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March, 2017

  • 27 March

    Forum aims to tackle animal welfare issues


    A new ‘On the pulse’ session will be introduced at this year’s Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum, building on the annual event’s usual discussion and debate on key areas of animal welfare. AWF’s Discussion Forum, held at One George Street, London, on Monday 5 June, attracts delegates from a ...

  • 8 March

    Vet nurse scoops double award

    A Middlewich veterinary nurse has won a double award for helping obese pets loose weight. Katie Hartnoll, head veterinary nurse at Abbeycroft Veterinary Centre in Northwich, will head to a awards ceremony in Kidderminster later this month to receive her trophies. The overall winner will also be revealed at the ...

  • 6 March

    PetSavers offers research grants to vets

    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 ...

  • 1 March

    New 24 hour animal hospital opening in Camberwell

    Animal Hospital

    Dave Cuffe and Cuffe Vets, a Clapham staple for the last 21 years, has announced plans to open a 24 hour animal hospital. The company said: “We’ve seen clients rush in at 8:45 in the morning, hoping to be seen immediately so they can still make it to work, or ring ...

February, 2017

  • 13 February

    Give hugs, not pugs this Valentine’s Day, says BVA

    BVA, Pugs, Pets

    The British Veterinary Association (BVA), is asking romantics to give hugs, not pugs to loved ones this Valentine’s Day. This follows the appearance of cards and Valentine’s merchandise with pictures of the breed in shops throughout the UK. Often perceived as cute, pugs’ squashed faces and short noses have made ...

  • 8 February

    Recognise vets’ vital role in run up to Brexit, says BVA President


    The president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has stressed the important position vets will hold in post-Brexit Britain. Recognising and retaining the vital roles that vets play across animal health, animal welfare and public health is pivotal to securing successful outcomes from Brexit, said the BVA president. She addressed a roomful of ...

  • 3 February

    PDSA warns of pet obesity time bomb


    Treats, table scraps and lack of exercise are fuelling a pet obesity time bomb, leading vet charity PDSA has warned. The charity’s PAW Report suggests that 5.7 million UK pets (3.4 million dogs, 2 million cats and 260,000 rabbits) are fed treats every day. Owners admitted ‘treating’ their pets to a range ...

January, 2017

  • 30 January

    BVA voices support for international veterinary family following reports of vet prevented from flying to the US


    Following reports that Dr Hamaseh Tayari, who holds an Iranian passport, was prevented from flying to the US under President Donald Trump’s executive order barring citizens from several countries, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has voiced support for vets across the globe regardless of where they come from. Dr Tayari had been due ...

  • 19 January

    BVA responds to Prime Minister’s Brexit speech


    The British Veterinary Association has issued a response to Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech earlier this week, which outlined her plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union. With Brexit negotiations set to begin after notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is served, the Prime Minister’s speech covered ...

  • 18 January

    NOAH sends free 2017 Compendium to every UK vet practice


    Every veterinary practice in the UK will receive a free 2017 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. The NOAH Compendium is also available online at It was launched as a smartphone app in November 2016. The book remains an information source for busy vets in ...