LVS reveals its sector’s first 30 Under Thirty

An initiative dedicated to fostering talent in the veterinary industry has today (September 23) unveiled its first alumni. The Vet Show 30 Under Thirty initiative, founded by the London Vet Show in partnership with Pioneer Veterinary Products, was set up to create and elevate tomorrow’s veterinary leaders by giving them a chance to attend networking … Read more

Skirts to syringes: recycling earns York practice Green award

A veterinary practice that launched a clothing bank on behalf of charity so clients could drop off unwanted items has earned a prestigious award. The Minster Veterinary Practice in York encouraged everyone to recycle old clothes and turn them into cash for its chosen charity, The Cinnamon Trust. The bank, operated at the Salisbury Road … Read more

Welsh vets deliver vital rabies protection to the Malawi community

A Welsh practice team has taken its skills to one of the world’s poorest countries to help reduce the spread of rabies there. Staff from the Mochdre Veterinary Practice in Conwy vaccinated hundreds of animals against the disease in just three days at the Illovo Sugar estate in Malawi. The work was carried out in … Read more

‘They will get you in a headlock’: Australians warned off pet kangaroos after second death in 100 years | Wildlife

Kangaroos are often considered friend, not foe. But the marsupial’s reputation took a hit this week when a 77-year-old Western Australian man was killed by the pet western gray he hand-reared from a joey. As Peter Eades lay dying on his Redmond farm, 398km south of Perth, the police were forced to shoot the three-year-old … Read more

New five-point plan launches to reduce the impact of parasiticides on the environment

The BVA, BSAVA and British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) have launched a new resource to help veterinary professionals practice responsible use of parasiticide products for dogs and cats. A five-point plan has been created to help reduce the impact of parasiticide use following results from BVA’s 2021 July Voice of the Veterinary Profession mini survey, … Read more

VetPartners unveils long-term environmental charity link

VetPartners has announced a new long-term charitable partnership that aims to help protect some of the world’s most vulnerable species and habitats. The group is linking up with the World Land Trust (WLT) to help fund the purchase of at-risk lands and tree-planting programs, with a guaranteed minimum annual donation of £5,000. VetPartners said it … Read more

‘Once in a generation’ scheme to restore nature in 22 areas across England | Wildlife

Ambitious schemes by farmers and landowners to restore nature and reduce flooding while still producing food will be supported by the government in 22 locations across England. The landscape recovery scheme is being hailed by land managers and conservationists as the most “exciting and important” step in a generation to restore lost biodiversity. Projects include … Read more

BSAVA returns to Scotland with Alba 2022

The BSAVA is returning to Scotland with a weekend of CPD, networking and ceilidh dancing being offered at BSAVA Alba in September. Taking place from 16 to 17 September at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel in Polmont, Falkirk, BSAVA Alba delegates will have access to 28 lectures, 4 practicals and 10 hours of CPD. The program … Read more

Calls to cut bTB badger culling as species at ‘extinction risk’

Badgers could be pushed into extinction in some areas of England if a new round of culling, intended to reduce the spread of bTB, goes ahead, welfare groups have said. Representatives of six leading organizations have called for an immediate suspension of the program, arguing that the current drought and recent heatwaves have created “desperate” … Read more