Davies scoops VNAM 2022 video competition prize

The Davies team, including head of nursing Lillian Twigg (fourth from right) with some of the RVNs at Davies. The BVNA has announced Davies Veterinary Specialists as the winner of its 2022 Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) video competition. The Hitchin-based small animal referral practice worked with Perspective Studios, a video production company in Bedfordshire, … Read more

RCVS launches new digital learning platform

A new digital learning platform for veterinary professionals has been launched by the RCVS. The RCVS Academy is intended to update practitioners on new developments in the sector, as well as to help maintain professional standards. Key areas Content is currently offered in five main areas: leadership and coaching, working in the UK, ownership and … Read more

Animalcare launches Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Animalcare has launched Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution (Hydrocortisone Aceponate 0.584 mg / ml), a topical spray for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic dermatoses and the alleviation of clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs. Animalcare says hydrocortisone aceponate is a potent, topical anti-inflammatory, proven to quickly relieve itchy and inflamed skin in … Read more

How long do cat vaccines last for?

A big part of veterinary healthcare these days is preventative medicine and the backbone of this is vaccinations. Cats should receive regular vaccinations in order to protect them against deadly diseases, but the regimes have changed over the years. Many owners are confused as to how long vaccinations last for and it is not surprising, with five licensed brands of cat vaccine in the UK covering seven different diseases in varying combinations, each with slightly different recommendations! Here, we’ll aim to clarify the situation so we can understand how the vaccinations work and exactly how long each one can be expected to last for.

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Vet sector’s newest event proves a big hit

BVA Live proved to be a big hit with more than 1,000 veterinary professionals attending the inaugural event in Birmingham. Held from 23 to 24 June at the NEC, the sector’s newest event showcased a wide range of CPD, debates and discussions, as well as a lively exhibition featuring more than 100 companies. Hugely popular … Read more

More work needed to address raw diet questions, says scientist

Further research into the claimed benefits of raw meat diets for dogs is needed, according to one of the scientists behind a new study comparing raw and non-raw regimes. The latest paper by academics from the University of Liverpool reopened the debate about which feeding program is best for pets. The study, published in the … Read more

Trade deals and animal welfare – what’s the problem?

There has been considerable news coverage recently of the trade deals that the UK is starting to roll out following Brexit. And of the changes that these will mean for British consumers and producers. This is exemplified in the trade deal with Australia signed in December. Farmers have expressed varying degrees of concern over the extra-EU production standards – for animal welfare in particular – when compared to the current British ones.

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RAW 2022 shares ‘Room for Rabbits’ message

Organizers of Rabbit Awareness Week (27 June to 1 July) have announced a wealth of initiatives around this year theme “Room for Rabbits”. Room for Rabbits follows research that 38% of vets think rabbits’ environment is the most neglected welfare need, while the PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report 2021 found that half (49%) of all UK … Read more

Vets Now introduces menopause support for staff – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Following the campaigning work of the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, journalist Alice Smellie and others to raise awareness of the menopause, Vets Now has launched Peppy, a new app to support those of its staff who are going through it. Alice and Mariella, who co-authored the book Cracking the Menopause, met with MPs earlier this month … Read more