‘Herbalist’ loses 10th straight restoration bid

A vet struck off almost 30 years ago has failed in his tenth successive bid to be restored to the RCVS register. Warwick John Seymour-Hamilton was first removed from the register in 1994 when an inspection of his Kent-based veterinary practice found that, among other causes for concern, the Controlled Drugs Register was not properly … Read more

UTI antibiotic use study seeks own case contributions

Primary care vets in the UK are being asked for help with a study into the use of antibiotics for treating canine urinary tract infections (UTIs). The study is aiming to find the optimal length of antibiotic treatment for UTIs to avoid unnecessary use and help to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Stop on Sunday … Read more

Big thumbs up for SVN’s sign language skills

A student nurse at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service played a vital role in a major operation to cure a dog’s lameness. Emma Paul, who is training at the West Midlands-based, Linnaeus-owned small animal hospital, was not directly involved in the surgery to repair a damaged cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in a cocker spaniel, … Read more

Pet Blood Bank UK responds to disturbing Spanish blood bank news

Pet Blood Bank UK has issued a statement in response to news that a man in Spain has been exposed for draining the blood of more than 500 cats and dogs, and selling it to veterinary practices. Luis Miguel VF has been dubbed the “Spanish dog vampire” after Civil Guard officials revealed at least 500 … Read more

Independent vet practice buys 8 surgeries from corporate – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

In a reversal of the now long-established pattern, The Pet Vet, a family-owned independent practice, has bought eight surgeries from CVS. ‘The Vet’ branded surgeries were registered to Quality Pet Care Ltd which was initially acquired by CVS Group plc in August 2021. The acquisition makes The Pet Vet not only the largest independent family-owned … Read more

What Does ‘OV’ Mean on a Vets’ Website, and is it Important?

Home » All Posts » New Pet » What Does ‘OV’ Mean on a Vets’ Website, and is it Important?

Just like people in the human medical profession, vets aren’t just simply ‘vets’. There’s a big variation in qualifications, experience, interests and specialties. One of these that you might see listed on a vets’ website is an ‘OV’. What is an OV? What do they do? Are they important for you as a pet owner?

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Weir today, gone tomorrow: work starts to free Cumbrian river | Rivers

Nearly 150 years after it was built for a paper mill, work has begun to demolish a 3-meter-high weir in Cumbria as part of nationwide efforts to improve biodiversity by allowing fish and invertebrates to move more freely along the UK’s rivers. Bowston weir lies across the River Kent, an internationally important site of special … Read more

Two women killed in shark attacks in Egypt’s Red Sea Egypt

Two women have been killed in shark attacks in Egypt’s Red Sea, south of the city of Hurghada, the Egyptian environment ministry has said. Two sources told Reuters that the body of a Romanian tourist in her late forties was discovered hours after an attack that left a 68-year-old Austrian woman dead. Both attacks happened … Read more