Aberystwyth University announces veterinary nursing degree for 2024

Veterinary nurses will be able to study at Aberystwyth University from 2024, with the first cohort expected to begin its studies in September. RVN Emma Anscombe-Skirrow – who has more than 10 years’ experience in education, and has been working with the RCVS in accrediting both graduate and postgraduate qualifications – has been appointed senior … Read more

CVS announces new Scottish practice deal

A Scottish veterinary practice has become the latest to join the CVS Group. The company, which owns more than 470 sites across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, has announced the acquisition of the Market Cross Veterinary Clinic in Dalkeith, near Edinburgh. Established in 2003, the practice is run by husband and wife head veterinary … Read more

BVA announces Young Vet of the Year award shortlist

The BVA has announced the finalists for the 2022 Young Vet of the Year Award. Alison Brough, Kirsty French and Hannah Hunt have been shortlisted from more than 100 entries for the prize, which is supported by Zoetis. The winner of the award, which celebrates the work and innovation of vets in the early stages … Read more

Vetlife announces second vet nurse for board

A former BVNA president and chairperson of VN Futures has become the second vet nurse to join Vetlife’s board of trustees, it has announced. Jo Oakden has been co-opted to fill a vacant seat on the board. She joins 11 other Vetlife trustees, including fellow RVN Robyn Lowe, who was elected as the first VN … Read more

Welfare warning as Government announces energy support review plan

The Government must act to prevent an “emerging crisis” of animal welfare and industry sustainability linked to current economic problems, BVA president Malcolm Morley has warned. His plea came after the new chancellor Jeremy Hunt signaled a major scaling back of support for domestic energy costs, with no firm plans for business help either. Help … Read more

Australia announces plan to halt extinction crisis and save 110 species | Conservation

The government’s plan to halt the extinction crisis will begin with the targeting of 110 priority species, including many of Australia’s best-known native animals. Independent scientists have compiled a collection of threatened animals and plants, as well as 20 “priority places” such as Kangaroo Island and Kakadu. It is hoped that by boosting the prospects … Read more

FSA announces contract review following merger deal

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced plans for a contract review following the merger of Eville and Jones (E&J) and the Vorenta Group. But officials have stressed they will not have concerns about the deal itself and say the assessment will also consider the FSA’s own plans to employ OVs itself. The companies announced … Read more

Pet Food Brand Announces Salmonella Contamination In Private Email

Fresh dog food delivery services are growing in popularity because they can cater specifically to your furry friend’s needs. Yet, like all pet food brands, they can have recalls now and then. Spot & Tango recalled four batches of food on September 6th, 2022, after testing positive for Salmonella bacteria. They only announced the recall … Read more