Ms Catherine Piggott, veterinary surgeon at Wilson Vet Group in County Durham, has won a year’s free subscription to Vet’ Care Consult™ after signing up for My Virbac, the new online services portal from Virbac at BSAVA Congress. Vet’ Care Consult is an interactive tool which uses 3D images to help veterinary staff explain diagnostic [...]
A new treatment for canine idiopathic epilepsy has been launched by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Pexion® is a novel anti-epileptic tablet for dogs that contains the active ingredient imepitoin. This is the first new molecule for this disease area in a number of years. Pexion has a highly targeted mode of action1-3 to specifically suppress a [...]
Carol Fee, Clinical Director of Surgery at the Zetland Veterinary Hospital in Bristol, has won a competition to correctly identify poisons at BSAVA Congress. She has won a series of CPD modules covering the most common types of animal poisoning.
Dr Séverine Tasker won the Petplan Charitable Trust Award and was presented by Chairman of the Trust David Simpson at the Petplan Veterinary Awards dinner on April 4th 2013. A highly successful and productive clinical researcher in her own right but also the leader of an outstanding team as well as a collaborator with other [...]
Pets at Home is delighted to announce the acquisition of joint venture veterinary business, Vets4Pets. Following this acquisition Pets at Home will integrate Vets4Pets’ 93 stand-alone veterinary practices with its existing 116 in-store joint venture vet business, Companion Care. The integration of Vets4Pets and Companion Care will create a strong player in the small animal [...]
Elanco Companion Animal Health has launched Recuvyra™ 50mg/ml transdermal solution for dogs, the first transdermal fentanyl solution to be licensed for the control of postoperative pain associated with major orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery. Providing four days of opioid pain control in a single dose, Recuvyra is a schedule two controlled drug which contains fentanyl, [...]
Online content supplier Vetstream is giving BSAVA Congress delegates the chance to win 10 free online CPD modules if they can answer three questions related to poisonings in dogs.
BVA president speaks on role of vets in animal and public health at annual London dinner
BVA President Peter Jones highlighted the lead vets play in society and their importance in governmental policy-making process on matters concerning animal and public healthcare.
Travel regulations, puppy contracts and the recent horsemeat scandal were all mentioned during the speech which can be found on the BVA site.
10 new poisoning modules from VPIS to be released on Vetacademy
The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) has announced a collaboration with online content supplier Vetstream to develop a series of ten CPD modules covering the most common types of poisoning to animals.
The modules will be hosted on Vetacademy, a Vetstream service which provides e-learning modules and online videos in partnership with some of the world’s leading veterinary CPD providers.
For a full list of modules read more.
British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) comment on horse meat scandal
Defra Minister David Heath has announced the latest bute (phenylbutazone) test results. The presence of bute has been confirmed in 8 samples out of 206 tests.
Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has stated that horsemeat containing phenylbutazone presents a very low risk to human health.
Responding to these latest developments BVA and the BEVA have issued the following statement.
Guidance notes are available via the BEVA’s Medicines Page.