Ofsted success for own nursing college

Goddard Veterinary Nursing College is celebrating after being praised by Ofsted inspectors and receiving an overall grading of “good” following its first full inspection. The London-based training center was rated “good” in all areas, including its quality of education, apprenticeships, and leadership and management. At the time of the inspection, Goddard Veterinary Nursing College, which … Read more

sponsored Detect, monitor, screen: incorporate Stablelab into your clinical exam

As part of your clinical exam: radiographs can reveal a fracture an ultrasound can confirm a pregnancy Now, you can identify inflammation by measuring the biomarker Serum Amyloid A (SAA) with Stablelab. SAA is a major, acute phase protein produced by the liver that rapidly and dramatically increases in response to inflammation. The Stablelab EQ-1 … Read more

‘We can step up for owners’, ex-BVA president tells debate

A former BVA president has called for the profession to put welfare before profit and “step up” to support struggling pet owners through the current economic crisis. Robin Hargreaves’ plea came as one researcher argued that the sector could do more to help clients cope with rising costs, despite fears for the future of some … Read more

CMA launches probe into IVC Evidence practice purchases

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it has launched an investigation into the acquisition of several practices by IVC Evidensia. The inquiry relates to deals involving an equine clinic in Berkshire, plus five other practices in eastern England and two in Wales. IVC said it was “engaging constructively” with the probe, which … Read more

CVS invests £1m to relocate and upgrade Notts practice

CVS says it has invested £1 million to relocate, upgrade and grow one of its east midlands practices. Ruddington Vets is moving two miles from its current location in the village of Ruddington on the edge of Nottingham to a 3,080 sq ft purpose-built site at the Clifton Triangle Retail Park in neighboring Clifton. Set … Read more

Equine vet aims to help others after winning insurance disputes

An equine vet who was left facing potential paralysis if she returned to work after a serious neck injury has won a long-running dispute with her insurer. Judy Scrine said she now wants to use her experiences to help others in a similar position, as well as mentoring young vets entering the profession. Dr. Scrine … Read more

BVA Young Vet of the Year 2022 announced

A mixed animal vet from Aberystwyth praised for her “exceptional dedication” has been crowned BVA Young Vet of the Year 2022. Hannah Hunt collected the prestigious award at the BVA’s gala dinner at the London Marriott Hotel in Canary Wharf, where she was recognized for her passion and exceptional dedication across multiple species, including farm … Read more

Equine vets urged to do more routine testing before prescribing antimicrobials

More needs to be done to encourage the use of routine culture and sensitivity testing before antimicrobials are prescribed in equine practice, RVC researchers say. The call follows the publication of a new study, thought to be the first of its kind, examining the treatment of more than 60,000 equids registered at nearly 40 practices … Read more

Equine Veterinary Journal highlights importance of reverting to bi-annual flu boosters – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Equine Veterinary Journal has published a special early view article reviewing the science behind enhanced equine influenza vaccination schedules, in particular the replacement of annual boosters with a mandatory bi-annual vaccination program.The article argues that as the equine influenza (EI) vaccine supply returns to normal, there is sound scientific evidence why bi-annual vaccination schedules … Read more

Practice Profile: Pocket Nook Equine Vets, Cheshire

Staff: full-time own 1 • registered veterinary nurses 0 • practice administrators 0 Fees: initial consultation £45 To say the past year and a half has been an eventful period for new practice owner Emily Westwood would be something of an understatement. In chronological order, you encounter: graduated from The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) … Read more