RVC student stars in campaign to inspire young people

A veterinary nurse and fourth-year vet student is leading a new campaign that it is hoped will inspire young people from all backgrounds to consider a career in the veterinary professions. Remi Onabolu – an RVC student who works as both a locum VN and for the careers group Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify – features … Read more

BVA Young Vet of the Year 2022 announced

A mixed animal vet from Aberystwyth praised for her “exceptional dedication” has been crowned BVA Young Vet of the Year 2022. Hannah Hunt collected the prestigious award at the BVA’s gala dinner at the London Marriott Hotel in Canary Wharf, where she was recognized for her passion and exceptional dedication across multiple species, including farm … Read more

5 Signs Your Dog Will Die Young

No matter how long a dog lives, it’s never long enough! If you’re like me, you’d do anything to give your dog the longest, happiest life possible. In this article, we’ll cover some of the signs that your dog may not reach the ripe old age of their potential. If you notice any of the … Read more

BVA announces Young Vet of the Year award shortlist

The BVA has announced the finalists for the 2022 Young Vet of the Year Award. Alison Brough, Kirsty French and Hannah Hunt have been shortlisted from more than 100 entries for the prize, which is supported by Zoetis. The winner of the award, which celebrates the work and innovation of vets in the early stages … Read more

This Young Vet Runs A Clinic Providing Free Care To Homeless People’s Dogs

Ruby Shorrock is only 24-years-old, but she has already managed to graduate veterinary school, open a revolutionary new clinic, and selflessly serve the pets – and humans – of her community. The young vet is an inspiration to the homeless men and women she helps, as well as the entire veterinary community who have taken … Read more

Cytology findings from a skin nodule in a young dog

A five-month-old boxer presented for recent onset of a small, raised, dome-shaped skin lesion on the head. The veterinarian performed a fine needle aspirate of the lesion and submitted the slides to an external laboratory for cytological examination. The submitted smears (Figure 1) are highly cellular with adequate preservation. The background is slightly basophilic with … Read more

Young country diary: Grandma’s favorite walk was to see the herons | Birds

Today I felt ready to go on Grandma’s walk. Mum thought it would help me. Grandma died suddenly last month. Her favorite walk was Berry’s Den, which is a beautiful, wooded area on an estate. We would walk through together at least once a week. There are two ponds inhabited by ducks, herons and swans … Read more

Young farm vets taken under mentors’ wings in new initiative

A Welsh project working with farmers and vets to promote proactive flock and herd health management is helping create a blueprint for animal welfare, sustainability and efficiency. The Stoc+ Project, led by Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), is one strand of the Red Meat Development Program – a five-year Welsh Government and European Union-funded initiative. As … Read more

Role of trace elements in cattle reproduction and young stock

Approximately 73 trace elements are found in the body. Some (cobalt, copper, iodine, selenium, zinc and others) are essential for normal cattle health and production, even though they comprise less than 0.01% of the total mass of an organism; some have no known roles; and some can also be toxic (Rabiee et al, 2010). They … Read more