CMA presses on with full investigation of the veterinary market
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by Arlo Guthrie
3d ago
The Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed that it will now launch a full market investigation into the veterinary sector, following its initial review in September 2023. The CMA says its main concerns remain the same as it outlined in March, namely whether consumers are getting enough information to make informed decisions, whether corporatisation is stifling competition in certain areas, whether corporate groups have incentives to act in ways that reduce choice, whether pet owners might be overpaying for medicines and whether the regulatory framework is outdated  Sarah Car ..read more
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Animalcare to host more osteoarthritis evenings
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by Arlo Guthrie
3d ago
Animalcare has announced that it will be hosting three more osteoarthritis (OA) evening CPD workshops in Darlington (11th June), Edinburgh (12th June) and Bournemouth (26th June). Each event is designed to help attendees with: Insights into canine osteoarthritis and the various treatment modalities Insights into pet owner motivations and effective strategies to bolster adherence to treatment plans Maximising the effectiveness of practice teams to deliver tailored care for each patient Each attendee will be given a complimentary annual Veterinary Osteoarthritis Alliance (VOA) m ..read more
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King Charles confirmed as Patron for the RCVS and BVA
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by Arlo Guthrie
6d ago
His Majesty King Charles III has been confirmed as the Royal Patron for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Veterinary Association, roles previously held by his mother. The roles were confirmed by Buckingham Palace this month as part of a recent review of royal patronages.  RCVS President Dr Sue Paterson FRCVS said: “We are delighted that His Majesty the King is our new Royal Patron, continuing his mother’s support for the veterinary professions.  “We know that His Majesty is a keen advocate for animal health and welfare, the environment and biodiversit ..read more
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Vetigel now available from Veterinary Instrumentation
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by Arlo Guthrie
6d ago
Cresilon Inc., the US maker of the haemostatic gel, Vetigel, has signed a distribution agreement for the UK with Covetrus-owned Veterinary Instrumentation.  In addition to the UK, Vetigel will be marketed and distributed to veterinary surgeons throughout Europe and elsewhere via Veterinary Instrumentation's global distribution network. Matt Lewis, Vice President of Sales at Cresilon said: "Our partnership with Veterinary Instrumentation will help us provide more veterinary surgeons with a revolutionary hemostatic gel that significantly improves the standard of care for ..read more
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Vet nurses prefer online video-based CPD
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by Arlo Guthrie
1w ago
Agilio Software, a provider of frontline healthcare operations software, has published the results of a survey which found that veterinary professionals still prefer online learning, despite a resurgence of in-person CPD opportunities post-pandemic. The survey, conducted among 130 veterinary professionals around the UK, including vets, nurses, receptionists and practice managers, revealed that on-demand video-based CPD ranked as the top choice of learning platform for 47% of respondents, while online text-based learning was next at 22%.  15% preferred in-person workshops an ..read more
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Cambridgeshire vet suspended for dishonesty over horse export documentation
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by Arlo Guthrie
1w ago
Cambridge-based Nebojsa Petrovic MRCVS has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for six months for dishonestly providing false information related to the export of horses. Nebojsa Petrovic faced eight charges, although charge four was withdrawn at the start of the hearing. At the outset of the hearing, Dr Petrovic admitted a number of allegations, including: Charge 1 - that in November 2021, he falsely represented to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) that blood samples he submitted in respect of four horses were from the same horses as the samples ..read more
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6 top tips for addressing clients' concerns over cat microchips
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by Arlo Guthrie
2w ago
With less than one month to go before all cats are required to be microchipped, Michelle Townley MRCVS, veterinary advisor to HomeAgain, has shared six ways to address the more common concerns that pet owners have about microchipping:  Tip 1 – Make sure that pet owners understand the functions of a microchip properly Michelle says: "Some customers I’ve spoken to wrongly believe that microchips function as GPS trackers. To help manage pet owners’ expectations I always stress the importance of a microchip in lost pet recovery scenarios, where they serve as a permanent form of identific ..read more
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VetYou launches mortgage and rent payment protection plan for vet nurses
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by Arlo Guthrie
2w ago
VetYou, in collaboration with Future Proof Limited, has launched Home Protector, a mortgage and rent payment protection plan for veterinary professionals.  The plan covers mortgage or rent payments of up to £2000 per month for up to a year if you are unable to work because of illness or injury.  In addition, policyholders, their partners and children under the age of 18 are given access to a 24/7 GP service, available via video or phone consultations.  VetYou says there no health or financial questionnaires involved, and whilst permanent conditions and those prese ..read more
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RVNs Ellie Baggs and Sarah Reilly launch London-based cat-only home visit service
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by Arlo Guthrie
2w ago
Two enterprising veterinary nurses have set up a cat-only home visiting service in London, called Whiskers 'n' Beans. Ellie Baggs, who qualified in 2008, and Sarah Reilly, who qualified in 2016, decided to launch the service after seeing the problems that cat owners were having in transporting their animals to the not-for-profit clinic where they worked. They considered setting up a nurse-owned veterinary practice, but decided the costs were too great, and the overheads presented too much of a risk if they didn't get enough clients through the door. Being a mobile nurse clinic also means ..read more
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CVS initiative allows vet nurses to work in the land down under
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by Arlo Guthrie
2w ago
CVS, which is currently expanding in Australia, has launched a secondment programme through which its vet nurses can apply for an opportunity to work down under for up to two years. A similar scheme will also be run for Australian colleagues wanting to spend time in the UK. The programme will allow the company's vet nurses to enhance their role internationally and to explore other parts of the world whilst furthering their career. The programme is open to nurses with over two year's experience, who want to work overseas and then return to their current practice afterwards ..read more
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