Lowri tackles 450-mile Three Peaks Challenge for motor neurone disease charity

A vet and fund-raising campaigner is gearing up for a grueling new challenge to support research into motor neurone disease (MND). Lowri Davies, a former president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association, is not only planning to climb the UK’s three highest peaks in four days, but also to cycle around 450 … Read more

Father of much-loved farm vet aiming to get UK talking about suicide prevention

The father of a Scottish vet who died by suicide is set to embark on a 1,200-mile walk from Land’s End to John o ‘Groats to raise money and awareness of the issue. John Gibson was devastated by the tragic loss of his 24-year-old son Cameron, a farm vet at Clyde Veterinary Group in Lanarkshire, … Read more

Harrison Family Vets opens third practice

A new veterinary practice has opened just south of Manchester city center following a £ 350,000 investment. Harrison Family Vets opened the doors of its latest practice earlier this month on Princess Road in Didsbury, having previously opened sites in Woodley near Reading and Kingswinford in the West Midlands at the start of this year. … Read more

Collaborative care focus for Purina Institute webinar series

The Purina Institute has organized a series of free webinars with internationally renowned vets to champion the importance of collaborative care in veterinary practice. The next webinars, in July and September, will center on practical ways to integrate conversations around nutrition into everyday consultations, and include insights from disciplines including dermatology, internal medicine and nutrition. … Read more

Purina launches feline renal care webinars

Feline renal care will be covered in a two-part series of webinars being organized for vets and nurses across Europe by Purina. The nutrition company said the sessions will provide practical information to help manage difficult cases and focus on the importance of early diagnosis. Attracting two hours of CPD credits, the webinars are on … Read more

My resilience – my story

In February 2015, I was thrilled to see a piece of my writing published in VN Times. I actually still have the copy in my bedside drawer. As a qualified nursing assistant, I remember feeling such frustration reading column after column of print solely geared towards registered veterinary nurses, like other members of the team … Read more

Hill’s and Vet-AI in preventive health collaboration

From left: Vet-AI chief operating officer Matt Elcock, Vet-AI co-founder Paul Hallett, Vet-AI co-founder Sarah Warren, director of professional and veterinary affairs at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Hein Meyer, Vet-AI co-founder Robert Dawson, and vice president and general manager at Hill’s Pet Nutrition Alain Semeneri. A three-way collaboration has been agreed to develop future artificial intelligence … Read more

Youngsters urged to take vocational courses to help boost vet numbers

A training provider is encouraging more young people to take vocational courses in a bid to help tackle the UK’s vet shortage. iPET Network has developed a range of Ofqual regulated qualifications, which it said can be taken by students at GCSE and A-level ages to signify a commitment to the veterinary profession. New guide … Read more

sponsored The many roles of diet in canine dermatology

As the largest organ in the body, the skin plays a key role as a barrier, minimizing water loss and protecting the body from environmental insults, meaning that using nutrition to support the skin and coat can be beneficial to overall health and well-being of patients. Why dietary modification is not just for adverse food … Read more

Vet-led workshop aims to improve farmers’ lamb performance

A training course led by vets has been launched to help farmers improve post-weaning lamb performance. Wales’ Farming Connect Animal Health and Welfare has added the additional module to its fully funded training workshops, making it the 16th such webinar to be rolled out. All content has been developed in conjunction with the National Animal … Read more