PODCAST: Katherine Clarke on her road to becoming a specialist

In this latest People Match Podcast, we speak to European specialist in small animal internal medicine Katherine Clarke, at Davies Veterinary Referrals. We find out all about her journey to pass her European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine diploma exams and hear her advice to any vets out there looking at taking their next career … Read more

Ep 75: Canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD) complex, with Emi Barker

Canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD) complex, formerly known as kennel cough, is a contagious cause of acute-onset cough in dogs. To explain more, Langford Vets referral clinician Emi Barker joins this Vet Times Podcast. Emi has also written a Focus article for Own Times on this subject (Volume 52 Issue 30, Pages 6-8), entitled “Kennel … Read more

Diffusion discovery offers hope of better self treatments in the future

Scientists believe a newly published mathematical equation, building on the work of Albert Einstein, could lead to better future treatment options for vets. The study, by academics from the University of Bristol, indicates that diffusive movement through permeable materials, which allow the passage of liquids or gases, can now be modeled exactly for the first … Read more

Raw food accreditation scheme ‘a huge step forward’ – producers

A new raw dog food certification scheme can help to address veterinary and scientific fears about the dietary program, leading producers have claimed. The RawSAFE accreditation, which has been developed with the support of the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS), has already been awarded to two UK-based pet food manufacturers. Three recent studies have found … Read more

Ep 74: Preventive health and what it means in practice, with Mike Davies

It might not be new, but preventive medicine is a concept that has certainly grown in importance in the past few years. Veterinary specialist Mike Davies, who has just written a Focus article, “Preventive medicine – what it means in practice”, in Own Times (Volume 52, Issue 34, Pages 4-7), joins this Vet Times Podcast … Read more

Welsh farm project leads the way in addressing AMR

Embracing technology is critical to cutting the use of antibiotics in farming and potentially raising the industry’s productivity, a group of vets and producers has said. Twelve farms across Wales are taking part in the latest phase of the Arwain DGC project, which aims to highlight ways of preventing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as “proof of … Read more

Ep 73: Huw Griffiths and David Rendle on BEVA Congress 2022

This time last year, BEVA was tentatively preparing to stage the UK’s first major veterinary congress since the outbreak of COVID-19. But this year the event returns in all its former glory – and final preparations are under way for an event that will reunite and champion the equine veterinary profession. In this Vet Times … Read more

VetPartners names two new senior directors

Two former clinical directors with more than 40 years of practice between them say experience is crucial as they take up new senior roles with VetPartners. Katie Robinson and Emma Saunders have been appointed as business development directors (BDD), having previously sold their own practices to the company. Executive board Mrs Robinson – who is … Read more

Researchers sound bacteria warning over raw meat diet

The feeding of raw meat to dogs poses “a significant zoonotic threat” because of the potential for spreading antibiotic resistant forms of Escherichia colia new study has suggested. Scientists at the University of Bristol said they hope their research will help raise wider public awareness of the risks associated with the dietary program. In response, … Read more

Glasgow to host 2022 ISCAID Symposium

The International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) will be hosting its 2022 Symposium in Glasgow from 4 to 7 September. Veterinary researchers from around the world are expected to attend the conference, which features a three-day program with presentations from leading scientists, covering a range of veterinary pathogens of importance in the UK … Read more