BSAVA PetSavers offers increased research funding scheme

Applications are now open for the latest round of the BSAVA PetSavers Research Fellowship funding program, with more money now being made available to veterinary researchers. The scheme, which is intended to support academics in the early stages of their research careers, is making £70,000 of funding available. Criteria Grants can be used over a … Read more

New RCVS Knowledge course offers medicine safety support

A new online course covering the safe and legal use of veterinary medicines has been launched by RCVS Knowledge. The organization has linked up with the VMD for the program, called “Managing Veterinary Medicines: staying legal and promoting safety”. The course offers six hours of free CPD, and includes a range of webinars, podcasts and … Read more

Diffusion discovery offers hope of better self treatments in the future

Scientists believe a newly published mathematical equation, building on the work of Albert Einstein, could lead to better future treatment options for vets. The study, by academics from the University of Bristol, indicates that diffusive movement through permeable materials, which allow the passage of liquids or gases, can now be modeled exactly for the first … Read more

This Rehab Center Offers Dogs Deemed “Unadoptable” A Second Chance

The ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center has made it its mission to give traumatized dogs a second chance at life. Their skilled training not only saves these terrified pups from euthanasia due to behavioral struggles, but it helps them learn how to truly love their lives. This impressive rehabilitation center is changing the lives of terrified … Read more

Online program offers exotic pet support

A new support program for pets, which aims to help them support some of the more unusual pets in need of care, has been launched. Exotic Vet Support offers a range of resources including demonstration videos, teaching sessions and dedicated information for commonly owned species. Resources Founder and chief executive Dean Felkler, a former RVC … Read more

The Hidden Natural Health Benefit Fresh Catnip Offers Your Kitty

Some kitties like catnip. Others really like catnip. You know the cats I’m talking about. They roll all over the leaves and stems, wiggling, drooling, and leaving a shredded mass of damp, wilted plant bits in their wake. It turns out there is a scientific reason some cats do this. In addition to a pleasant … Read more

Strange bee-haviour: social life of Australian species offers insights on evolution, scientists say | Bees

The unusual social life of a native species of Australian bee has shed light on how cooperative behaviors in bees evolved, new research suggests. Flinders University scientists have analyzed the behavior of Amphylaeus morosus, a forest-dwelling bee that lives in small nests of rarely more than two females. The researchers believe the bee only made … Read more

Family Dog Bonds With New Momma Cat And Offers To Babysit Her Six Demanding Kittens

On Easter Sunday, an adorable tabby named Freckles gave birth to six healthy baby kittens in her foster home. The six little ones have since been referred to as “The Eggs” in an homage to their Easter birthday. And while Freckles has been a fabulously caring mother to her little eggs since day one, she … Read more

Florida’s manatees are dying in record numbers – but a lawsuit offers hope | Conservation

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has agreed to update critical habitat protections for manatees after legal pressure from environmental groups, as the animals continue to die in record numbers. More than 1,000 manatees died in Florida last year, wiping out more than 10% of the state’s population, the deadliest year on record. The … Read more

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Stephen Foster works as a part-time maintenance man at a gas station in Dade City, Florida. Since the recent death of his wife of 35 years, Stephen has come to rely on the love and companionship of his little dog, Ollie. The pooch even accompanies him to work, happily watching her dad from the end … Read more