What is a vet expert?

Well, it’s been almost 18 months since I sat down to write anything, so I thought it was about time to take a moment to reflect on the past few years of my emergency and critical care (ECC) residency. Unfortunately, I ruptured some ligaments in my ankle last week and some forced bed rest has … Read more

Students take center stage at Vets Now 2022

The Vets Now ECC Congress came back with a bang, with almost 1,000 attendees attending the two-day event (3 to 4 November). After being held online for the past two years due to COVID, the congress returned to the live format at the Royal Armories in Leeds where vets, vet nurses, and other delegates made … Read more

Big attendance expected for Vets Now ECC Congress this week

Delegates from across the globe are preparing to attend a sell-out emergency and critical care (ECC) congress this week. Close to 1,000 people will gather at the Royal Armories in Leeds for an in-person Vets Now ECC Congress 2022, following two years of the event running virtually. More than 80 hours of CPD over seven … Read more

RVC receives accreditation for advanced VN certificate course

The RVC has received accreditation for its new postgraduate and graduate certificates in advanced veterinary medical nursing from the RCVS. The certificates complement the RVC’s existing post-regulation qualifications in emergency and critical care (ECC) and anesthesia and analgesia, and allow for further professional progress for registered VNs at all stages of their education and career. … Read more

Expansion work begins at Cheshire hospital

Construction work is underway at a Cheshire animal hospital that is being improved in a £300,000 project. Work began at Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS) in Sutton Weaver near Runcorn, Cheshire on 10 October and, when completed, will triple the size of its waiting area and nearly double the number of consultation rooms to seven – … Read more

Transatlantic chat brings specialist Jennie to Paragon

A chance transatlantic chat has led to the appointment of American veterinary specialist Jennie Good to a referral practice’s emergency and critical care team. Jennie Good has joined Paragon from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Good was assistant professor in small animal emergency and critical care at the University of Georgia … Read more

sponsored VN Times Podcast, Ep 32: Jack Pye on ultrasonography, public speaking, and nurturing your niche

This month, VN Times editor Rachael Buzzel is joined by locum RVN Jack Pye, who specializes in emergency and critical care and has a passion for ultrasonography. Jack is also a member of BVNA council, sits on the VN Times editorial board, and is a regular guest, contributor and official quizmaster on VN Happy Hour. … Read more

Australian clinical conference opens to international vets

A leading Australian clinical conference is returning after a two-year break due to COVID-19 – and opening to international veterinary professionals for the first time. The Greencross Clinical Symposium is taking place on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast between October 22 and 23, and will be held as an in-person and online event. Run by the Greencross … Read more

sponsored Spotlight on Vets4Pets Handforth

RVN Tyler Allion (left) and pet Hannah Redhead (right) at Vets4Pets Handforth. In July 2021, Vets4Pets opened a new practice in Handforth, Cheshire, complete with a highly skilled team of vets, experienced nurses and dedicated pet health advisors, as well as a modern surgery and state-of-the-art equipment. Over the past 12 months, they have supported … Read more

Linnaeus hits the landmark of 100 residencies

The arrival of an ophthalmology resident at Paragon Veterinary Referrals means 100 residents are now based across Linnaeus’ network of hospitals. Ruby Shorrock worked in Glasgow and Leicestershire before starting an ophthalmology internship at the AHT and finishing it at Wakefield-based Paragon. In completing the internship and progressing to a residency, she joins 99 others … Read more