Free course to help veterinary teams improve medication safety in practice – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

RCVS Knowledge has launched ‘Managing Veterinary Medicines: Staying legal and promoting safety’, a free online course for veterinary teams to improve their medication safety in practice. ‘Managing Veterinary Medicines’ teaches safe and responsible use of veterinary medicines and medicine regulations. RCVS Knowledge says it will also show you how to put systems in place that … Read more

VN who took food and medication from former practice suspended

A veterinary nurse who took pet food and medication without paying for them has been suspended from practice for three months. An RCVS disciplinary panel said Stephanie Hazelwood’s conduct was “extremely serious”, but concluded that striking her off the register would be an excessive punishment. Miss Hazelwood, who admitted the charges against her, said she … Read more

RVN suspended for stealing food and medication from her practice – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Suffolk-based Stephanie Hazelwood has been suspended by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee for three months after she admitted stealing a prescription-only veterinary medication and pet food from the veterinary practice where she worked. Ms Hazelwood faced three charges: that she had, on three separate occasions, taken bags of pet food from the practice without paying … Read more

Should I reuse leftover Pet Medication?

It is common practice to ensure that your pet is examined by a veterinary surgeon on a regular basis. These check-ups are vital to ensure that your pet is as happy and healthy as possible. However, there should be any health issues then a regular check will identify and manage any health issues in the most effective and appropriate way possible. For example, as part of that health management, there is a possibility that your pet may be prescribed medication.

Many of us pet owners may have some unused pet medication in your home; it is possible that you have held on to these medications because you are not sure what to do with them. Or maybe you suspect these medications could be used in the future. However, can you really reuse leftover pet medication?

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