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Vets must ‘dare to speak out’ The rise in the popularity of so-called brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, including pugs and French bulldogs, is linked to concerning trends for dog health and welfare, according to the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and the Danish Small Animal Veterinary...
We will be holding our popular CPD course for overseas vets and nurses on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November at our offices in London. Jointly organised by us and the Veterinary Defence Society (VDS) and in conjunction with British Veterinary Association (BVA), this two-day course provides overseas graduates with the key information and skills needed to practise in the UK, as well as helping them understand their legal duties as...
New veterinary activity launches to educate children about pet welfare 31 July 2017 85% of children have never heard about the five animal welfare needs* Only 26% of children have been taught how to care for pets at school* 79% of children visiting KidZania requested a vet activity in the city  An exciting new activity - where kids learn how to keep pets happy and healthy - has been unveiled at...
WSAVA, Hill's Announce 2017 'Next Generation' Veterinary Award Winner Judges praise commitment to raising standards of veterinary care in the Balkans TOPEKA, Kan. (21 July 2017) – Dr. Luba Gancheva, a Bulgarian veterinarian who now lives and works in Romania, has been named by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) and Hill's Pet Nutrition as the winner of the 2017 ‘Next Generation’ Veterinary...
Submit your nominations for the BSAVA Awards The prestigious BSAVA Awards recognise outstanding contributions in the small animal veterinary profession. The Awards Committee will meet in October to consider nominations for the next BSAVA Awards, which will be presented during the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 5th April 2018 at Congress. The Awards Committee cannot make nominations but relies on the BSAVA membership putting forward...
The RVC recently hosted an NHS trust delegation, who visited the College’s small animal referral hospital to discuss the ill effects of smoking on the wider environment, including pets. The group were shown around by Dr Stijn Niessen, Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine, who told them about the advanced treatments and diagnostic imaging capabilities at RVC Small Animal Referrals, which is located at the Hawkshead campus near Potters...
The RVC’s Equine Locomotor Research Course expands to the USA  Published: 26 Jun 2017 | Last Updated: 28 Jun 2017 10:46:34 The RVC's Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research (Grad Dip ELR) is this year expanding to the USA to offer US-based professional farriers the chance to gain the necessary skill-set to produce original research, increase the evidence base behind farriery, and enhance equine welfare....
Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in your body. New research has identified how certain cancer cells resist chemotherapy by creating a protection mechanism. This discovery will now allow scientists to work on how to target these cancer cells for more effective and tailored treatment for patients. The study, which has been published in the prestigious scientific journal  Cell...
Professor Daniel Chan, Dr Rosanne Jepson and Dr Kim Stevens represented the Royal Veterinary College at the inaugural Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV) Focus Group held in Reading on 10th May aiming to solve the mysteries of this deadly canine disease. More commonly known as New Forest Syndrome or Alabama Rot, CRGV can lead to skin wounds, kidney failure, and, in many cases, death.   UK experts from both veterinary...
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Opposes Declawing of Cats OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has revised its previous position statement from 2011 on the onychectomy (declaw) of domestic felids to clearly oppose the procedure. The CVMA changed the position statement’s title to Domestic Felid Partial Digital Amputation (Onychectomy or Declawing) to better reflect the...
BSAVA welcomes new President Incoming BSAVA President John Chitty wants to build firm foundations for the future of veterinary science, with a vision of holistic support for the whole profession to increase enjoyment of their vocation, as the mantel is passed on by Susan Dawson at the BSAVA Congress AGM. John Chitty will use his year in office to widen the BSAVA’s support for the small animal veterinary profession beyond...
In their coverage of Crufts 2017,  The Times (paywall access) highlighted what they say is known as “bad nose day”  due to the number of Pugs, French and English bulldogs that are shown at the NEC arena in Birmingham during the toy and utility dog groups.  The Times article emphasised that the dog show’s competitors were under scrutiny after campaigners’ warnings of the breathing problems associated...