August 2019

Primary and secondary school students find out what it’s like to be a vet in a two-day event organised by the RVC and Bayer.

4 mins

An American study found, from 1979 to 2015, vets died by suicide between 2 and 3.5 times more often than the general US population, reflecting the findings of a systematic review published in 2010.

6 mins

Vets and VNs – along with family, friends and clients – have climbed more than 3,500ft to raise money for Welsh animal charity.

2 mins

A professional dog groomer has sparked a social media debate after dying the legs and tail of her toy poodle pink. She has vigorously defended her right to give her pet a colour makeover.

3 mins

The platform, which is in development, will enable veterinary professionals to access a “one-stop shop” CPD management solution.

6 mins

Open water swimmers are exhausted, but bring home the cash for The Cinnamon Trust charity after crossing one of Europe’s largest man-made reservoirs.

4 mins

A future Labour government says trading, training and keeping primates would be made a criminal offence.

3 mins

The widely anticipated manual is a comprehensive starting point on medicine and surgery for a fast-growing sector of animal ownership, says association.

4 mins

Researchers investigated the patterns of acquiring and clearing these nasal microbes, which have not previously been studied in detail. 

6 mins

Call for employees who are grieving following the death of a family animal to be allowed time off work.

4 mins

World-first study reveals dogs are able to detect lung infections at ultra-low concentrations.

3 mins

High level Campylobacter contamination has decreased considerably, but remains high in smaller retailers, butchers and independents.

2 mins

Researchers disagree with traditional theory that cats ingest grass to make themselves throw up when they are feeling ill.

5 mins

Investigations are ongoing, but at present this appears to be unrelated to the cases in Devon and Dorset earlier in the year.

3 mins

Picnicking Romanian tourists have been blamed for spreading the deadly haemorrhagic disease by the Bulgarian prime minister.

4 mins

New research investigating a rare, but aggressive, cancer – histiocytic sarcoma – will be hugely beneficial to one of the UK’s native gun dogs.

4 mins

Anonymised data, obtained through practice management software programs revealed – even after cats matured from the kitten phase – their weight still increased up to approximately eight years old.

4 mins

Data reveals the number of dogs diagnosed with lymphoma referred to UK specialists is low, with almost half of patients listed in study being euthanised without further treatment.

4 mins

Select committee calls for evidence into illegal smuggling of dogs from European Union into UK.

5 mins

Data shows 2018 was the worst yet for complaints about the puppy trade in England to the RSPCA’s 24-hour emergency hotline.

5 mins