, Nottingham, Dublin and Surrey universities by sponsoring their attendance at the British Veterinary Behaviour Association¡¦s (BVBA) Study Day in the run up to BSAVA Congress, which included dinner with leading veterinary behaviourists. The students also
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  • Take action early for effective fly control for horses advises Zoetis

    Take action early for effective fly control for horses advises Zoetis



    Zoetis Inc. today announced that horse owners should consider taking action early to keep flies under control. “Flies are one of the down sides of warmer weather but if you act early to reduce the numbers breeding in your horse’s environment you can help stop them bothering your horse throughout the entire season,” said Zoetis vet Wendy Talbot.1

    Horses are prone to attack from many species of parasites including house flies, horse flies, black flies, blow flies, bot flies,
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  • Ceva launches feline hypertension initiatives

    Ceva launches feline hypertension initiatives



    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Amodip, will be running Feline Hypertension Month for the second consecutive year in May to raise awareness of hypertension and improve the detection and management of high blood pressure in cats.
    As part of the campaign, veterinary surgeons are being urged to measure their feline patients’ blood pressure from seven years of age and above, as recommended by ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) 1.

    The company
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  • An Exciting Year Ahead for IVC Graduate Academy

    An Exciting Year Ahead for IVC Graduate Academy



    With up to 300 graduates estimated to join the programme this year, our Graduate Academy looks set to double in size! As a token of this phenomenal growth, we will also host our first International Graduate Academy Conference in June.
    Now about to enter its 6th year, the IVC Graduate Academy has grown exponentially since launching. Back in 2014, the programme took on 15 newly qualified vets; this figure had more than quadrupled by 2017, which saw 90 new vets join the academy
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  • New Appointment to Champion Veterinary Nurse Education at Medivet

    New Appointment to Champion Veterinary Nurse Education at Medivet



    Medivet has appointed Ms Sarah Robertson RVN to the new role of Head of Nursing Education to enhance the training and continuing professional development (CPD) of its veterinary nurses throughout their careers.

    Sarah Robertson worked in practice for ten years before joining Moulton College as course manager for its veterinary nurse programme. Latterly, she was course manager for several of the college’s animal management programmes and joined Medivet as a veterinary nursing
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  • Simplyhealth Professionals’ health plan offers mental and physical support for veterinary staff



    This year’s Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13-19th May. With mental health high on the agenda, there’s an opportunity for practices to focus on employee mental and physical wellbeing. Simplyhealth has now launched Optimise Health Plans so that practices can support their staff by providing a range of health and wellbeing benefits to employees. The plans include a free myWellbeing service, which provides 24/7 telephone counselling, as well as online...
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  • National Pet Day - Why rescue is best when getting a new pet

    National Pet Day - Why rescue is best when getting a new pet



    This National Pet Day, Thursday 11 April, leading animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are encouraging would-be pet owners to consider adopting a dog or cat from a rescue centre. There are many benefits to adopting an animal from a rescue, including receiving expert advice and support, reassurance that your new pet has been fully medically and behaviourally assessed before heading home, and best of all, knowing that you are giving an animal a second chance to be loved....
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  • 21st Anniversary Celebrations for Improve International

    21st Anniversary Celebrations for Improve International



    Global veterinary training company Improve International has started celebrations to mark its 21st anniversary. Founded in 1998 by veterinary surgeon Mr David Babington and a group of colleagues, it now has operations in more than 20 countries around the world with plans for further expansion this year.

    Improve is marking the milestone by fundraising for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Its staff will also be volunteering at the Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre,
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