1:52 pm in Associations, Companies, News, Practice Management, Practice Management News, UK by Jonathan (Vetsforum Editor)
Half of UK practices still use manual registration systems
Research conducted by Petlog has shown a staggering number of veterinary practices continue to register patients using manual systems which take longer to fill out, can be less accurate and cause difficulty when being revisited.
According to the National Office of Statistics, 77% of households have access to the internet, however according to Petlog, only 33% of vets choose to do their registrations electronically.
Electronic registration eliminates the need for paper forms and any potential mistakes clients or staff may make. To find out more visit Petlog.
3:56 pm in Legislation, News, UK by Jonathan (Vetsforum Editor)
563 vets removed from RCVS Register due to non-payment
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has published a list ) of those veterinary surgeons removed from the RCVS Register of Veterinary Surgeons from 1 June for non-payment of retention fees, and who remain off the Register as of 31 July 2012.
The registration status of a veterinary surgeon can be checked at any time on the RCVS register.
“If you know anyone who appears on this list and who is still working in the UK, you may wish to advise them they need to contact the RCVS as a matter of urgency to restore their name to the Register,” says Christine Fraser, RCVS Head of Registration.
For more information visit the RCVS site.
1:20 pm in Associations, Canine, Legislation, News, Public Health, UK by Jonathan (Vetsforum Editor)
The Kennel Club will no longer accept registration of puppies with two merle parents
The merle mutation is triggered by a dominant gene which causes dapple colouration and is associated with a number of health risks including sight and hearing loss.
Some breeds have already received a formal ban on merle mating, and the Kennel Club will be enforcing this ban to include any dog in which merle colouration does not appear naturally, in particular Chihuahas and Bull Terriers.
The restriction will be introduced from January 2013.
2:58 pm in Associations, Equine, News, UK by Jonathan (Vetsforum Editor)
Receive discounts by registering for BEVA early
Registration for British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) congress is available with significant discounts for early bird registration. Register before August to take advantage of the discounts available.
BEVA congress is the largest equine veterinary event in the UK and BEVA 2012 boasts five in-depth science programmes spread over 12-15th September in Birmingham’s ICC centre.
For more details visit BEVA.
3:27 pm in Belgium, Clinical, Denmark, Equine, France, Gastro-intestinal, Germany, Italy, Norway, Nutrition, Poland, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK by Lisa
Registration for the 5th European Equine Health and Nutrition Congress ends on the 8th April. The 5th anniversary of the EEHNC will be celebrated with internationally recognized specialists in nutrition, exercise physiology and veterinary sciences who will discuss topics related to “Feeding the Muscles”. Friday will be dedicated to the relationship between feed and muscle [...]