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

Father of farm vet aims to get UK talking about suicide prevention

The father of a Scottish vet who died by suicide is set to embark on a 1,200-mile walk from Land’s End to John o ‘Groats to raise money and awareness of the issue. John Gibson was devastated by the tragic loss of his 24-year-old son Cameron, a farm vet at Clyde Veterinary Group in Lanarkshire, … Read more

Let’s Vet Together for September return

Colin Whiting (front) with delegates. Students and veterinary professionals of all ages – and their families – came together for a fun weekend for the “Let’s Vet Together” event. Promoted through Facebook student support and virtual EMS group VetWings, the festival was held across three days on the platinum jubilee weekend and attracted 120 people … Read more

Dog Adoption is More than Playing All Day, Vet Costs, Training

Here are a few things, including vet costs, pet insurance, training, food, and treats, to think about and prepare for before processing for dog adoption. Vet Costs Adopting from a reputable organization saves money on vet bills because the dog’s health history and records are likely to be provided. They may also include spaying or … Read more

Vet Arrested and Charged For Animal Health and Welfare Offenses

Vet Arrested and Charged For Animal Health and Welfare Offenses Veterinarian Dr. Enrico Saccone and three others have been arrested and charged by Police Scotland with 19 offenses under the Animal Health and Welfare Act. The arrests were made as part of a joint investigation relating to Platinum Vets and K9 Fertility in Lanarkshire, Scotland. … Read more

Vet Scandal: £ 1.25M Settlement and Apology to DAERA Employee

Vet Scandal: £ 1.25M Settlement and Apology to DAERA Employee Veterinarian, Dr. Tamara Bronchaers has been paid a £ 1.25million settlement and offered an apology over a constructive dismissal case. Dr. Tamara Bronckaers who worked for the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs believes the system is “being abused to allow an industry set … 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