Virbac fund-raiser proves massive success

One of the world’s leading veterinary pharmaceutical companies is celebrating a fabulous fund-raising feat at the London Vet Show (LVS). Rather than offer promotional items at LVS this year, Virbac instead decided to donate £1 to one of three charities on behalf of anyone who visited its stand. Hugely popular Virbac – one of the … 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

Pilot success leads to more referral nursing courses at Linnaeus

Two Linnaeus training courses for referral RVNs will run again in the autumn following successful pilots, with the addition of cardiology content, the group has announced. The two Referral Nursing Professional Development (RNPD) programs focusing on surgical nursing and internal medicine will restart in September and last for four months. The training combines live and … Read more

Specialist reports ‘great success’ from new approach to canine spinal surgery

A neurology specialist at a Surrey small animal hospital believes a new approach to canine spinal surgery can reduce complications for patients. Guillaume Leblond, who works at North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley, near Redhill, said his team had enjoyed “great success” using a technique called dorsal atlantoaxial stabilization (DAAS). He has also co-authored a … Read more

Specialist reports success with new technique for spinal malformations in dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Dr Guillaume Leblond, an American Specialist in Neurology at North Downs Specialist Referrals in Bletchingley, Surrey, reports having ‘remarkable’ success using dorsal atlantoaxial stabilization to treat spinal malformations in dogs. His most recent case was a five-year-old bulldog called Jesse. Guillaume said: “Jesse was suffering from both atlantoaxial instability and a spinal arachnoid diverticulum in … Read more

Cave duo’s nationwide ‘nurse club’ success

An in-house “nurse club” that was the brainchild of two Somerset-based vet nurses has turned into a national success story. In 2018, head of nursing services Helen Bye and senior RVN Bryony Gilder set up an in-house nurse club to focus on nursing issues and opportunities for staff at Cave Veterinary Specialists near Wellington. Four … Read more

Ofsted success for Abbeydale training center

Learners, employers, staff and governors from Abbeydale Vet Nurse Training are celebrating after being rated “good” by Ofsted. The training provider – which was formed in 2001 and offers teaching and support for VNs and practices in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Worcestershire, and south / west Wales regions – was judged as a “good school” after … 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

Veterinary Vision reports success with novel canine cataract procedure – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Ophthalmologists Gary Lewin and Chris Dixon from Veterinary Vision, the ophthalmology referral clinic with centers in Penrith, Sunderland and Charnock, is reporting success with a novel cataract technique they’ve developed. The new technique enables the surgeon to suspend a modified acrylic lens from a damaged capsule, which has historically not been possible. Gary and Chris … Read more

NDSR Nursing Pathways is ‘huge success’

An innovative nursing structure labeled “iconoclastic” on its introduction 12 months ago has been hailed a huge success. North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR) in Bletchingley, Surrey launched its Nursing Pathways nursing strategy during 2021’s Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month (VNAM) to enable positive career pathways and provide gold-standard support for its 100-strong nursing team. ‘Pioneering’ A … Read more