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  • Paws Off! A Reminder to Keep Chocolate Away From Pets This Easter

    Paws Off! A Reminder to Keep Chocolate Away From Pets This Easter


    Don’t be tempted by those puppy dog eyes – while your dog will love the smell and taste of chocolate, even small amounts it can be toxic to your dog. And at this time of year, chocolate is in abundance in many households.

    So the first rule is to keep your Easter eggs out of the reach of your dog, puppy or other pets. As we all know, your pooch can be quite ingenious when it comes to getting to food he or she craves, so this means keeping chocolate in high cupboards – and beware
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  • 'Paws for Life', Where Every Paw Print makes a Difference

    'Paws for Life', Where Every Paw Print makes a Difference


    This June PetSavers are inviting the nations pet lovers to join in ‘Paws for Life’ sponsored dog walks in aid of the charity. This new and exciting initiative is set to be an annual event. It is very special, because it is an opportunity for dog owners and their dogs to support PetSavers and help in the fight against the serious illnesses that prematurely take the lives of so many of our pets.

    PetSavers can continue to save pets lives because of the generosity of volunteers
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  • Enrol now for the iCatCare Certificate in Feline Behaviour

    Enrol now for the iCatCare Certificate in Feline Behaviour





    Enrolment is now open for our May 2017 intake of the iCatCare Certificate in Feline Behaviour

    This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills in many areas of feline behaviour to ensure you can:
    • Develop mutually beneficial relationships with cats
    • Provide the best environment for the cats in your care
    • Meet their behavioural needs
    • Understand how cats develop problem behaviours, how to prevent them and how best to help when faced with problem
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  • PetSavers launches 60th anniversary research grants

    PetSavers launches 60th anniversary research grants


    PetSavers will release an additional £140,000 in grants to help vets to unlock their ‘inner researcher’, as part of the BSAVA’s 60th anniversary celebrations.

    The generous gift from the BSAVA’s charitable division will fund four Masters by Research projects, giving vets with enquiring minds the opportunity to investigate aspects of clinical research relating to their work – in particular vets working in practice.

    Universities have submitted research suggestions and
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  • BVNA Council Elects New Junior Vice-President - Congrats wendy

    BVNA Council Elects New Junior Vice-President - Congrats wendy


    The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) is delighted to announce Wendy Nevins RVN as its new BVNA Junior Vice-President for 2017

    BVNA council would like to congratulate Wendy, who will take up her new role on council with immediate effect. Wendy will take up the post as BVNA president from October.

    Wendy started work as a trainee veterinary nurse in a small animal practice based in Surrey during 1991 and upon qualifying moved to Yorkshire; working in a
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  • Comic Relief t-shirts: flat-faced dogs, no laughing matter

    Comic Relief t-shirts: flat-faced dogs, no laughing matter


    Comic Relief has apologised over the use of a brachycephalic breed in its campaign merchandise this year, following a letter sent by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) on 20 February highlighting that demand for these breeds, which struggle with serious and often life-limiting health problems, is being fuelled by their visibility in the media and through celebrity endorsement.

    Last month Comic Relief launched their annual t-shirt fundraising campaign with high street retailer
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  • Employers needed for Veterinary Nurse Trailblazer scheme

    Employers needed for Veterinary Nurse Trailblazer scheme


    A handful of employers are urgently needed to help shape the future of veterinary nursing.

    The pioneering Veterinary Nurse Trailblazer apprenticeship scheme has attracted support from major employers and professional organisations, and would replace NVQs as an alternative route into the profession than university.

    The committee should be employer-led and employers can make a vital contribution by signing up to join the committee to push this important project over
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  • Cat lovers urged to join demands to extend air gun laws to England and Wales


    Cat lovers are being urged to back a major campaign for a change in the law on air guns to bring England and Wales in line with the rest of the UK.

    Cats Protection says a lack of UK-wide regulation means the vast majority - 90% - of air gun attacks[i] on cats happen in England and Wales.

    Both Northern Ireland and Scotland already have air gun licencing laws in place, and the charity has now launched an online petition to urge the government to bring in regulation
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  • Virbac Enhances Service to Corporate Practices

    Virbac Enhances Service to Corporate Practices



    Virbac has strengthened its corporate sales team with the promotion of Mrs Charlotte Covell to the newly created role of Head of Corporate Sales. She is supported by Virbac’s first dedicated Corporate Business Managers, Mr Nic Chapman and Miss Jennifer (Jen) Fox. The company says it has made this move in recognition of the increasing importance of the corporate sector and to enhance the level of service it provides to its corporate customers.

    Charlotte Covell (pictured
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  • Tick Awareness Month Planned for May 2017

    Tick Awareness Month Planned for May 2017



    MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada), manufacturers of BRAVECTO®, has announced that this year’s Tick Awareness Month will take place in May, giving veterinary practices ample time to apply for their resource pack and get involved.

    Last year saw the launch of the first ever Tick Awareness Month which attracted both national and regional media coverage and the support of vet practices across the UK. With the support of Chris
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