Veterinary personnel in Northern Ireland are to benefit from a confidential service staffed by specially trained colleagues at a local level.

5 mins

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service is to host a series of refresher courses throughout 2018, aimed at keeping vets and VNs up to date in small animal toxicology.

3 mins

Cardiologists in the US are researching the use of transvenous electrical cardioversion, a procedure that utilises an electric shock through carefully placed electrodes in the heart.

5 mins

A research paper identifies high dose rate brachytherapy, which does not produce any significant acute adverse effects, as the best way of treating periorbital sarcoids in horses.

7 mins

Merial Animal Health-organised webinar on bovine neonatal diarrhoea will be presented by independent veterinary consultant Alan Murphy, and cover prevention and control measures.

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Complex areas of feline dentistry will be covered by Peter Southerden, a highly respected European specialist, during a CPD event in November.

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Veterinary personnel in Northern Ireland are to benefit from a confidential service staffed by specially trained colleagues at a local level.

5 mins

The Veterinary Poisons Information Service is to host a series of refresher courses throughout 2018, aimed at keeping vets and VNs up to date in small animal toxicology.

3 mins

Locum RVN Jo Hinde applauds social network giant's change in commerce policy to prevent sales of animals, but insists more needs to be done to stop problematic adverts appearing in the first place.

5 mins

The University of Bristol’s post-grad nursing programme will give VNs the chance to increase their knowledge of clinical governance and evidence-based practice.

4 mins

Plucky pups and courageous cats are being given the spotlight for 2018’s VN Times calendar, with veterinary nurses who supply entries being in with the chance of winning a £1,000 Amazon voucher.

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“It was just like having a new baby” – RVNs step up to care for poorly pup with around-the-clock care, taking it home, and feeding it every three hours.

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Abaxis UK says the VetScan cPL Rapid Test “completely eradicates questionable results” and the need to send out for additional testing, potentially saving practices money.

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“Group four anthelmintics should be used only as part of a careful designed strategy for the individual farm and it is imperative this strategy is worked out with a vet,” says Sheep Veterinary Society.

7 mins

Handheld unit developed in Canada is capable of differentiating between Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus uberis infections within two minutes during mastitis cases.

4 mins

Highly palatable product offers slow-release energy and easy hydration in what has been hailed the world’s first complete, 100% liquid fibre-based diet.

5 mins

Carprodyl Quadri's four dosage strengths allow for more accurate prescribing for a dog’s weight.

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Prilactone Next, launched by Ceva Animal Health, is an improved spironolactone treatment, available in 10mg, 50mg and 100mg presentations.

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White Cross Vets branches in Merseyside are aiming to raise at least £5,000 for Alder Hey Children's Charity by donating £1 for every pet they vaccinate.

6 mins

Delegates attending the British Veterinary Zoological Society's first annual conference will benefit from three days of CPD and a packed social programme.

2 mins

Cygnus and Arcturus – who live in the same home in Michigan – are among the wildlife and domestic pets to feature in the 2018 edition of Guinness World Records.

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With an increasing amount of owners treating pet death in a similar way to losing a family member, requests for personalised pet cremations are on the rise, said the APPCC.

7 mins

Practice co-owner took on the Windermere One Way challenge to swim the entire length of one of the Lake District’s most famous waters in aid of a mental health charity.

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AHT equine research project to develop evidence-based guidelines finds adverse influence of less than ideally fitting tack was accentuated markedly by heavier riders.

5 mins

SPVS and MMI launch Vet Wellbeing Awards to celebrate practices and places of work that focus on the well-being and mental health of staff.

3 mins

“I wanted to be able to provide a good quality service based on more traditional values where the clients would be able to see the same vet on each visit” – practice owner Alastair Ball.

3 mins

South-west’s largest equine veterinary group joins CVS' rapidly growing equine division as it looks to further its standing as a centre of excellence.

5 mins

Three lucky readers can each win a ticket to the SPVS/VPMA event, which will feature Pets at Home‘s Gordon Dunn, Lizzie Lockett from the RCVS and Vet Help Direct’s Susie Samuel, among others.

2 mins

Managing director Alison Lambert to make her second appearance at the Veterinary Business Group summit in Australia, where she will speak about how practices can improve their customer experience.

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Jonathan Bray, who opted to swap New Zealand's scenery for that of Surrey's during a three-month sabbatical, will now stay on at Fitzpatrick Referrals.

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