King Charles confirmed as Patron for the RCVS and BVA
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by Arlo Guthrie
2d 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
2d 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 pets ..read more
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Zoetis adds equine faecal egg count analysis to Vetscan Imagyst
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by Arlo Guthrie
2d ago
Zoetis has added AI equine faecal egg count analysis to its diagnostics platform, Vetscan Imagyst. Dr Wendy Talbot BVSc DipECEIM MRCVS, Equine National Veterinary Manager at Zoetis said: “Fast equine faecal egg count results are crucial for the appropriate and timely treatment of gastrointestinal parasites, and to detect the increasingly concerning issue of dewormer resistance in horses. "This technology is proven to be as accurate at identifying Strongyle spp. and Parascaris spp. as a board-certified parasitologist, delivering fast, reliable and shareable results within 10 minutes.1 ..read more
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Vets prefer online video-based CPD
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by Arlo Guthrie
5d 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
5d 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 he su ..read more
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SPVS launches club to help members be better businesspeople
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by Arlo Guthrie
5d ago
SPVS has launched a Business Club designed to equip members with business knowledge through community-focused CPD, discussion and real world experience sharing. The club is running a series of 5 sessions targeted at business owners. Each session will comprise of a 20 minute intro, followed by 40 mins of discussion/Q&A/sharing of experiences around the chosen topic. Session topics will include succession planning, life insurance and critical illness cover for you and your team. How to conduct an effective PDR, boosting your revenue and profit share schemes are all in the pipe ..read more
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6 top tips for addressing clients' concerns over cat microchips
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by Arlo Guthrie
1w 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 vets
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by Arlo Guthrie
1w 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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CVS initiative allows vets to work in the land down under
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by Arlo Guthrie
1w ago
CVS, which is currently expanding in Australia, has launched a secondment programme through which its vets 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 vets to enhance their role internationally and to explore other parts of the world whilst furthering their career. The programme is open to vets with over one year's experience, who want to work overseas and then return to their current practice afterwards. Secondments are als ..read more
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Vets asked to help shape new online antibiotic decision-making tool
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by Arlo Guthrie
1w ago
The BSAVA and the Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMSoc) are asking for feedback from vets in practice about their new tool to support and streamline the decision-making process around infectious disease. The aim of the tool is to enhance the confidence of veterinary professionals in deciding when to prescribe and when to withhold antibiotics. The tool is the next step in the PROTECT ME initiative, the core of which is the BSAVA/SAMSoc Guide to Responsible Use of Antibiotics: PROTECT ME guide in the BSAVA Library and the accompanying ‘Antibiotic use in our practice’ poster. The current demo ve ..read more
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