29 July 2022
A joint open letter has been issued to Warner Bros, due to the release of their new animated children’s film, DC League of Super-Pets, which includes an animated dog with ears that looked cropped.
29 July 2022
A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), compared both the AccuTell and AlphaTrak2 Portable Blood Glucose Monitors (PBGMs) against a reference method - the hexokinase reaction method.
22 July 2022
RCVS has launched the final stage of its review of the definition of ‘under care’ and the provision of 24/7 emergency cover
8 July 2022
Nominations for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Awards 2023 are now open!
6 July 2022
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine means that refugees continue to arrive in the UK and some may wish to bring their pets with them. Rabies is present in Ukraine therefore some pets from Ukraine, mainly dogs and cats, pose a potential risk to the UK’s rabies free status. Government departments and external stakeholders have collaborated to produce resources relating to rabies as a result of Ukrainian refugees who bring their pets to the UK.
24 June 2022
er the past few weeks there have been an increasing number of cases of monkeypox virus cases in people in Europe and the UK. To date, there is no evidence of the virus currently affecting pets in the UK and human-to-human transmission is likely to be responsible for the burden of disease in people in the UK.
16 June 2022
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is working with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to deliver a free online training programme for vets in isolated and rural areas across the UK, as well as vets working in ambulatory practice.
13 June 2022
Raw meat diets have become increasingly popular for dogs in recent years, but their health impacts continue to generate debate amongst the veterinary profession, pet owners, and commercial food producers. Newly published research has demonstrated that UK dogs eating raw meat diets have a higher risk than dogs fed a non-raw diet of Salmonella and antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli being found in their faeces.
9 June 2022
Vetlife is launching new guidance for veterinary workplaces affected by suicide, to accompany its postvention support service. After a veterinary suicide, families and close friends, workplaces and communities need support. Suicide postvention is the response and provision of support after a suicide. It aims to support recovery, and to prevent further adverse outcomes in the aftermath including the prevention of further deaths by suicide.
8 June 2022
Aberystwyth is a town with broader horizons than its rural coastline setting and relaxed lifestyle might suggest. This June veterinary professionals from Wales and beyond can take the opportunity to combine learning with a well-deserved mini-break as Vets Cymru returns to Aberystwyth University.
1 June 2022
BSAVA is grateful for the time and commitment of its volunteers at any time. But as we enter Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June, we would like to celebrate the difference our volunteers make to the Association and thank them for their time and dedication.
26 May 2022
Alison Speakman has been appointed as the 65th President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), taking over from the outgoing President, Sheldon Middleton.