RCVS report recommends making it easier for BAME students to report discrimination at EMS placements – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have published recommendations on how support for Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) veterinary students can be improved. The report is the culmination of the work of a joint RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group, set up to explore key issues in supporting BAME veterinary … Read more

Study reveals most common disorders of pet hamsters – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RVC has published new research which has revealed the 20 most common disorders and the typical lifespan of pet hamsters. The study1the largest in the world to date, investigated anonymised veterinary clinical records of a random sample of almost 4,000 hamsters. The three most common hamster species were Syrian (golden) hamster (73.5%), Djungarian (winter … Read more

Vet nurse and recruitment company join forces to improve diversity – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary nurse Remi Onabolu, who is currently studying to become a veterinary surgeon, has joined forces with JHP Recruitment on a new initiative to improve diversity and attract more individuals from BAME backgrounds into the veterinary profession. Together, they’re producing an educational video to be distributed and used by registered career advisers across the Southwest … Read more

Uxbridge-based vet suspended for passing off puppy farm puppies as home-bred – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Uxbridge-based Daniel Doherty MRCVS has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee from the Register for one month after being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. Mr Doherty was convicted, with others (who were also convicted), in a conspiracy to deceive members of the public by passing off puppies that had been … Read more

Dogs with lungworm may be symptomless – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Elanco Animal Health, maker of Advocate, is highlighting a new study which found that in a group of dogs naturally infected by Angiostronglyus vasorum36.1% were clinically asymptomatic and apparently healthy.1 This, says the company, suggests that infection could be more common among seemingly healthy dogs than vets or owners realize, which may mean there is … Read more

‘Fluffy’ crab that wears a sponge as a hat discovered in Western Australia | Australia news

A “fluffy” crab discovered off the coast of Western Australia has been named after the ship that carried Charles Darwin around the world. The new species, Lamarckdromia beagle, belongs to the Dromiidae family, commonly known as sponge crabs. Crustaceans in this family fashion and use sea sponges and ascidians – animals including sea squirts – … Read more

Vet telemedicine firm lobbies for remote prescribing to be permitted again – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary telemedicine firm Vet AI, which offers video consultations to pet owners via its Joii Pet Care app, is now calling for remote prescribing – without a physical exam or the back up of a veterinary premises – to be allowed permanently. The company says it is calling for the change after analyzing the records … Read more

Booking opens for Vets Now ECC Congress – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Vets Now has opened bookings for its emergency and critical care Congress which takes place from Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th November 2022 at the Royal Armories Museum in Leeds. The event offers over 80 hours of CPD across seven streams – with everything from hypotension and sepsis to breaking bad news to clients – … Read more

RCVS councilor’s resignation reveals continued lack of transparency at the College – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Colin Whiting MRCVS has resigned his position on the RCVS Council after the College approved a new ‘How we work’ statement requiring Council members to publicly support all decisions taken by Council, even if they disagreed. In his first year of what would normally have been a four-year term, Colin served on the College’s Education … Read more

BEVA president elect highlights plight of Ukrainian horses – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

David Rendle, president-elect of the British Equine Veterinary Association, is highlighting the plight of Ukrainian horses after returning from a trip to the Ukraine-Poland border to deliver veterinary supplies earlier this week. David says that whilst he was out there, he was told about attacks by Russian forces on stables in Bucha, Irpin and other … Read more