CMA presses on with full investigation of the veterinary market
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by Arlo Guthrie
19h 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ways that reduce choice, whether pet owners might be overpaying for medicines and whether the regulatory framework is outdated  Sarah Car ..read more
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New diagnostic imaging service
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by Arlo Guthrie
19h ago
Vet-X-Perts GmbH has launched veheri.com, billed as a diagnostic imaging collaboration and education platform which also offers a teleradiology and teleneurology reporting service. Originally launched in 2022, the company says the platform now has thousands of users including hundreds of imaging specialists from around the world.  Dr Oliver Gehrigsaid: "One of veheri's goals is to promote worldwide cooperation with experts as medical progress has always emerged from the collective, and the best in the field play a central role in this. "We connect veterinarians globally via our global vet ..read more
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Animalcare to host more osteoarthritis evenings
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by Arlo Guthrie
19h 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
4d 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
4d 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
4d 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
6d 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
6d 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
6d 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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