Survey launches to establish ongoing UK impacts of Schmallenberg virus

A new survey is now open allowing vet students on lambing placements to identify the prevalence of deformed lambs – an indicator of the presence of Schmallenberg virus (SBV). As the UK experiences a phase of heightened SBV risk, the survey has been launched by Ruminant Health and Welfare (RH&W) with the support of a … Read more

Boost for two Royal Dick teams

Two teams at The University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have been given a boost. Zohra Khan, a lecturer in veterinary neurology, has become a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), while Amy Miele has started a residency at the behavioral clinic at Royal Dick’s hospital for small animals. … Read more

Petplan crowns 2022 award winners

The winners of the 2022 Petplan Veterinary Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony on Thursday 24 March – its first in-person ceremony since the start of the pandemic coronavirus in 2020. Now celebrating its 23rd year, the awards – dubbed the “Oscars of the veterinary world” – were held at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in … Read more

Can Raw Dog Food Really Cause Nerve Damage?

Raw meats are known to carry harmful pathogens. We’re familiar with the requirements to keep a clean kitchen after handling raw meat. All surfaces in contact with raw meat must be disinfected and cleaned with warm, soapy water, because these pathogens commonly cause gut upsets in both people and pets. Recently, however, some veterinary researchers have begun to speculate about a link between nerve damage and feeding raw diets.

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Students honored with behavior awards

Two vet students with a passion for veterinary behavior issues have been honored by the British Veterinary Behavior Association (BVBA). In a ceremony that took place during the BVBA study day ahead of the BSAVA Congress, Andrea Ang, a student at The University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, won the BVBA Veterinary … Read more

Kent vet group becomes first to scoop gold from Investors in Customers – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Kent-based Pennard Vets has become the first in the country to be awarded gold accreditation from Investor in Customers (IIC). IIC is an independent customer experience agency which conducts assessments, develops insights and awards annual accreditations to businesses. For its accreditations, IIC uses feedback from customers, employees and the management team to assess the customer … Read more

sponsored Vet Times Extra: management of canine OA

Hannah Capon and Gwen Covey-Crump analyze the importance of not only achieving compliance, but also adherence and concordance (plus what those terms actually mean!). They also discuss new approaches and products that can positively impact the success of a canine OA care plan, including the first and only weekly oral NSAID, Daxocox®. Hannah Capon, MA, … Read more

Lanarkshire vet reprimanded by Disciplinary Committee for unlawfully obtaining funds for bee-keeping business – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Claudia Elena Surdila has been warned and reprimanded by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee following a conviction in Romania of unlawfully obtaining funds from the EU for a bee-keeping enterprise. The Disciplinary Committee heard that the offence took place in 2013, when Dr Surdila was not a registered veterinary surgeon. However she pleaded guilty to the … Read more

New CPD partnership to share latest evidence-based knowledge with vet nurses – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Improve International has announced a partnership with the University of Cambridge to share its specialists’ evidence-based knowledge with veterinary nurses. The new Improve Veterinary Academy Series is comprised of five month-long semesters, each of which will focus on a different clinical topic. Each semester will consist of videoed lectures, discussion forums, journal clubs, as well … Read more