LVS reveals its sector’s first 30 Under Thirty

An initiative dedicated to fostering talent in the veterinary industry has today (September 23) unveiled its first alumni. The Vet Show 30 Under Thirty initiative, founded by the London Vet Show in partnership with Pioneer Veterinary Products, was set up to create and elevate tomorrow’s veterinary leaders by giving them a chance to attend networking … Read more

Not so happy bunnies: research reveals tear duct inflammation risk

Rabbit breeds at most risk of developing dacryocystitis have been revealed in a study by the RVC. Lionheads, mini lops, lops and dwarf lop rabbits are the most susceptible breeds to the inflammatory condition of the tear ducts. The research – a retrospective study released to mark International Rabbit Day tomorrow (September 24) – also … Read more

Study heralds thermal image device success in detecting dairy cattle lameness

A study led by an RVC undergraduate has found low-cost thermal imaging devices could be as effective in detecting lameness in dairy cattle when compared with more expensive devices. The study, published in Veterinary Scienceshighlighted the effectiveness of cheaper infrared thermal imaging devices in identifying the condition, and could lead to even wider use of … Read more

RVC lecturer scoops international award for feline kidney research

An RVC lecturer has received a prestigious international award for her research into the effects of kidney disease in cats. Rebecca Geddes received the International Renal Interest Society’s (IRIS) Early Career Award at a ceremony in Stockholm on September 2. Future work The prize, which is sponsored by Zoetis, also includes a €10,000 (£8,660) fund … Read more

Anaesthetic study ‘can ease fear of the unknown’ for dog owners, say scientists

Scientists say owners can be reassured by new research suggesting the risk of death for dogs that undergo sedation or anesthesia procedures is around one in every 700 cases. Academics from the RVC and the University of Manchester worked together on the latest VetCompass study, which examined data from more than 150,000 dogs over a … Read more

sponsored Spotlight on Vets4Pets Handforth

RVN Tyler Allion (left) and pet Hannah Redhead (right) at Vets4Pets Handforth. In July 2021, Vets4Pets opened a new practice in Handforth, Cheshire, complete with a highly skilled team of vets, experienced nurses and dedicated pet health advisors, as well as a modern surgery and state-of-the-art equipment. Over the past 12 months, they have supported … Read more

RVC to lead new study of common equine hormone disorder

The RVC has teamed up with one of the UK’s biggest veterinary care providers for a new three-year study examining a common hormone disorder in horses and ponies. CVS is funding the program, which aims to develop a new means of assessing the quality of life of animals with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Researchers … Read more

Sustainable theme for Joe Brownlie BVA Members’ Day speech

The future sustainability of the veterinary sector will be the focus of the main address at next month’s BVA Members’ Day in Cambridge. Joe Brownlie, emeritus professor of veterinary pathology with the RVC and director of the Southern African Center for Infectious Disease Surveillance, will speak at the event on September 29. During a career … Read more

RVC to study the impact of early-life decisions on Thoroughbred horses’ racing progress

RVC researchers will lead a new study of how Thoroughbred horses’ performance, on and off the racecourse, could be affected by decisions taken in their early lives. The analysis, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, aims to find ways of improving both athletic performance and the breeding industry’s … 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