Vet nurses invited to ISFM Congress 2023: Between a Urolith and a Hard Place – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) will be hosting its annual Congress in Dublin from 29th June to 3rd July 2023, with the theme of ‘Between a Urolith and a Hard Place: Acute upper urinary tract disease and beyond…’ The ISFM says Congress will offer veterinary professionals an extensive scientific program designed to support … Read more

Goddard Veterinary Nursing College celebrates glowing Ofsted report – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Goddard Veterinary Nursing College is celebrating a glowing Ofsted report which rated it good in all areas, including its quality of education, apprenticeships and leadership, and management. Part of the Goddard Veterinary Group and based at Wanstead Veterinary Hospital in East London, the College takes most of its students from vet practices in London and … Read more

Teleradiology provider calls for stringent self-regulation of diagnostic imaging AI – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Teleradiology company, VetCT, is calling for companies developing and deploying AI in the field of veterinary diagnostic imaging to impose the highest standards of self-regulation. In an AI position statement released on their website, the company highlights the opportunities and risks associated with the use of AI to interpret diagnostic images. In the joint statement, … Read more

New study to assess the environmental risk from ectoparasite treatments – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

CVS is to fund a study at the University of Bristol to assess the environmental risk from ectoparasite treatments in companion animals. Concern has been expressed in the profession about environmental contamination from products used in companion animal treatment for ectoparasites, such as fleas and ticks. In recent years there has been a widely documented … Read more

Vet insurance fraud has DC sanction postponed – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Dr Donal Johnston MRCVS, a former County Down-based veterinary surgeon who made fraudulent pet insurance claims to end a gambling addiction has had his RCVS Disciplinary Committee sanction hearing postponed after he agreed to enter into undertakings. At a hearing in April Dr Johnston had admitted all the charges against him, which related fraudulent claims … Read more

Hartpury University accredited as CertAVN provider – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS has accredited Hartpury University to provide four CertAVN qualifications, bringing the number of accredited CertAVN providers to five. The CertAVN was launched by the RCVS in May 2019 as an advanced professional qualification allowing veterinary nurses at all stages of their career to develop their professional skills and knowledge in specific areas. The … Read more

All vet nurses invited to come and discuss newborn resuscitation – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse and Improve Veterinary Practice have launched the Clinical Article Club, where, much like a book club, vet nurses are invited to read and then discuss mainly clinical articles with each other and with the author, in the VetNurse Forum. Time spent discussing the articles can be claimed towards the annual CPD requirement by pressing … Read more

Daily Mail accuses vets of profiteering – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Daily Mail has published a lead article today which accuses vets of profiteering through the over-treatment of dogs owned by people who are desperate to keep their pets alive. The article points towards the corporatisation of the profession, with 51% of practices now owned by private equity groups and 67% belonging to a group … Read more

Neurology referral service launched at Vets Now, Glasgow – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Vets Now Glasgow has launched a neurology and neurosurgery service. The new service is being headed by Dr Katia Marioni-Henry. Katia graduated from the University of Parma in 1995 and went on to do a PhD in Clinical Electrodiagnostic at the University of Turin and Scott-Ritchey Research Center in Auburn, Alabama. Her early career was … Read more

Competitions and Markets Authority investigates eight IVC acquisitions – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it is investigating eight acquisitions by Independent Vetcare Limited. 16 clinics are affected by the investigation, namely Penrose Veterinary Group Limited, Kevin Castle (Pet Care) Ltd, Swayne & Partners Ltd, Treforest Veterinary Clinic Ltd, Mercer & Hughes Limited, Swaffham Veterinary Center Limited, Anglesey Pet Clinic Ltd, … Read more