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

Vets Now Glasgow adds neurology service

The Vets Now Hospital in Glasgow has launched a new neurology and neurosurgery service. Headed up by Katia Marioni-Henry, the service started seeing patients last month, with the first case being a paralyzed French bulldog helped to walk again. Rapid treatment Dr Marioni-Henry said: “This is absolutely the best place to be brought in an … 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

Canadian company launches mobile app to help vets practice virtually

Vet telehealth and pet care marketplace platform Vetster has launched a mobile app to help vets connect with their clients. Complementing the Canadian company’s existing web app, the Vetster for Veterinarians app was unveiled to the UK market during the London Vet Show (17 to 18 November). Vetster said the app has been designed with … Read more

Registration opens to farm vets for sustainability training course

Registration has now opened for the next cohort of farm veterinary professionals to join a training course on sustainability in the livestock sector. Vet Sustain and VetSalus have teamed up to offer their online course, “A veterinary approach to sustainable food and farming”, with a fresh cohort able to apply from November 31. A self-paced, … Read more

‘Be fair’ and help owners who choose raw food, vets and scientists urged

Vets must adapt to clients’ wishes to feed their pet a raw diet, rather than arguing against them, the Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS) president has warned. Amaya Espindola also called for the dietary approach to be treated fairly, amid recent academic criticism over the perceived risks of spreading harmful resistant bacteria. Speaking on the … Read more

Equine vets urged to do more routine testing before prescribing antimicrobials

More needs to be done to encourage the use of routine culture and sensitivity testing before antimicrobials are prescribed in equine practice, RVC researchers say. The call follows the publication of a new study, thought to be the first of its kind, examining the treatment of more than 60,000 equids registered at nearly 40 practices … Read more

And now an app that vets can offer remote consultations on … – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Vetster has launched a mobile app for Android and iOS through which veterinary surgeons practicing on Vetster can offer remote consultations to pet owners. Mark Bordo, CEO and CoFounder, Vetster.com, said: “Our new mobile app is one more way we can provide veterinary professionals with a flexible platform to connect with pet parents in between … Read more

Pennard Vets leads the way with sustainability accreditation

An employee-owned veterinary practice group has become the first in Europe to achieve B Corp accreditation for the standard of its social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Pennard Vets has joined some of the world’s biggest brands, including The Body Shop, BrewDog, Ben and Jerry’s, and Innocent Drinks, in achieving the standard. Transformational Veterinary … Read more