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

Wear makes double appointment of specialists to lead services

Two specialists at a County Durham animal hospital have been appointed as heads of service. Diagnostic imaging specialist Naomi Earley, and veterinary anesthesia and analgesia specialist Felipe Márquez Grados now lead their respective disciplines at Linnaeus-owned Wear Referrals in Bradbury. Wear said their promotions to leadership roles underlined its commitment to excellence across its multidisciplinary … Read more

2022 Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship opens

Applications are now open for the Louise O’Dwyer Scholarship for veterinary nurses. Improve International is offering the scholarship on its emergency and critical care (ECC) training program – an area Miss O’Dwyer worked passionately in. Huge influence Miss O’Dwyer, who died in May 2019, was one of the world’s leading ECC veterinary nurses and a … 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

My resilience – my story

In February 2015, I was thrilled to see a piece of my writing published in VN Times. I actually still have the copy in my bedside drawer. As a qualified nursing assistant, I remember feeling such frustration reading column after column of print solely geared towards registered veterinary nurses, like other members of the team … Read more

Female leaders call for action over inequality

A former president of the RCVS has called for more to be done to tackle systemic sexism and stamp out gender inequality within the UK veterinary profession. Speaking at BSAVA Congress, IVC Evidensia chief medical officer Amanda Boag described inequality as the “most important” subject she’d ever spoken about the event and warned that complacency … Read more

Dog’s 8,000-mile round trip for UK surgery

A US doctor has made an 8,000-mile round trip to get life-saving heart surgery for his cockapoo at a Cambridgeshire referral center. Jeffrey Bernfield, a specialist in diagnostic radiology, flew 12-year-old Hula from Chicago, Illinois to Dick White Referrals (DWR) for specialist heart surgery. Hula was suffering from a severe case of myxomatous mitral valve … Read more