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20/09/2019

Historical archives of original Veterinary Surgeons Act to be studied

A collaborative doctoral award between RCVS Knowledge and the University of Kent will delve into the professional roots of veterinary medicine by examining archives relating to the first Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1881. Analysing how and why the medical treatment of animals came to be professionalised, the project seeks to understand the reasons for and […]

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20/09/2019

XLVets aims to support vet nurses in leadership roles within the community

Lyndsay Hughes RVN MBVNA Lyndsay Hughes RVN MBVNA, Operations & Nursing Manager at Drove Veterinary Hospital in Swindon, is putting in place a programme of support for veterinary nurses in leadership roles. The group is open to head and senior nurses across the XLVets community and will initially gather online. The membership is currently being […]

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19/09/2019

Professor John Innes announced as new RCVS Fellowship Chair

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Professor John Innes FRCVS is today (Thursday 19 September 2019) being announced as the new Chair of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Fellowship Board after he was elected to the position by his peers. As Fellowship Board Chair Professor Innes replaces Professor Nick Bacon FRCVS, who comes to the end of his three-year […]

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18/09/2019

nutravet offer free marketing materials for authorised practices ahead of fireworks night

To help authorised veterinary practices support pet owners during fireworks season, nutravet has made available a range of free marketing materials to raise awareness of their high-quality, fast acting calming supplement, nutracalm. During autumn, stress in pets is a common reason for pet owners to worry and visit their vet and nutravet’s free marketing materials, […]

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18/09/2019

Knowledge of lungworm still low amongst dog owners

Image shows the recent pop up cafe to highlight the risk of lungworm

A new survey exploring dog owners’ understanding of lungworm has found that there are still significant knowledge gaps around the parasite.  While half (52%) of dog owners are aware of lungworm, 39% admitted they don’t know exactly what it is, and a further 1 in 10, mostly younger respondents, were unaware of lungworm entirely. A […]

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