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City & Guilds to cease offering veterinary nursing qualifications

City & Guilds to cease offering veterinary nursing qualifications City & Guilds has announced that it will be withdrawing veterinary nursing from its portfolio of qualifications. From September, the Awarding Organisation will not be accepting any new registrations and will cease certificating existing qualifications from 1 September 2022. Read More
New recommendations to improve rabbit welfare

New recommendations to improve rabbit welfare
Rabbit medicine should be featured more prominently on the veterinary curriculum so that vets are better equipped to care for the species, three leading veterinary bodies have said in a new position statement.
 The British Veterinary Association (BVA), The... Read More

Kitten named top Pet Survivor after suffering horrendous injuries

Kitten named top Pet Survivor after suffering horrendous injuries
A kitten that recovered from several horrific injuries including a severed tail and ripped abdomen has been named Pet Survivor of the Year 2019 by charity PDSA. Woody joined the Wood family from Battle, East Sussex last year, and became a vital companion for owner... Read More


Warning issued after cat loses leg in car engine

Warning issued after cat loses leg in car engine
Saffy ‘lucky to be alive’ after hiding under a...

New DNA testing schemes for the Norwegian elkhound

New DNA testing schemes for the Norwegian elkhound
Schemes to combat primary open glaucoma and chondrodysplasia Read More


Injectable omeprazole ‘can be used within rules’, BHA confirms

Injectable omeprazole ‘can be used within rules’, BHA confirms
Vets had been previously advised against using...

Traffic light scheme to tackle equine obesity

Traffic light scheme to tackle equine obesity
Scheme designed to spark positive discussions with owners Read More

Guides to help horse owners ‘cut costs not care’

Guides to help horse owners ‘cut costs not care’
Guides aim to help owners make the decision to keep their horse Read More


New genetic test could help to uncover causes of rare diseases

New genetic test could help to uncover causes of rare diseases
Multi-stage sequencing approach can pinpoint...

Canine cancer vaccine trial gets underway

Canine cancer vaccine trial gets underway
Study is the largest of its kind in the history of veterinary medicine Read More

Study reveals replication sites of emerging pig disease

Study reveals replication sites of emerging pig disease
Confirms structures are similar to those in same virus family Read More


Police confirm suspected cause of Anglesey starling deaths

Police confirm suspected cause of Anglesey starling deaths
Bodies of hundreds of birds were discovered in December

Minister calls for urgent action to protect planet’s oceans
Presses for marine protection targets to be tripled

Housebuilder to roll out hedgehog ‘highways’
Initiative could help hedgehog populations recover

City & Guilds to cease offering veterinary nursing qualifications

City & Guilds to cease offering veterinary nursing qualifications
Will no longer accept new registrations after 31 August 2020

Blue Cross ‘Vet Nurse of the Year’ winner announced
Award presented to RVNs that go the extra mile to improve pet welfare

Revised CPD policy announced
RCVS makes changes following feedback from professions


BCVSp launches podcast for animal owners

BCVSp launches podcast for animal owners
New series includes insight from veterinary specialists

Dragons Den star announced as BSAVA Congress keynote speaker
Entrepreneur at head of 2020 extended programme

Webinars to focus on the value of veterinary nursing 
RVNs, vets and practice managers encouraged to sign up

New study finds certain people are ‘cat whisperers’

New study finds certain people are ‘cat whisperers’
Results could lead to better understanding of cat’s needs

Labrador gives birth to 13 puppies
Litter thought to be one of the largest ever for the breed

Loch Ness Monster may be an eel, study suggests
Researchers analyse DNA samples from water samples

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Nominations open for National Cat Awards 2020Nominations open for National Cat Awards 2020

UK charity Cats Protection has announced that cat owners can nominate their pets for the National Cat Awards 2020 starting today.

The awards take place annually, celebrating heart warming stories of the positive impact that cats have on their owners. Cat owners have until Thursday 12 March to submit their nominations through the Cats Protection website.



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Tributes paid to ‘kind natured’ veterinary surgeonTributes paid to ‘kind natured’ veterinary surgeon

Statement released following death of vet Susan McCann

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