Independent vet practice buys 8 surgeries from corporate – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

In a reversal of the now long-established pattern, The Pet Vet, a family-owned independent practice, has bought eight surgeries from CVS. ‘The Vet’ branded surgeries were registered to Quality Pet Care Ltd which was initially acquired by CVS Group plc in August 2021. The acquisition makes The Pet Vet not only the largest independent family-owned … Read more

Purina launches new renal diets – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Purina has launched the very snappily named Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Early Care and Pro Plan Veterinary Diets NF Renal Function Advanced Care, designed to meet the nutritional needs of cats in International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) stage one and two (early phase ) and IRIS stage three and four (late phase) … Read more

Novel splint may reduce casting complications in dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Dassiet, maker of the Upets Splinting System, has published a preliminary study which demonstrated a reduction in casting complications using its wood composite cast. Eight dogs being treated at three veterinary clinics in Norway took part in the study1. Previous research2 has found a complication rate of 55% when fibreglass casts are used, 20% of … Read more

Animalcare launches Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Animalcare has launched Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution (Hydrocortisone Aceponate 0.584 mg / ml), a topical spray for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic dermatoses and the alleviation of clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs. Animalcare says hydrocortisone aceponate is a potent, topical anti-inflammatory, proven to quickly relieve itchy and inflamed skin in … Read more

Vets Now introduces menopause support for staff – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Following the campaigning work of the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, journalist Alice Smellie and others to raise awareness of the menopause, Vets Now has launched Peppy, a new app to support those of its staff who are going through it. Alice and Mariella, who co-authored the book Cracking the Menopause, met with MPs earlier this month … Read more

New guidelines to help vet nurses decide what’s routine and what’s research – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

On the 1st of July, the RCVS will publish new guidelines on whether procedures count as routine veterinary practice (RVP), clinical veterinary research (CVR) or as experimental. The new guidance replaces Chapter 25 of the Supporting Guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct. Routine Veterinary Practice describes the procedures and techniques performed on animals by … Read more

RCVS report recommends making it easier for BAME students to report discrimination at EMS placements – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have published recommendations on how support for Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) veterinary students can be improved. The report is the culmination of the work of a joint RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group, set up to explore key issues in supporting BAME veterinary … Read more

Somerset referral center beefs up its neurology service – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Cave Veterinary Specialists, near Wellington, has expanded it’s neurology service with the appointment of European specialist Sabrina Gillespie, and the installation of a £ 1.2m Phillips Ingenia 1.5T Evolution MRI. Sabrina joins Fran Taylor-Brown, Simon Bertram and head of service Tom Cardy. Tom, a European and RCVS specialist in neurology, said Cave is now the … Read more

New RCVS guidance on religious clothing in veterinary practice – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have jointly published new guidelines on accommodating religious clothing and beliefs in veterinary education and clinical settings. Although developed by the RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group ostensibly for use by Universities, EMS placement host practices and other educational establishments, it … Read more

Elanco launches Credelio game – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Elanco Animal Health has launched Plus Pummet, an online game in which veterinary professionals can win monthly £ 50 Secret Escapes vouchers for getting the highest score. Game players have to ‘catch’ falling symbols marked with a ‘+’ or the Credelio Plus ingredients, milbemycin oxime and lotilaner to win points, and avoid ones with fleas, … Read more