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  • VPMA proud to support Head Nurse Congress

    VPMA proud to support Head Nurse Congress


    VPMA is continuing its commitment to support veterinary nurses who are moving into management roles by supporting the College of Animal Welfare’s Head Nurse Congress for the second year.

    Once again VPMA directors will be on hand to answer nurses’ queries about the association and practice management in general. Delegates will be asked to complete a questionnaire by VPMA about their management experiences and what topics they would like more training in, and will be entered into
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  • MSD Animal Health Join UK Vets in Call for Reinstatement of Tick Control Programme into Pet Travel Scheme


    In support of Tick Awareness Month, May 2017, MSD Animal Health is joining forces with vets across the UK to call on the Government to get a comprehensive tick control programme reinstated into the Pet Travel Scheme. The Tick Awareness Month campaign aims to highlight the need to use treatments against ticks to protect the health of pets and their owners. Vets that agree that this campaign is important, can get involved by writing to their local parliamentary candidates explaining why introducing...
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  • New Appointments for ESVPS

    New Appointments for ESVPS


    The European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) has made two new appointments in order to provide a higher level of support, both to its lecturers and to its candidates.

    In the first appointment, Mrs Dale Ford PGCE PGDE MEd (pictured above on the left) has been promoted to Assessment and Partnership Manager for the UK and Scandinavia. Previously UK Exam Coordinator at ESVPS, she will focus on devising new assessment methods, providing academic support, particularly
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  • Focus on Practice Finance

    Focus on Practice Finance

    Wednesday 21 June 2017
    Leicester City Football Club, King Power Stadium
    (Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL)
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  • SPVS Final Year Veterinary Student Seminar: 8th July @ Lancaster University


    Employing newly qualified vets can be a challenge, but when it works the rewards to both employer and employee are substantial. At a time when experienced vets are in
    short supply, many practices are employing new graduates for the first time.

    This one day course for owners and managers will run in parallel with SPVS popular ‘Lancaster Event’ for final year students which this year will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

    Practices will share their experience of
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  • All Change as Holywell House Cares for Animals Not People

    All Change as Holywell House Cares for Animals Not People


    A Grade II listed building which first opened as a hospital in 1860 and was a medical centre until 2015 welcomed its first patients as a veterinary practice on 24 April 2017.

    Carrick Veterinary Group, part of the CVS Group, has moved its Chesterfield clinic to Holywell House from its current premises at Newbold Road. More than £30,000 has been invested in converting the historic building into a state-of-the-art veterinary practice right in the centre of the town and equipped
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  • International Cat Care welcomes two new colleagues

    International Cat Care welcomes two new colleagues


    International Cat Care (iCatCare’s) mission is to engage, educate and empower people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion. The charity’s small but dedicated team has been expanding, and iCatCare are delighted to welcome two new members of staff: Ginette Bryant, who joins the Business department, and Sarah Endersby, who joins the Veterinary department.

    Ginette has over 20 years of business experience within the
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  • Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging is one of the fastest growing businesses across Europe


    Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has been recognized by top business broadsheet, the Financial Times, as a ‘Growth Champion’. The accolade is given to the top 1,000 companies across Europe that have achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2012 and 2015. Hallmarq is the only veterinary company to be listed in the healthcare section.

    After inventing and bringing to market the world’s only equine standing MRI, which revolutionized the treatment of lameness in horses,
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  • Nearly 50% of UK cat owners don’t vaccinate their cats annually

    Nearly 50% of UK cat owners don’t vaccinate their cats annually


    An alarming number of UK cat owners don’t feel it is necessary to vaccinate their cat annually, meaning many cats are unprotected against preventable feline diseases. This is according to the findings from a national survey into the vaccination habits of UK cat owners, conducted by Merial Animal Health.

    In a recent survey of 2000 UK cat owners1, it was revealed that nearly half of UK owners (48%) do not vaccinate their cats annually and 28% of cat owners do not vaccinate at all,
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  • Dog owners can now clean up properly after scooping the poop

    Dog owners can now clean up properly after scooping the poop


    Most dog owners believe they are acting responsibly by cleaning up after their pet but actually each time they scoop the poop they can leave behind millions of viruses and bacteria – around 25 million per poo, in fact –some of which can pose significant risks to dogs and people.

    These bugs can be responsible for digestive upsets and more serious conditions. One rugby player almost lost his foot after a wound sustained on the pitch became infected by bacteria from dog faeces and
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