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Team at the University of Liverpool finds vets and owners disagree on how many times an older dog should visit a practice and whether senior dogs still need vaccinations.

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Student veterinary nurses will begin studying at Aberystwyth University this September as part of plans to expand Wales’ only school of veterinary science.

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Group has rolled out a clinical assessment tool for use by vets or nurses to allow a holistic approach to assessing dogs – rather than historic focus solely on respiratory issues.

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Multimin Focus Guide designed to help vets educate farmers on how to improve livestock performance.

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At least two industry groups are developing new initiatives in response to the findings of the Competition and Markets Authority’s review in March.

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The UK’s CVO has called for vigilance following a new assessment of the threat posed by the virus.

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A total of 22 animals were seized following a joint operation involving police, welfare officials and local authority staff in South Yorkshire.

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ProGlan supports faecal consistency to assist natural emptying in dogs.

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SPVS believes findings, including number of vet professionals undertaking overtime halving in three years, indicate things could be getting better for sector.

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Chris Dixon talks through diagnosis and surgical options that can treat rhegmatogenous detached retinas in dogs, and even bring sight back.

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Peter Edgar recounts the 60th anniversary meeting of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association with its Back to the Future-inspired theme.

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John Chitty looks at the data from owners of these pets, and how vets can monitor and advise on welfare.

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Samantha Taylor emphasises the importance of being vigilant for this condition.

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Jack Reece discusses this condition that is being seen more frequently in the UK among imported dogs.

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Tamsin Durston RVN explains the benefits of Dogs Trust’s Dog Friendly Clinic Scheme and how it can increase the client and clinic bond.

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Alex Gough reviews recent studies into identifying animal pain, accessibility of care, lymphoma in dogs, prebiotics, canine urothelial carcinoma, pancreatitis in cats and smartphone-based ECGs.

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Ben Witcomb details the most prevalent issues that present in young dogs, as well as owner education and the VN’s role in treatment.

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Charlie Fisher discusses several instances where evidence of disparity in the veterinary nursing sector exists, and how she believes more should be done to not only highlight this, but close the gap completely.

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RVN Ami Wood ponders the stigma that surrounds mental health and shares some advice for others struggling in a world that needs to create a culture of acceptance.

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The veterinary nurse. A key member of the practice team that enables and ensures that clinics run smoothly to provide patient and client care with compassion at the heart of their work. But, have we explored the potential for nurses to expand their remit and grasp the opportunities for practice ownership?

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Heather Simcock covers the highs and lows of this increasingly common condition in feline patients, including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.

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In this VBJ Hygiene Insight, Vincent Sherard-Bornshin – chief executive of RSPCA Bury, Oldham and District – explains the benefits behind Truvox Multiwash in helping close the gaps in cleaning protocols after he invested in the system during COVID.

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Synergy Farm Health was formed when two neighbouring West Country practices decided to merge their farm departments in 2009. Since then, Synergy has grown rapidly and is now the UK’s largest independent farm animal practice, as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit last month…

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In the ever-evolving field of veterinary diagnostics, the traditional “this or that” approach to performing and assessing diagnostic tests in the clinic or at an external laboratory is changing. So, it is vital to ensure your practice is keeping up with the latest developments…

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IMV Imaging has a reputation for delivering pioneering imaging equipment that makes a real difference to animal care. But IMV also does much to make a difference to the vets and nurses using that equipment, as VBJ discovered when we spoke with Laura Quiney and Amy Haylock…

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As leaders, we have the privilege of supporting new graduates through their first months and years in practice. We are shaping the next generation of vets, and those first few years will undoubtedly influence their future in this profession, writes Rebecca Robinson…

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This latest VBJ Congress Insight feature explains how your practice and your team can benefit from the association’s upcoming annual event.

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The world is witnessing the dawn of the AI age and excitement is at its peak as to just how much the technology will change the existing paradigms. In this article, Oli Viner explains how these systems work and discusses how they might impact on society and the veterinary profession…

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Setting up a specialist ophthalmology practice is always going to be a risky business. But Ioannis Tzouganakis eyed a gap in this highly competitive market, and so far, the risk is paying off, as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit to Vet Eye Care last month…

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