Virbac fund-raiser proves massive success

One of the world’s leading veterinary pharmaceutical companies is celebrating a fabulous fund-raising feat at the London Vet Show (LVS). Rather than offer promotional items at LVS this year, Virbac instead decided to donate £1 to one of three charities on behalf of anyone who visited its stand. Hugely popular Virbac – one of the … Read more

Festive help on offer to veterinary practices

It may still be several weeks away, but an animal health firm is encouraging vets to help raise owners’ awareness of the potential hazards facing their pets this Christmas. TVM has unveiled a new range of materials highlighting some of the common items found in the home during the festive period that can be dangerous … Read more

Find power in numbers: choosing a buying group

Image © Delphotostock / Adobe Stock I have been a vet for more than 30 years, with a convoluted career path, initially going through the usual route of assistant vet to partner, before leaving to join the animal health industry for a period and subsequently opening my own practice in 2008, which we built up … Read more

New openings as northern group expands

Rhys Peters, clinical director from Westbrook Vets. An independent vet group in the northwest has just opened two new practice sites following a £1 million investment. North Star Vets was founded by vets Sean Cleary and Richard Thomas, along with accountant Jane Platt and is based on a branch partnership scheme that offers head vets … Read more

sponsored Understanding the impact of changing biocidal regulations

Regulatory compliance within the biocides industry has long been a source of confusion. With regulations changing so significantly post-Brexit, it’s easy to lose track of what to look for in a compliant and effective veterinary disinfectant. Here, Chris Plummer, head of technical at Byotrol, an antimicrobial technology specialist, discusses the importance of researching the hygiene … 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

Ep 78: Robin Hargreaves on surviving the cost of living crisis

The London Vet Show will once again host BVA Congress – where one session will discuss the impact of the cost of living crisis, and how the veterinary profession can continue to provide pragmatic and affordable care for all creatures great and small, while maintaining high standards of welfare. BVA past-president Robin Hargreaves is a … Read more

MSD launches suckler herd performance app

An app to help farms and their animals with herd performance has been launched to market by MSD Animal Health. The new app is based on MSD’s popular paper-based suckler herd performance checklist tool, works on tablets and Apple and Android phones, and allows for audit results to be easily emailed to farmer clients following … Read more