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The year of the cattitude : treat your team
THE YEAR OF THE CATTITUDE: WHY NOT TREAT YOUR TEAM, CLIENTS AND THEIR FELINES VIA THE DEVELOPING CATTITUDE COURSE?
**Next available dates booking now!**
January 25, Leicester.
February 14, Stirling
March 28 Swinton
April 13 Enfield.
International Cat Care is aiming for 2017 to be the most cat-friendly year so far – so why not consider a fresh approach for the new year and get your team involved with the Developing Cattitude course.
Time running out to register for virtual CPD course
- Vets and VNs urged to scrub up on infection control for the new year, with the return of the “Practical Infection Control” course, created by The Bella Moss Foundation and ONCORE Online Learning
- The next three-week online CPD course starts on January 30, costs £129 and counts for eight hours CPD
NOAH paper aims to give clarity to critically important antibiotics debate
NOAH has prepared a briefing document for veterinary surgeons to help clarify what antibiotic classes should be considered as critically important antibiotics – those classified as such by scientific assessment by the European Medicines Agency.
The responsible use of antibiotics termed critically important is an important strand in the UK policy to fight antibiotic resistance development.
However there is much confusion about which antibiotics should be considered...
Leadership, innovation and culture change focus for three-year strategic planRCVS have published our Strategic Plan for 2017 to 2019, which has a focus on developing leadership within the veterinary professions, encouraging innovation, and further extending a learning culture as a counter to the ‘blame’ culture that exists in some parts of the profession.
The Strategic Plan was developed throughout the course of 2016 with input from a number of stakeholders including RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses Council, key committees and College staff.
2017 NOAH Compendium published
The 2017 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published and a free copy of the book posted to every veterinary practice in the UK.
The NOAH Compendium is also available online at www.noahcompendium.co.uk, and was launched as a smartphone app in November 2016. The book remains a welcome and essential information source for busy vets in practice and other prescribers and users of animal medicines. A special edition of the book for SQPs, commissioned...
Dermatology PgC Recognised by RCVS as Qualification for AP Status
Veterinary CPD provider, Improve International has announced that its Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Small Animal Dermatology has been recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as an eligible entry qualification for Advanced Practitioner status. The company’s clinical taught programme in dermatology aims to provide an updated and practical approach to this challenging area of practice, utilising a combination of review lectures, case-based discussions and practical...
Glittering Host for VMA Awards!
The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) has announced that Paralympic icon and world record holder, Danny Crates, is to host its flagship annual awards event at the Lancaster Hotel in London in March.
VMA Chair Claire Edmunds is thrilled with the announcement: “Danny is widely considered one of the greatest British disability athletes of all-time. In a glittering career he won every major title including the Paralympic World Cup.
“Since retiring from international...
Compassion Understood focuses on attrition at SPVS/VPMA congress
Find out why going the extra mile with end-of-life care can help improve your bottom line
Compassion Understood will be attending the SPVS/VPMA congress on the 26th - 28th January at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport. With an increasing number of practices putting pet loss at the forefront of client care, visitors to the stand can find out why going the extra mile with end-of-life care can help decrease client attrition following the loss of a pet.
Four veterinary practices...
BVNA communication portal grows into 2017
Lucky veterinary nurse Clare Jones has received a New Year treat after she was drawn as the winner of the BVNA’s December #VNVoice competition.
Clare won £400 of shopping vouchers after she signed up and completed the December poll questions on the BVNA members’ forum.
The latest polls (5&6) asked VNs for their experiences when it comes to giving advice on pets to clients, nurse consulting, and whether they offer advice on certain clinical conditions as a VN within their practice....
Veale Wasbrough Vizards to be joined by healthcare specialist Lockharts
Sector specialist law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) is delighted to announce that it is continuing its growth strategy and will be joined by London based Lockharts, another leading healthcare practice with effect from 30 January 2017.
Ben Willis, Head of Healthcare at VWV said:
"Lockharts is a well-established legal practice with an excellent reputation for supporting healthcare specialists. I am delighted to announce that we will merge with effect...
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