Archive for April, 2015

RCVS gets animated about veterinary nursing with new short film

Today we have launched a short film animation to help raise awareness among the general public of the vital role played by veterinary nurses in animal care and treatment.

President’s marathon raises £13,000 for charities

Professor Stuart Reid, our President and Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), has raised nearly £13,000 (including Gift Aid) for mental health and animal welfare charities by running the Virgin Money London Marathon.

High-pitched sounds can cause seizures in old cats

When the charity International Cat Care asked veterinary neurologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK, for help with several enquiries it had received regarding cats having seizures, seemingly…

RCVS Disciplinary Committee dismisses insurance fraud case against Gloucestershire vet

On Friday 24 April 2015 the Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS dismissed a charge against a veterinary surgeon from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, that alleged he was guilty of pet insurance fraud, along with one of his clients, and of dishonestly alteri…

‘Substantial health threat’ from new tickborne disease found in China

A new tickborne bacterium found in goats in northern China can cause human disease and may pose a substantial threat to humans and animals in and around the region, a study finds.

Parasite vaccines on the horizon with Xstalbio microparticle formulations

XstalBio Ltd, a leading biologic formulation and drug-delivery company, has announced it has commenced work on an €9.

RCVS and VN Councils elections results

We’re delighted to announce the results of the 2015 RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council elections, which see two existing members and four new members elected to RCVS Council (including three women and three men), and one existing member an…

Don’t let unwanted guests ‘itch a ride on your pets this summer warn vets

As UK holidaymakers look forward to the annual summer getaway and travelling abroad, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has warned globetrotters to take care their pets don’t pick up worms…

Flame retardants could contribute to hyperthyroidism in older cats

For years, health advocates have been pushing to ban some flame retardants for their potentially harmful effects, especially on young children and infants.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) – Arizona taking steps to protect poultry

The Arizona Department of Agriculture is working with large and small poultry farmers in the state concerning the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).