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July, 2017

  • 19 July

    International Cat Care names award winners


    International Cat Care (iCatCare) hosted its Annual Awards ceremony at Kensington Roof Gardens in London on 14 July. It celebrated the companies and individuals which have made a real difference to cats in the last twelve months. This included the presentation of four new ‘Easy to Give’ awards (plus two …

  • 10 July

    NOAH welcomes close working relationship with EMA post-Brexit


    NOAH has welcomed the statement by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Business Secretary Greg Clark that the UK is fully committed to continuing a close working relationship with the EU, in particular the European Medicines Agency (EMA), post-Brexit. In a letter published in the Financial Times on 6 July, NOAH Chief Executive Dawn Howard said that NOAH agrees access to medicines for human patients is vitally …

June, 2017

  • 26 June

    ‘Prime Minister’s proposals fall short’ says leading vet association

    The Prime Minister’s proposals for EU nationals living in the UK have been claimed to fall short of providing certainty by a leading veterinary association. The Prime Minister is proposing that those who have lived in the UK for five years by a specific cut-off date to be given the chance …

  • 23 June

    PFMA supports first ever UK-hosted ESVCN congress

    PFMA, Pet Food

    The Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) will be hosting a pet food nutrition seminar at the 21st Congress  of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN). It is the first time in history that the UK has hosted ESVCN and PFMA will be supporting the event in Cirencester, …

  • 21 June

    RCVS CEO to move to Prince’s Trust role

    The chief executive of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), Nick Stace, will be leaving the College at the end of summer, having accepted a new role as UK chief executive at The Prince’s Trust. The charity ‘creates life-changing opportunities’ for those aged 11-30 and Nick has long-held a …

  • 16 June

    Gaynor Hillier elected as new Chair of NOAH

    NOAH, Gaynor Hillier

    Gaynor Hillier has been elected as Chair of the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) for 2017. The announcement was made following this year’s NOAH AGM at ZSL, Regents Park in London on 14 June. Gaynor started her career in animal health as NOAH’s Technical Executive in 1990. She has …

  • 14 June

    BVA disappointed at MSP’s support for reversing tail docking ban

    Tail docking

    The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee (ECCLR) voted on June 13 in favour of a motion to amend tail docking legislation in order to permit the docking of tails by up to a third in spaniels and hunt point retrievers. The amendment will now be taken to a …

  • 8 June

    Top vet highlights pug health problems

    BVA, Pug

    Celebrities, advertisers and the public must stop normalising flat-faced dogs’ health problems for the sake of animal welfare, said British Veterinary Association (BVA) President Gudrun Ravetz on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Talking on the programme about the health and welfare issues faced by flat-faced or brachycephalic dogs such as …

  • 5 June

    Birth-risk for flat faced breeds claims study

    flat faced breeds

    New research has found that flat faced brachycephalic dogs are the most likely breed types to encounter problems when giving birth. Compared with other crossbred bitches, French Bulldogs are 15.9 times more likely to have difficulty giving birth (dystocia). This finding forms part of a project called VetCompass, which is …

  • 2 June

    More than 600 vets attend ROYAL CANIN® Symposium


    More than 600 veterinary professionals travelling from 61 countries recently came together to explore ‘Feline Medicine in the 21st Century’ at ROYAL CANIN’s latest Vet Symposium. The two-day convention was hosted near to ROYAL CANIN’s head office in Montpellier, France. It allowed delegates to attend both clinical and practice management …