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September, 2017

  • 22 September

    New BVA president hopes to ‘work together’

    Senior lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) John Fishwick was today announced as president for the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for 2017/2018. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1985, John worked in small animal and farm animal general practice. Specialising in cattle health and production, he became a lecturer …

  • 12 September

    Both owners and pets feel anxiety due to fireworks

    A survey by Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of ADAPTIL and FELIWAY, has revealed that nearly 65 percent of owners are anxious about their pet while fireworks are going off, with over 65 percent of owners believing that their pet picks up on this anxiety. Moreover, nearly 80 percent of those questioned stated …

  • 7 September

    Dog breeding defects are top concern for vets

    BVA, Vets

    Vets are calling on prospective dog owners to think twice before buying a puppy after breeding and hereditary defects came out as vets’ top animal health and welfare concern. The number of vets citing this as a pressing issue more than doubled in the past two years, according to figures …

  • 5 September

    Supreme Petfoods sponsors lectures at the London Vet Show

    Supreme Petfoods

    Supreme Petfoods is sponsoring two lectures on improving clinical outcomes for rabbits at London Vet Show this year. RCVS specialist, Molly Varga, is giving a talk entitled Hoppily ever after – managing long term mobility disorders in rabbits at the event, which takes place in November. RVN and director of …

August, 2017

  • 30 August

    Fitzpatrick Referrals appoints Dr Jonathan Bray

    Dr Jonathan Bray has joined Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue in Guildford, Surrey as Senior Surgeon in Oncology and Soft Tissue. After a three-month sabbatical working at Fitzpatrick Referrals, Jonathan has relocated from New Zealand to Guildford to join the Oncology and Soft Tissue team. Jonathan, most recently Head …

  • 14 August

    Merial celebrates successful pet parasite campaign

    parasite, vet

    Merial’s Pet Parasite Action campaign concluded at the end of July and has been hailed as a success. Lynda Maris, NexGard™ Spectra and Broadline® product manager, says the campaign has created over 50 million ‘opportunities to see’. An online survey shows that those who experienced the campaign are more likely to …

  • 11 August

    Vets treat shocking levels of injuries

    Vets, cats

    Cats really do need their mythical nine lives, with 90 percent of vets having treated cats for injuries caused by road traffic accidents (RTAs), falling from a height and walking on hot surfaces, according to findings from a British Veterinary Association (BVA) survey. Almost all (94 percent) of vets surveyed had …

July, 2017

  • 31 July

    NOAH reveals first ‘Brexit Barometer’ report

    NOAH, Brexit

    The National Office of Animal Health’s (NOAH’s) inaugural Brexit Barometer report has revealed that optimism and uncertainty are vying for position on the future of the animal medicines industry in the UK. The report was developed following the set-up of NOAH’s Brexit Taskforce and a Brexit workshop event where NOAH members and stakeholders representing 16 organisations came together to discuss and debate the impact of the EU Exit on the animal medicines sector. The …

  • 25 July

    ‘Overwhelming reliance on non-UK EU veterinary staff’, claims committee

    A report has found that there is an overwhelming reliance on non-UK EU citizens to fill crucial official veterinary positions in the UK. The UK currently has some of the highest farm animal welfare standards in the world and there is cross-sector support for maintaining those high standards after Brexit. …

  • 21 July

    Vets and NHS Staff address dangers smokers pose to pets

    RVC, NHS

    The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) recently hosted an NHS trust delegation. The NHS team visited the College’s small animal referral hospital to discuss the ill effects of smoking on the wider environment, including pets. The group were shown around by Dr Stijn Niessen, Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine, who told …