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  • Vet Charity Challenge 2015 – Sign up now before it’s too late

    Vet Charity Challenge 2015 – Sign up now before it’s too late


    Come and join the fun of the Vet Charity Challenge.
    This year the event takes place on Saturday 26th September at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. The Vet Charity Challenge is a one day event for team of four which pulls together a series of physical tasks with puzzle solving challenges. Working with your team, you will tackle a course of walking or running, cycling and kayaking.
    Over the past three years the Challenge has raised over £100,000 for a variety of animal based charities....
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  • Local Vet Raises £2,000 for Type 1 Diabetes Charity with Coast to Coast Cycle Ride

    Vet Andrew Draper from the Oak House Veterinary Centre in Mapperley has raised almost £2,000 for the charity JDRF, by cycling Coast to Coast from Morecambe on the West coast to Whitby on the East coast. He undertook the three-day ride on 4, 5 and 6 June with his brother Jonathan, and colleagues from Oak House Veterinary Centre and the White Rose Clinic in York.

    Four years ago, Andrew's then eight year old son, Jack, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Since then, he has had to...
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  • Review of approach to issuing animal test certificates for veterinary medicines

    Overview

    Animal test certificates are issued by the VMD to permit the use of a veterinary medicine in a clinical field trial, to allow the procurement and supply of that veterinary medicine and to enable produce from treated animals to enter the food chain.
    Clinical field trials have the specific purpose of making observations on the safety or efficacy, or both, of an unauthorised veterinary medicine administered by a veterinary surgeon in the course of treating or preventing a disease
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  • Dangerous disinfectants – how cleaning your patio could put your cat in danger

    With the summer here, many of us will be spending more time outdoors, enjoying and
    sprucing up our gardens. However, before you clean your patio, think carefully if you own a
    cat. Many patio cleaners contain benzalkonium chloride, a chemical that can be toxic to cats,
    with exposed cats potentially suffering severe reactions and even occasionally death.

    As part of the charity International Cat Care’s Keeping Cats Safe campaign, the danger to
    cats from benzalkonium...
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  • ISFM/Hill’s Award goes to Karen Moriello

    ISFM/Hill’s Award goes to Karen Moriello

    Karen Moriello, DVM DipACVD, has been presented with the International Society of Feline
    Medicine (ISFM)/Hill’s Pet Nutrition Award for Outstanding Contributions to Feline Medicine
    at the ISFM European Congress in Porto, Portugal, at the beginning of July.

    Dr Moriello whose name is synonymous with feline dermatology, was a keynote speaker at
    the congress, which was attended by nearly 500 delegates from 38 countries. During the
    event she presented seven informative...
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  • CVS Strengthens Small Animal Referrals Presence

    CVS Strengthens Small Animal Referrals Presence

    CVS (UK) Ltd has strengthened its presence in the small animal veterinary referrals sector with the acquisition of the Dovecote Veterinary Hospital, based in Castle Donington near Derby.


    The Dovecote offers a full range of referral services including the latest digital X-ray, MRI and CT scanning capability. Its directors, Andrew Robinson, a European RCVS-recognised specialist in small Animal Surgery, and Alison Robinson have been appointed joint Clinical Directors.
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  • New Territory Manager for Virbac

    New Territory Manager for Virbac

    Virbac has expanded its Territory Manager team with the appointment of Miss Jennifer (Jen) Fox RVN as a dedicated Companion Animal Territory Manager for Kent and Sussex. Jen has extensive practice experience, having worked most recently as a Senior Nurse in a specialist referral centre in Surrey. Before that, she worked as a VN for three years in Sydney, Australia.

    Commenting on her new role, she said: "It's a great time to be joining Virbac with some exciting new products already
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  • Strike now against blowflies

    Strike now against blowflies

    Farmers waiting to see instances of blowfly strike in their area before taking action are advised to urgently consider preventative treatment, as conditions become ideal for fast and potentially devastating cases of strike to occur.

    Blowflies will be seen every year and have already been reported on farms across the UK and Ireland, however despite the slow start to the season the blowfly population will have been steadily increasing. Coupled with recent warm temperatures, the next few
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  • AVBA Conference - 8th - 10th October 2015 i- Melbourne, Australia

    AVBA Conference - 8th - 10th October 2015 i- Melbourne, Australia

    The AVBA Conference is being held on 8th - 10th October 2015 in Melbourne, Australia

    The theme of the conference is "The Essence of Veterinary Business"

    More information and registrations (soon to open) are available on our website www.avba.com.au

    specifically http://www.avba.com.au/Events/2015AV...onference.aspx...
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  • BCF help local community with after-school club makeover

    BCF help local community with after-school club makeover

    The team at BCF Technology were asked to help re-junvinate a local after-school club. Their building was in desperate need of some care and attention.

    Marketing Director Jason Rogers commented, ”At BCF Technology we believe in helping our local communities. I visited the site at the start of the school holidays, and saw the scale of the task. I did think that the job was simply too big for our team. There are about 40 of us based at our global headquarters at Bellshill near Glasgow....
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