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A six-week consultation begins today (29 January), where the Government is seeking views from industry and stakeholders for guidance expected to be available later this year.

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Members of the University of Nottingham SpiderLab group have plans to turn an old aquarium into a state-of-the-art “arachnarium” to house – and add – to its collection.

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Growth in its pet grooming and veterinary services has seen Pets at Home surge back to the top of the FTSE 250 after a glowing third quarter report.

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To support European Antibiotic Awareness Day, BEVA has made available two informative lectures – presented by Lord Sandy Trees and John Marshall – from its 2017 congress.

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President-elect of BEVA Renate Weller recognised as a teaching fellow for her national and international contribution to education and pedagogy.

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Researcher Matthew Parker said: “It’s too soon to know for certain if selenium in the diet will help or even cure the condition, but the crib-biting horses we tested were deficient in selenium.”

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Two leading veterinary anaesthetists from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine have headed south to join a specialist referral centre in Hampshire.

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MSD Animal Health’s academy development will be presented at London Vet Show to enable equine vets to build a strong preventive health care strategy.

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Nupsala Veterinary Services obtains rights to supply tissue processing product to veterinary practices using adipose-derived cells.

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In the first of a new series of business articles, legal expert Alan Kelly focuses on the trials and tribulations of selling a veterinary practice and advises owners to run their businesses “with one eye on the exit”.

Nick Marsh shares his frustrating, scary and fascinating encounters when attending clients’ houses, explaining how people’s behaviour differs from when they are in a veterinary practice environment.

To many new graduates, beginning a new year without a job would be cause for concern. For Jordan, however, it was a huge relief, having realised her first place of employment was, overall, a bad fit.

Nick Marsh highlights the crucial need to keep talking about mental health issues and offers his opinions as to why the veterinary profession, in particular, is plagued with this problem.

Liverpool student Louisa Price promotes the benefits of studying in a different country and explores why so few of her veterinary peers take up the opportunity.

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Continuing his focus on blood gas analysis, emergency veterinary surgeon Gerardo Poli discusses PCO2 levels and explains how to determine the cause of respiratory acidosis and alkalosis.

Jane RVN delves into the 90-odd pages of the RCVS' much-anticipated Schedule 3 survey report and digs out a couple of the gems contained within its pages for closer inspection.

In the third part of this series, Gerardo Poli explains how the direction of pH shift helps determine the primary disease process and whether a secondary disorder is also present.

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Peter Edmondson reviews a talk at the 2017 Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference focusing on interactions.

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Sonia Miles presents another Case Notes, this time on a three-year-old African pygmy hedgehog that initially presented after passing a small section of soft tissue material from her vulva.

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In the last of four Q&A videos on feline diabetes mellitus, Prof Stijn Niessen answers questions from Vet Times users on the topics of insulin and monitoring.

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Karen Walsh discusses studies into a variety of therapeutic options regarding canine and feline patients with this condition.

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Elisabetta Mancinelli presents the third part of a her series on spontaneous mammary tumours, this time focusing on hamsters and hedgehogs.

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Michael Head explores the use of advanced techniques for inseminating cows, focusing on a variety of available methods.

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Belinda Rose discusses the use of ovulatory induction agents and post-covering treatments in reducing early pregnancy loss in horses.

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RVN Michelle Cox talks readers through how her veterinary practice is helping frightened dogs cope with their much-needed trips to the clinic.

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Dan Skeldon highlights different management options VNs can help with and advise their clients on regarding degenerative joint disease in canine and feline pets.

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The end is nigh for Ruth Clooney-Power and her emergency and critical care certificate, financed by the VN Times bursary she won. You can do it, Ruth – you're so close!

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RVN Louise O'Dwyer takes a look at the therapy needed for – and the requirements of – critical pneumonia patients.

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RVN Sarah Nicholson spotlights a case that not only led to a unique treatment being undertaken, but a new pet for her, too...

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SVN and BVNA student council representative Jasmine Kilpatrick reminds readers of the importance of social media etiquette.

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Marge Chandler takes a look at cases in practice where these live microbial species may be of help to cats and dogs.

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VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard fills readers in on one of two open days at Mars’ Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition.

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Choosing which modalities to offer – and how much and when to invest – can be business-critical choices, as VBJ discovered when we spoke to Julien Labruyère at VetCT ...

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Developing a social media strategy is fundamental for your practice's ability to communicate with existing clients. However, as Justin Phillips states, it is also vital in attracting new pet owners and differentiating yourself from the others in town...

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Do we judge clients or roll our eyes at their never-ending excuses? Are we our clients’ worst enemy? Ernie Ward shares his experiences on “pet care shaming” and explains how your team can avoid inadvertently becoming a participant.

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Ray Girotti explains how being tight with standards and expectations, yet loose on how you allow your staff to achieve them, can create the right environment for teams can flourish.

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CPD can be a significant investment for a practice, but if it is well planned with good follow up it can be motivational and help deliver key practice objectives, as Nick Stuart explains.

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Libby Kemkaran-Thompson looks at how to make the most of two very different treatments for one of the most common age-related disorders.

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Jenny Stuart explains why ensuring your staff are fairly rewarded is vital to ensure your practice runs smoothly.

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A supreme court case has potentially opened the floodgates for employees to bring claims against their employers. Lawyer Chloe Themistocleous reports.

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