September 2017

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Owner Ian Finlay: “He was not our cat – we were his humans and he never let us forget that. I think that was the secret to his long life”.

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An intricate procedure to remove rodent’s left eye involved operating vet Sarah Sheppard wearing magnifying goggles and using needles as fine as hair.

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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.

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Henry L’Eplattenier, ECVS chairman and clinical director of Southfields Veterinary Specialists, warns specilaist vet loss due to Brexit would mean a shortage of practitioners across the board.

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Rupert the dachshund arrived at Willows in Solihull weighing little more than a bag of sugar, winning the heart of VN Rebecca Jordan and finding himself a new home.

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World Horse Welfare is inviting vets to collaborate on a quality of life tool that will provide support for owners in assessing their individual equine.

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Results from a survey by The Kennel Club have revealed "hugely disappointing" and "reckless" attitudes from potential owners when it comes to buying a puppy.

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However, the virus continues to circulate in Europe and, as winter approaches, the UK CVO has urged vigilance as the risk of migratory wild birds infecting domestic poultry is likely to rise.

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Society urges all veterinary professionals to contribute towards its national salary survey, stating: “The more responses we get, the more you get back”.

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Two leading orthopaedic surgeons from Grove Referrals and ChesterGates Veterinary Referrals are celebrating after completing their hard-earned RCVS diplomas.

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Improve International says centre “offers an ideal training environment for delegates to accelerate their learning and take new skills back to their practice”.

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Defra-funded specialist body to provide bespoke advice to farmers on biosecurity and the risks associated with cattle movements and trading.

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Ten members are being sought for the independent scientific advisory committee that advises the Government department on matters relating to veterinary medicines.

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The end of a two-year global shortage of vaccine against bTB means the Government-backed Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme can resume in England.

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