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  • CT Scanner – First for general small animal vet group

    CT Scanner – First for general small animal vet group


    A general small animal vet practice has invested a significant amount in the latest, life-saving CT scanner technology.
    Shola Idowu, Joint Venture Partner of Basildon Companion Care said "We're delighted to be one of the first, if not the first general small animal vet practice in the UK to be able to offer this revolutionary service of advanced scanning capability to our patients.”

    The Toshiba Astelion Advance CT system is designed to provide outstanding imaging performance.
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  • ScratchTracker™ App leaflet now available

    ScratchTracker™ App leaflet now available

    Elanco Animal Health has launched an informative leaflet on the company's ScratchTracker™ App, which provides owners with a simple way to monitor pruritus in their pet and share the results with their vet.
    The leaflet provides owners with an overview of the useful App and the scoring scale that has been developed by veterinary dermatologists which is proven to be an accurate and consistent way for pet owners to assess pruritus in dogs. The App helps veterinary surgeons track how a dog is...
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  • Health for Animals say now is the time to take the bite out of deadly rabies


    4th annual World Zoonosis Day – 6th July 2015 · Leading voices unite in call to work together to stop the preventable disease that causes 60,000 deaths annually
    · New infographic highlights the increasing zoonosis threat and the need to take action now









    Brussels, 6thJuly 2015 – Rabies is a zoonotic disease meaning that it can be transmitted from infected animals to humans, e.g. through a bite from a dog...
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    Last edited by Kristina Kisbee; Today, 05:57 AM.

  • New Mini-Modular Special Interest Courses from Improve

    New Mini-Modular Special Interest Courses from Improve



    Veterinary CPD provider Improve International is to launch new 'mini-modular' courses in four special interest areas. The courses aim to fill a gap for veterinary surgeons who would like to develop a more in-depth knowledge of the topics - Dentistry, Oncology, Neurology and Ultrasound - than they would gain on a one day course but without undertaking a complete Certificate programme.

    Set to start in Autumn 2015, the Dentistry, Oncology and Neurology courses provide two
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  • Katherine Eitel returns to the UK for SPVS/VPMA Focus on HR Day.

    Katherine Eitel returns to the UK for SPVS/VPMA Focus on HR Day.


    Focus on Human Resources – a brand new event for 2015
    Wednesday 14th October, Leamington Spa
    Katherine Eitel returns to the UK for SPVS/VPMA Focus on HR Day.

    The SPVS-VPMA Focus on HR day is our response to the growing challenge of delivering excellent HR within veterinary practice.

    We are really excited to have persuaded Katherine Eitel across from California for this event. Katherine runs the internationally renowned 'Lioness Learning' and wowed delegates...
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  • Vetstream Supports Asian Veterinary Development with Free Vet School Access to its Digital Reference Content

    Vetstream is to offer its online clinical resources to Asian veterinary schools free of charge. The company, a leading supplier of digital reference content to the veterinary profession, is providing 12 month licenses to ten veterinary schools in South East Asia in order to support the development of young veterinarians in these countries. Veterinary schools set to benefit include the University of the Philippines Los Banos, Bogor University in Indonesia and the Universiti Putra in Malaysia....
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    Last edited by Kristina Kisbee; 26-06-2015, 01:13 PM.

  • Feline-focused webinars hit the mark

    Feline-focused webinars hit the mark

    A series of feline-specific webinars have hit the mark with its target audience of veterinary nurses and technicians. The webinars, run by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), have attracted, on average, 500 views per webinar – a combination of attendees on the day and post-event downloads.

    The monthly webinars, supported by Royal Canin, are part of ISFM’s drive to provide high quality information to the veterinary nursing community. The webinars are offered free by
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  • Undocumented CPD allowance for vets and VNs to be discontinued

    Undocumented CPD allowance for vets and VNs to be discontinued

    As of the beginning of next year we will no longer be allowing veterinary surgeons or veterinary nurses to enter undocumented continuing professional development (CPD) on their records.

    On Monday 29 June, the Veterinary Nursing Education Committee decided to discontinue the annual allowance of five hours of ad hoc, undocumented private study for veterinary nurses. This is in line with a decision made by the Education Committee in May to discontinue the equivalent allowance for veterinary
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  • The veterinary future's bright, but levels of stress causing concern, says Vet Futures survey

    Vets are generally positive about the future of the UK veterinary profession, with 59% saying they are very or fairly optimistic in a new survey of more than 600 veterinary surgeons and students.
    But vets also highlighted the need to reduce stress – the single highest priority goal for the future, with nearly a fifth (19%) of respondents choosing it from a long list of options – and secure greater public recognition for the profession.
    The survey was carried out as part of Vet ...
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  • Dog owners say 'big brother' society can get lost and plan to rebel against new microchipping laws


    A survey of pet owners carried out by online retailer MedicAnimal has revealed that many pet owners will rebel against compulsory microchipping legislation – of those whose dogs are not chipped only one in four intend to comply by the April deadline. Comments made by pet owners about the move included complaints about ‘government dictatorship’, an attack on ‘freedom of choice’, ‘big brother’ mentality and anger that the initiative penalises responsible dog owners.
    Welfare was another...
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