Foaling mares in the sticks – no big deal?

I have never worked in an area where breeding mares are numerous. However, I would like to share my experience over a period of more than 50 years in mixed practice with call-outs to 363 foalings. Call-outs Potentially, a call to a mare foaling is the most urgent call you will receive in primary care … Read more

Big 6: Engaging employees

For the third article in the Big 6 series, we invited a panel of industry experts to debate some of the key dynamics around employee engagement. This episode features former RCVS president and IVC chief medical officer Amanda Boag, Vets4Pets people director Gordon Dunn, VMG senior vice president Rich Casey, business consultant Alan Robinson, SPVS … Read more

Because I’m woof it! How dog grooming became big business | Dogs

‘I‘m not going to get any dog ​​in a headlock. These are beings that are alive. “I’m not running a torture chamber.” Stuart Simons, 48, is a dog groomer and co-founder of Tails of St Leonards, which, at mid-morning on a Friday, is extremely busy but surprisingly quiet. That’s because the Afghan hound they call … Read more

Big issues up for debate at BVA Live

Interactive pop-up discussions and debate sessions on the profession’s key talking points will debut at BVA Live in June. Flexible working, sustainability, canine fertility clinics and feline welfare will be among the topics likely covered in the two-day event at the NEC Birmingham on 23 to 24 June 2022. Open to all members of the … Read more

Annual bird count in UK gardens raises hopes for greenfinch | RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Greenfinch populations, which were previously in steep decline in the UK, are showing the first signs of recovery, according to the latest annual RSPB big garden birdwatch results. The citizen science survey gives a good idea of ​​how bird populations are faring in Britain. This year almost 700,000 people took part, counting more than 11 … Read more