Big thumbs up for SVN’s sign language skills

A student nurse at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service played a vital role in a major operation to cure a dog’s lameness. Emma Paul, who is training at the West Midlands-based, Linnaeus-owned small animal hospital, was not directly involved in the surgery to repair a damaged cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in a cocker spaniel, … Read more

Vets must share the blame for the rise of fertility clinics

The veterinary profession must “take responsibility” for the part it has played in the huge rise in the number of canine fertility clinics across the UK. According to former BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, years of negative messaging about brachycephalic dogs, coupled with a degree of “snobbery”, has forced many breeders to turn their backs … Read more

Sustainability course for farm vets to launch

A training course on sustainability aimed at farm vets and paraprofessionals is being rolled out next week. Vet Sustain and VetSalus are teaming up to offer the online learning course “A veterinary approach to sustainable food and farming”. The course has been designed as a self-paced, 10-module program that is expected to take between four … 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

Tackling Salmonella hidden in dairy herds

The practice where the author works offers free quarterly bulk milk antibody screening to all of its dairy clients for Salmonella groups B and D, among other diseases. This is a useful tool to help understand herd’s disease status, often prompting further investigation. As a practice, it wanted to proactively monitor the disease status of … Read more

Vets Now announces ECC Congress line-up

Vets Now has opened bookings today (17 June) for the emergency and critical care (ECC) congress, back as an in-person event after two years online. Søren Boysen from the University of Calgary and Sophie Adamantos from Paragon Referrals in Wakefield will be among the high-profile speakers, while Victoria Gosling, chief executive of GB Snowsport, will … Read more

Purina webinar to help you direct clients to credible information sources – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Purina Institute is holding a one-hour webinar about helping clients identify credible sources of information that address their questions and concerns about petfoods on 14th July at 6pm BST. Aimed at all members of the veterinary team across Europe, the webinar is moderated by veterinary nutrition expert Dottie Laflamme. The webinar, which will also … Read more

Diagnose or not?

The news of Twitter’s sale to Elon Musk has me hoping that all the good stuff on Twitter can remain, and the bad stuff will go… we will see. But recently there was a lovely twitter chat involving @LucyRTyne and @ Binky_2301 and more about how to feel if a client uses social media to … Read more