PHI Direct Brings “Fluff-Free” Pet Insurance Direct To Canada’s Dogs & Cats

When you adopt a dog, you know part of responsible pet parenting is taking your pup to the veterinarian for yearly checkups. You also understand minor illnesses and injuries can happen too. But nobody wants to think about a medical disaster. No one wants to believe something major can devastate their family, but sadly, the … Read more

New £ 1.4m vet practice set to open doors

Doors are set to open on a £ 1.4 million veterinary practice in repurposed office premises in Leeds. Beechwood Veterinary Group is finalizing the logistical operation to move some team members from two sites and final pieces of kit into the new site at Temple House, Seacroft, Leeds ahead of its opening on 23 May. … Read more

VNAM 2022 – showing the world how special VNs are

For the past decade, the month of May has seen the VN profession come together to really show off what being a vet nurse is all about. Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) was launched in 2005 by the BVNA as a national VN Day and, since 2012, the campaign has taken place throughout the month … Read more

Cat’s glucose levels successfully monitored using Bluetooth technology

A pet cat is now in diabetic remission after her glucose levels were successfully tracked by a glucose monitor fitted by veterinary specialists at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies’ Hospital for Small Animals. Shadow, a 10-year-old black domestic short-hair cat, developed diabetes due to her severe pancreatitis. After treatment by the hospital’s internal … Read more

New treatment for corneal ulcers in cats and dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

TVM has launched Stromease a ready-to-use, anti-collagenase eye drop, indicated for the supportive treatment of corneal ulcers in dogs and cats. Corneal ulceration is a condition that affects up to 0.8% of dogs in the UK. It can have a number of causes such as trauma, foreign bodies or underlying ocular pathology such as tear … Read more

Welfare fears at plans to restrict drug used for chronic pain

Vets fear proposals to restrict a key treatment used for chronic pain in dogs and cats to humans only could hit animal welfare. While myriad licensed vet analgesic medications are available and prescribed, human antiviral amantadine is also used by vets because no licensed product is available for the treatment of central sensitization – a … Read more

Poignant fund-raiser to help terminally ill RVN fulfil bucket list

Staff at Paragon Veterinary Referrals are rallying around to care for one of their own, with a fund-raiser for their terminally ill vet nurse colleague. The team at the animal hospital in Wakefield is determined to help “incredible RVN” Laura Turnbull – who has been battling terminal cancer for several years – tick as many … Read more

Chanelle Pharma expands its opioid family

Chanelle Pharma has introduced a 5ml bottle size of its Insistor 10mg / ml solution for injection for dogs and cats. The new bottle expands on the company 360 ° opioid family and sits alongside the existing 10ml bottle. Insistor contains the active ingredient methadone hydrochloride and is licensed for use as an analgesic, in … Read more

Animal hospital completes its first balloon dilation on cat

A referral practice has performed its first balloon dilation procedure on a young cat beset by a rare condition. Rupert was referred to Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield with a five-month history of upper respiratory tract noises, and had been unresponsive to several medications. He was prone to intermittent spells of open-mouth breathing and occasional … Read more

When avoiding anesthesia becomes a welfare issue

Let’s start with a clinical situation. You are presented with an aged cat that has recently gone off its food. On examination, the cat has oral pain. You auscultate a heart murmur, which from your notes has not been detected before. When you start to quiz the owner about the cat’s respiratory rate, he says … Read more