Big thumbs up for SVN’s sign language skills

A student nurse at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service played a vital role in a major operation to cure a dog’s lameness. Emma Paul, who is training at the West Midlands-based, Linnaeus-owned small animal hospital, was not directly involved in the surgery to repair a damaged cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in a cocker spaniel, … Read more

PODCAST: Stephanie Sorrell – a Mindful Vet’s journey

In this latest Vet Times Jobs People Match Podcast, Stephanie Sorrell – also known as The Mindful Vet – joins us to talk about her veterinary journey, the challenges she has faced, well-being and issues around burnout. ____________________ STEPHANIE SORRELL BVetMed(Hons) MANZCVS DipECVIM-CA MRCVS Stephanie graduated from the RVC and undertook her residency in internal … Read more

The Pet Vet acquires The Vet from CVS

Family owned independent The Pet Vet today (July 1) announced a deal for eight surgeries previously acquired by CVS. The purchase of all eight The Vet-branded surgeries has come about after CVS agreed to unwind its £20.4 million acquisition of Quality Pet Care and sell to a third party. The original CVS deal in August … Read more

£16m referral center leads the way on sustainable care

A new £16 million animal hospital in Essex is hoping to pioneer the sustainable delivery of veterinary care when it opens in August. Southfields Veterinary Specialists referral center in Basildon is set to become one of the first of its kind in the UK to use in-house generators for its oxygen supply, rather than bottle … Read more

IVC Evidence appoints UK medicine lead

A former BSAVA director of education has taken up a new senior role with a major international practice group. IVC Evidence has appointed Lucie Goodwin as its new UK national medicine lead. The announcement follows a recent series of senior appointments and the firm is also planning to set up a referral board, which will … Read more

Davies scoops VNAM 2022 video competition prize

The Davies team, including head of nursing Lillian Twigg (fourth from right) with some of the RVNs at Davies. The BVNA has announced Davies Veterinary Specialists as the winner of its 2022 Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) video competition. The Hitchin-based small animal referral practice worked with Perspective Studios, a video production company in Bedfordshire, … 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

Ophthalmologists report success with novel cataract procedure

Two ophthalmologists at a specialist referral practice have reported significant success with a novel cataract procedure in dogs that would otherwise not have been considered suitable for sight-saving surgery. Ophthalmologists Gary Lewin and Chris Dixon, from Linnaeus-owned Veterinary Vision, have published a paper on their successes fitting a rhexis-fixated prosthetic intraocular lens (IOL) in dogs … Read more

In-person return for soft tissue association’s autumn meeting

The Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons (AVSTS) is returning to in-person CPD from the autumn after a gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The association’s annual meeting, on 4 to 5 November, will take place at The Queens Hotel, Leeds and feature a range of subjects under the banner of “Advances in head and … Read more

Canine eye case rise prompts warning

The head of ophthalmology at a referral center said his team has seen a significant rise in cases of dogs with diabetes being referred too late to save their sight. James Oliver, head of the ophthalmology team at Dick White Referrals (DWR) in Cambridgeshire, called for better education on the need to urgently refer dogs … Read more