MSD launches innovative new microchip

A new microchip, which its developers say can offer both pet identification and temperature monitoring, has been launched in the UK. MSD Animal Health says the HomeAgain Thermochip, which has already been used for several years in the US, and an associated free database can also make it easier to reunite lost pets with their … 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

Canadian company launches mobile app to help vets practice virtually

Vet telehealth and pet care marketplace platform Vetster has launched a mobile app to help vets connect with their clients. Complementing the Canadian company’s existing web app, the Vetster for Veterinarians app was unveiled to the UK market during the London Vet Show (17 to 18 November). Vetster said the app has been designed with … Read more

Improve launches My Veterinary Career – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Improve Veterinary Education and the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS), has launched My Veterinary Career, a new points-based career pathway so that nurses can structure their training and qualifications around different clinical routes. With this new system, you gain points by achieving different ISVPS qualifications. In 2023, mini modular programs will also be … Read more

Animalcare launches periodontal diagnostic strip – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Animalcare has launched OraStripdx, a periodontal diagnostic strip that estimates the levels of thiols dissolved in oral fluid, thereby indicating the level of periodontal disease in an awake patient. Each OraStripdx comprises a dry porous pad, pre-treated with a mixture containing a thiol detection reagent, attached to a plastic backing. The strip is gently swiped … Read more

Pet Blood Bank UK launches vital platelet treatment

Pet Blood Bank UK has launched a product that it says will help pets treat life-threatening bleeding in dogs more efficiently. Canine Platelet Concentrate has official unveiling at the London Vet Show, which opened today (November 17). The product is made from blood donated by the charity’s donor dog community and reduces the requirement to … Read more

ESCCAP launches diagnostic guideline

The European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) has announced the completion of its new diagnostic guideline. “Parasitological diagnosis in cats, dogs and equines” is intended for use by veterinary professionals who carry out routine diagnostic procedures in their practice for the detection of parasitic infections, and for those who submit samples regularly to external … Read more

RVC launches primary care and shelter medicine internships

The RVC is offering a new postgraduate program for practicing vets with a particular interest in primary care and shelter medicine. Believed to be the first program of its kind in the UK, the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Primary and Accessible Care and Education internship (PGDipV-PACE) is designed to develop clinicians’ skills in teaching and … Read more

BVA launches secondary school teaching resource to inspire vets and nurses of the future – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The BVA has launched ‘Vet Team in a Box’, a teaching resource for secondary school-aged pupils, designed to encourage young people to consider a career in the veterinary professions. The new resource, which is sponsored by ManyPets pet insurance, is a complete secondary school lesson in a box. It is designed in-line with National Curriculum … Read more

BSAVA launches One Health collection – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The BSAVA has launched a new collection on One Health, including chapters from relevant BSAVA Manuals and resources such as Companion articles and Congress podcasts. One Health – the symbiotic relationship between human, animal and environmental health – is becoming increasingly important, encompassing things like sustainability, the increase in antimicrobial resistance and the link between … Read more