Should I use my vet’s recommended insurer?

Nobody wants to contemplate their furry friend being unwell. Sadly, however, most pets will need veterinary treatment at some point in their lives… some more often than others! It’s important to be prepared for this, and pet insurance is a great way to be prepared financially. However, choosing a pet insurance can be confusing! Let’s take a closer look.

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Sustainability course for farm vets to launch

A training course on sustainability aimed at farm vets and paraprofessionals is being rolled out next week. Vet Sustain and VetSalus are teaming up to offer the online learning course “A veterinary approach to sustainable food and farming”. The course has been designed as a self-paced, 10-module program that is expected to take between four … Read more

Vets Now introduces menopause support for staff – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Following the campaigning work of the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, journalist Alice Smellie and others to raise awareness of the menopause, Vets Now has launched Peppy, a new app to support those of its staff who are going through it. Alice and Mariella, who co-authored the book Cracking the Menopause, met with MPs earlier this month … Read more

RCVS to issue revised clinical and ethics guidance for vets

New clinical and ethical guidance on practice and research issues for vets is set to be published by the RCVS this week. The update to its Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons will also include specific advice on clinical veterinary research (CVR), where procedures are performed both for the animal’s benefit and to generate … Read more

Charity’s joy as vets rebuild Walter’s face after attack by mother

A midlands animal charity has thanked vets and its supporters for their efforts to save a five-week-old puppy that was attacked by its own mother. The dachshund, named Walter, was initially taken to local vets to be euthanised before the Wolverhampton-based group, Wings and Paws Rescue, stepped in. Extensive surgery Instead, he was sent to … Read more

What does “OOH” mean on a vet’s website, and is it important?

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When choosing a veterinary practice, you may have had a look at a few websites. One of the terms that may have come up during your research is the ‘OOH’ provision. What is this though, and what does it mean on a practical level? Let’s explore this further.

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Are there specialist cancer vets?

Finding out that your beloved pet has cancer can be a very difficult and anxious time for any owner. So it’s reassuring to know that there are vets who are specially trained in treating this frightening disease. Veterinary cancer specialists, or Oncologists, have undergone a specialist program of training and study; learning the latest treatments and techniques to diagnose and treat cancers in animals. Most veterinary oncologists mainly treat cats and dogs who have been referred by their regular veterinary surgeon.

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What does ‘Veterinary Hospital’ mean on a vets website and is it important?

Home » All Posts » New Pet » What does ‘Veterinary Hospital’ mean on a vets website and is it important?

All veterinary practices have a minimum standard of care they must provide to all animals. Above this minimum standard, veterinary practices are able to offer varying levels of care with varying numbers of diagnostic tests, medications and hospitalization lengths. Being a ‘Veterinary Hospital’ means the practice is often able to offer the highest level of quality care, due to the facilities, space, working hours and skill level within the practice. This is administered through the Practice Standards Scheme.

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Vets Now announces ECC Congress line-up

Vets Now has opened bookings today (17 June) for the emergency and critical care (ECC) congress, back as an in-person event after two years online. Søren Boysen from the University of Calgary and Sophie Adamantos from Paragon Referrals in Wakefield will be among the high-profile speakers, while Victoria Gosling, chief executive of GB Snowsport, will … Read more