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It’s not all cute dogs in Santa hats, greeting cards, and home-baked cookies from grateful clients. Here are common stressors veterinary healthcare teams encounter during the holidays, with tips to promote more cheer and less fear during the season.
One in three vets who treat pets have seen puppies they believe to have been illegally imported from overseas in the last year, according to figures released by the UK's leading body for vets the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
BVA’s Voice of the Veterinary Profession, which surveyed over 1,000 vets from across the UK, revealed that vets’ suspicions had been raised for several reasons including foreign microchips and the puppy’s age not matching the age given in its passports, with some vets also citing the puppy’s health as a problem after seeing cases of parvovirus and kennel cough.
The FECAVA Board and Directors met for their regular working group and council meetings from 23rd until 26th November in Athens as guests of HVMS, the Hellenic Small Animal Veterinary Association.
The venue was the elegant Divani Caravel Hotel in the centre of the capital, where the annual Greek Small Animal Veterinary Congress was held at the same time.
The inaugural Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) Research Symposium will take place on Friday, 20 January 2017, at the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls, under the theme ‘Understanding and supporting veterinary mental health’.
Newly qualified vets, vet nurses and their employers can now access
more than 35 new online CPD resources for free via our website.
The ever-expanding Professional Development Phase (PDP) Resource Bank, launched in May to match the PDP requirements of the RCVS, helps graduates to develop professional, business and technical skills.
We are happy to inform you that EPRUMA has just published a press release entitled ‘Exchange of information on best practices, critical to ensuring the responsible use of veterinary medicines across the EU’
Over 60% of vets say obesity is the biggest health and welfare concern for UK pets, according to figures released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) this World Obesity Day.
Brussels, 28 September 2016 – On the 10th annual World Rabies Day, IFAH-Europe joins forces with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control to raise awareness on the need for continued rabies vaccination obligations in the EU and support for global eradication projects.