Charities issue foster care plea amid soaring domestic abuse referral rates

Two charities have issued an urgent appeal for new foster carers after the number of animals referred to them to enable their owners to flee domestic abuse soared. The plea from Cats Protection and Dogs Trust coincided with the launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign on November 25. The … 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

Vets Now Glasgow adds neurology service

The Vets Now Hospital in Glasgow has launched a new neurology and neurosurgery service. Headed up by Katia Marioni-Henry, the service started seeing patients last month, with the first case being a paralyzed French bulldog helped to walk again. Rapid treatment Dr Marioni-Henry said: “This is absolutely the best place to be brought in an … Read more

CVS invests £1m to relocate and upgrade Notts practice

CVS says it has invested £1 million to relocate, upgrade and grow one of its east midlands practices. Ruddington Vets is moving two miles from its current location in the village of Ruddington on the edge of Nottingham to a 3,080 sq ft purpose-built site at the Clifton Triangle Retail Park in neighboring Clifton. Set … Read more

VN helps raise more than £40k for motor neurone disease charity

A nursing manager at a Cumbrian veterinary referral center has thanked supporters after her fund-raising event for motor neurone disease (MND) raised more than £40,000. Emma Dever, who is head of nursing services at Kentdale Referrals in Milnthorpe, worked with her family and friends to organize “The Barty Party” to raise money to help find … Read more

RVN takes up Willows hospital director role

RVN Tom Reilly has been appointed hospital director at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Service in Solihull. Mr Reilly has taken up the management role at the West Midlands-based referral centre, having joined from parent company Linnaeus, where he was referral field nursing manager. He also worked with Willows in 2011 as a member of … Read more

West Midlands referral center appoints former RVN as its Hospital Director – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Tom Reilly, a former RVN, has been appointed Hospital Director at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Center in Solihull. Tom, pictured on the right with Managing Director, Toby Gemmill, first joined Willows in 2011 as a member of its medicine and high-dependency RVN team. He subsequently established the role of patient flow manager at Willows, … Read more

Study shows clinical audits across different veterinary centers ‘achievable’

A referral practice is claiming to have carried out a world first clinical audit on the outcomes of minimally invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus. The study was set up by Paragon Veterinary Referrals’ head of cardiology Chris Linney and colleagues to review treatment of the treatable, curable condition, which may … Read more

Growing specialist practice adds five clinicians

A veterinary referral center has added five clinicians – including specialists – to its team as part of its continuing growth plans for 2022. Cave Veterinary Specialists, which invested £500,000 in a practice refurbishment in winter 2021, is now adding further depth to its clinical teams. Newly qualified internal medicine specialist Florence Wootton has joined … Read more

Referral cases – managing relationships

In this article, David Walker lends his extensive experience as a referral vet, head of service, hospital director and regional MD on what first opinion practices should be looking for from their referral center. Specifically, he shares his thoughts on communication and client care, as well as what referral centers should be doing to engage … Read more