All vet nurses invited to come and discuss newborn resuscitation – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse and Improve Veterinary Practice have launched the Clinical Article Club, where, much like a book club, vet nurses are invited to read and then discuss mainly clinical articles with each other and with the author, in the VetNurse Forum. Time spent discussing the articles can be claimed towards the annual CPD requirement by pressing … Read more

Daily Mail accuses vets of profiteering – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Daily Mail has published a lead article today which accuses vets of profiteering through the over-treatment of dogs owned by people who are desperate to keep their pets alive. The article points towards the corporatisation of the profession, with 51% of practices now owned by private equity groups and 67% belonging to a group … Read more

Neurology referral service launched at Vets Now, Glasgow – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Vets Now Glasgow has launched a neurology and neurosurgery service. The new service is being headed by Dr Katia Marioni-Henry. Katia graduated from the University of Parma in 1995 and went on to do a PhD in Clinical Electrodiagnostic at the University of Turin and Scott-Ritchey Research Center in Auburn, Alabama. Her early career was … Read more

Competitions and Markets Authority investigates eight IVC acquisitions – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it is investigating eight acquisitions by Independent Vetcare Limited. 16 clinics are affected by the investigation, namely Penrose Veterinary Group Limited, Kevin Castle (Pet Care) Ltd, Swayne & Partners Ltd, Treforest Veterinary Clinic Ltd, Mercer & Hughes Limited, Swaffham Veterinary Center Limited, Anglesey Pet Clinic Ltd, … Read more

Study finds vets not complying with Epilepsy Task Force recommendations – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

new study, published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP)has revealed that veterinary surgeons only prescribe anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) after a seizure cluster in 44% of cases, despite International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force recommendations to the contrary1. The study “Approach to initial management of canine generalized epileptic seizures in primary-care veterinary practices in the … Read more

Improve launches My Veterinary Career – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Improve Veterinary Education and the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS), has launched My Veterinary Career, a new points-based career pathway so that nurses can structure their training and qualifications around different clinical routes. With this new system, you gain points by achieving different ISVPS qualifications. In 2023, mini modular programs will also be … Read more

Animalcare launches periodontal diagnostic strip – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Animalcare has launched OraStripdx, a periodontal diagnostic strip that estimates the levels of thiols dissolved in oral fluid, thereby indicating the level of periodontal disease in an awake patient. Each OraStripdx comprises a dry porous pad, pre-treated with a mixture containing a thiol detection reagent, attached to a plastic backing. The strip is gently swiped … Read more

New course puts vet nurses in the cockpit – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Trainetics, a human factors and leadership training and consultancy company, is launching a human factors course for veterinary professionals in January 2023, as part of which, delegates take control of a commercial jet in a flight simulator at Heathrow. Human Factors is the application of human psychological and physiological principles and limitations to the design … Read more

Nominations open for 2023 RCVS VN Council election – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary nurses who want to play a part in determining how the RCVS regulates professional standards and education, as well as advancing the profession through its Royal Charter activities, can now put themselves forward as candidates in next year’s elections for RCVS Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council . Nominations will remain open until 5pm on Tuesday … Read more

West Midlands referral center appoints former RVN as its Hospital Director – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Tom Reilly, a former RVN, has been appointed Hospital Director at Willows Veterinary Center and Referral Center in Solihull. Tom, pictured on the right with Managing Director, Toby Gemmill, first joined Willows in 2011 as a member of its medicine and high-dependency RVN team. He subsequently established the role of patient flow manager at Willows, … Read more