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  • Virbac sponsors Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Great British Dog Walk

    Virbac sponsors Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Great British Dog Walk



    Virbac are delighted to announce their sponsorship of The Great British Dog Walk, an annual event held in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People that sees 20 dog walks planned at picturesque locations across the UK with the final walk taking place at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire on 1stJuly.

    Hearing Dogs for Deaf People train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss and that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger
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  • BSAVA welcomes new President

    BSAVA welcomes new President



    Incoming BSAVA President Philip Lhermette will champion 21st centuryeducation, drive the veterinary agenda forward and build on the holistic vision of support for the profession established by his predecessor John Chitty.

    Philip Lhermette is looking forward to giving back to the profession he has loved for more than 35 years, by helping to tackle the challenges faced by small animal veterinary science.

    Three strategic themes will underpin his year in office,
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  • Veterinary practices urged to take feline blood pressure!

    Veterinary practices urged to take feline blood pressure!



    Veterinary practices are being urged to routinely take feline blood pressure at least once a year in cats over seven years of age, as recommended by ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine)1.

    The move follows recent research by Ceva Animal Health2which revealed that over 90% of veterinary surgeons agreed treating hypertension, in its own right, was beneficial.Senior cats have an increased risk of hypertension and vets have a high awareness as nearly 90% believed
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  • The VMG and VetLed tackle practice culture and well-being

    The VMG and VetLed tackle practice culture and well-being



    Performance is on the agenda at this whistle-stop UK roadshow, with the Veterinary Management Group and well-being gurus, VetLed. Learn how to build a positive practice culture that enhances individuals’ wellbeing and team performance, resulting in optimal patient care


    Veterinary well-being company VetLed has teamed up with the Veterinary Management Group (VMG – formerly the Veterinary Practice Management Association) to deliver the Performance in Practice roadshow, with multiple dates...
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  • Founder of Portuguese animal welfare organisation wins iCatCare’s Welfare Award


    Maria Pinto Teixeira, founder and CEO of the animal welfare organisation Animais de Rua

    Every year, as part of the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards, International Cat Care (iCatCare) recognises outstanding contributions to feline welfare with the International Cat Care Welfare Award. This award recognises individuals who are working on all levels, from hands-on welfare to collaborative work with governments and non-governmental organisations, to try to bring a cohesive approach to...
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  • Industry and Government Work Together to Implement New Protocol for Control of Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) in Great Britain

    New procedures now in place to safeguard equine population from future outbreaks.

    Collaboration between government veterinary authorities and the equine industry has put in place a new protocol in Great Britain for controlling any future outbreaks of the highly contagious venereal disease Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), which can cause sub-fertility in affected mares and can establish chronic infections in stallions.

    Any suspect cases of CEM must continue to be reported
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  • Dynamic wellness programme assured for VET Festival 2018

    Dynamic wellness programme assured for VET Festival 2018



    8th& 9thJune 2018 at Loseley Park, Surrey
    View the VET Festival 2017 highlights video on YouTube


    (L-R: Catherine Oxtoby, Professor Derk-Jan Dijk, Shan Cooper, James Earls, Lizzie Lockett, Gordon Roberts, Rosie Overfield, Stuart Robertson)

    Delegates at VET Festival 2018, in partnership with Centaur Services, will be encouraged to reflect on their career as well as personal development through a series of content centring on wellness. The outdoor...
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  • Vet group opens 450th practice

    Vet group opens 450th practice


    Pictured: The Mayor of Loughton, Councillor Philip Abraham, officially opens Vets4Pets Loughton, watched by Cheryl and the team


    An Essex veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse have opened the doors to Vets4Pets’ 450th practice.

    The Mayor of Loughton, Councillor Philip Abraham, officially opened the Vets4Pets Loughton veterinary surgery inside Pets at Home at the Epping Forest Shopping Park, before enjoying a guided tour of the bright and modern facility.
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  • EVJ explores the science and ethics of embryology

    EVJ explores the science and ethics of embryology


    Image: A 25‐day conceptus showing the embryo and division between the developing allantois (ventral) and regressing yolk sac (dorsal). Reproduced with permission from Equine Veterinary Journal from Allen, W.R. and Wilsher, S. (2018) Half a century of equine reproduction research and application: A veterinary tour de force. Equine Vet. J.50, 10–21.

    Embryology is a hotly contested subject across numerous species as it raises some difficult moral questions. TheEquine Veterinary...
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  • International Cat Care and the International Society of Feline Medicine launch CatCareforLife



    International Cat Care and its veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), were delighted to launch a new programme at BSAVA Congress. Entitled CatCareforLife, it is a blueprint for how a clinic and owner can work together to keep cats healthy and encourage veterinary visits. The programme is provided in partnership with IDEXX and Royal Canin, global leaders in veterinary diagnostics and cat nutrition.

    Regular life-long preventive healthcare
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