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  • Campaign launches to highlight the risk of parasite home invaders

    Campaign launches to highlight the risk of parasite home invaders


    With the UK still experiencing low temperatures outside, centrally heated homes provide welcome environments for parasites to thrive in and can become breeding grounds, according to experts.

    As part of its 2015 parasite protection initiative, Bayer Animal Health - makers of Advocate, Drontal and Profender - are launching ‘Home Invaders’, a national campaign that will shine a light on the fleas and intestinal worms that live on our pets and in our homes. It aims to educate pet...
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  • New website keeps vets informed about value of MRI diagnostics

    New website keeps vets informed about value of MRI diagnostics

    Winner of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Hallmarq MRI, has recently launched a new website www.hallmarq.net providing vets with everything they need to know about standing equine and companion animal MRI.
    By designing and manufacturing MRI specifically for veterinary patients, Hallmarq has been able to reduce the barriers to MRI as a feasible option for veterinary practices. The new website busts the myths about use of MRI in a veterinary context, especially around areas such as costs...
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  • First-ever non-surgical neutering conference comes to Europe

    First-ever non-surgical neutering conference comes to Europe


    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of International
    Cat Care, will be working with the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D), to
    bring the first-ever non-surgical neutering conference to Europe. This will also be the first
    one ever to be dedicated to cats.

    The conference will take place on Wednesday 1 July 2015, the day before the start of the
    main ISFM European Congress in Porto, Portugal. The...
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  • Northwest Surgeons expands into Neurology

    Northwest Surgeons expands into Neurology


    Northwest Surgeons, the latest addition to the Pets at Home Vet offer, is delighted to announce the
    expansion of its clinical specialisms into the field of neurology, with the appointment of Dr Lorenzo
    Golini.


    Dr Golini underwent residency training in neurology & neurosurgery at the University of Zurich
    where he remained as a clinician after his residency. He holds the European Diploma in Veterinary
    Neurology and a Master’s degree in behavioural
    ...
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  • State-of-the-art Scanner Arrives at Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

    State-of-the-art Scanner Arrives at Wanstead Veterinary Hospital

    Thanks to an investment of more than £200,000, one of the veterinary world's most advanced CT scanners has just been installed at the Wanstead Veterinary Hospital. It means that owners of pets requiring CT scans in East London and surrounding areas will, for the first time, be able to have the procedure undertaken without having to travel further afield.

    CT (Computed Tomography) scanning is a type of X-Ray examination, performed using a rotating X-ray tube which allows veterinary
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  • Debt, Stock, and Recruitment tops the bill at VPMA Wales Regional Meeting

    Gloucestershire and Welsh veterinary practices are being urged to book quickly for an upcoming VPMA Regional Meeting, held by organiser Melvyn Wilkins. Melvyn’s meetings are always very popular and the topics for the meeting to be held on the 24th June in Neath, South Wales, are sure to draw lots of interest.

    A talk on ‘Bad debt: Prevention and Cost-Effective Cure’ by Mike Brooks of dsl, a debt collection and credit control agency, kicks off the meeting. Melvyn was keen to have the
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  • CVS Diversifies into Grooming

    CVS Diversifies into Grooming

    CVS is opening grooming studios in practices across the UK in a move it says is in response to frequent demands from clients to recommend groomers in their area. Operating under the brand MiGroomers, studios are already open in two of its practices in Nottingham, The Priory Veterinary Group and The Orchard Veterinary Centre, as well as in Bridge House Vets in nearby Mansfield. Another has just opened in the Haygate Veterinary Centre in Telford with more set to open in the Old Golf House Veterinary...
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  • First Winner of WSAVA Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee's Competitive Travel Grant Announced




    The first recipient of a Competitive Travel Grant from the WSAVA's Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC) to help a veterinarian aiming to pursue a career in animal welfare to gain experience has been announced.

    Dutch veterinarian Lisa Dietz, who qualified from the University of Utrecht in 2014, was awarded the $5,000 grant to enable her to travel to the UK to carry out a project to develop a new cognitive bias test for movement-impaired dogs. The project...
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  • WSAVA Calls for Global Solidarity to End Animal Pain at 2015 World Congress



    At a press briefing to mark the start of its 2015 World Congress the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) called on its member associations to focus on ending animal pain. The WSAVA's Global Pain Council (GPC) has developed the GPC Global Pain Recognition, Assessment and Management Guidelines for use by veterinarians working anywhere in the world and GPC member and WSAVA President Elect Dr Walt Ingwersen and GPC member Paulo Steagall called on members present to step...
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  • HBLB launches new Equine Post Doctoral Fellowship

    HBLB launches new Equine Post Doctoral Fellowship

    The Horserace Betting Levy Board is inviting applications for a new Equine Post Doctoral Fellowship award to commence in 2016.
    The HBLB is looking for exceptional PhDs, with a veterinary degree recognised by the RCVS, and with the skills and aptitude to develop an academic or clinical academic career in equine veterinary sciences with particular focus on Thoroughbred racing, breeding and rearing.
    The Equine Post Doctoral Fellowship, tenable for three years, will be available...
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