Honorary BEVA membership for ‘outstanding’ researcher and vet

A cardiology researcher has been hailed for her “outstanding example” as she was granted honorary membership of BEVA during its annual congress in Liverpool. Lesley Young received the accolade during the association’s annual meeting, where a number of awards recognizing current research and the response to the war in Ukraine were also presented. From left: … Read more

Sector warning as figures show early fall in university place take-up

The number of students being accepted on to veterinary science degree courses in the UK has fallen following the release of this year’s A-level and Higher exam results. Early UCAS data suggests at least 10% fewer places have been taken up so far than last year and the 2022 figures are closer, although slightly above, … Read more

COVID-19 EMS reduction impacts student confidence

Veterinary students who had their practical training requirements reduced during the coronavirus pandemic will not feel comfortable tackling many critical “day one competencies”, a new study has suggested. Researchers at The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have called for new ways of delivering clinical experiences to be explored in new analysis. … Read more

Promising new splint design would ‘return power to vets’

Splint materials commonly used in the treatment of humans could now provide better care with fewer side effects for dogs, a new report has suggested. Further studies of the UPETS system are now being planned following encouraging results from a small-scale project involving animals treated at three clinics in Norway. The system was launched earlier … Read more

Scottish upbringing inspired award-winning vet and academic

A vet and academic who is set to receive a top global award this autumn has hailed his Scottish upbringing for inspiring his career. Kenneth Simpson, now professor of small animal medicine at Cornell University in the United States, has been named the winner of the annual WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement. Research interests … Read more

Ep 72: Geriatric cat challenges and how owners can help, with Sarah Caney

Geriatric cats can have a range of health and welfare issues as they age, but vets and owners can both play rewarding roles in positively impacting their quality of life. Here, with advice on handling some of the challenges and how to empower owners as important members of the vet team, feline medicine specialist Sarah … Read more

New clinical directors relish Donview surgery expansion plan

An Aberdeenshire veterinary practice is facing a fresh chapter with new management and a raft of new facilities they said will expand its services to clients. Around £265,000 has been spent on the expansion of the Donview Veterinary Center in Inverurie, as a result of funding from the VetPartners group. The work has included the … Read more

Ep 71: Raising awareness of rabbits’ environmental needs, with Suzanne Moyes

Now in its 16th year, Rabbit Awareness Week 2022 is taking place from 27 June to 1 July. The event is backed by the Rabbit Awareness Action Group (RAAG), which comprises some of the UK’s largest animal welfare organizations and charities, and is led by Burgess Pet Care. This year’s theme is “Room for rabbits”, … Read more

SRUC announces Jim Anderson as head of veterinary education

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has taken its next step towards opening the UK’s 12th vet school by appointing a head of veterinary education. Jim Anderson will play a leading role in shaping and growing what will become Scotland’s third vet school, and the country first since the opening of the University of Glasgow School of … Read more

Webinar to cover raw food risks and benefits

Raw feeding will be the focus when Horiba UK hosts the next free CPD webinar in its series on 7 July. “Raw feeding part II – bacteriological risks and benefits in companion animals” is being hosted from 7:30 pm, with vet Conor O’Halloran providing an outline of the presentation before a Q&A session. Inform decisions … Read more