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  1. Hundreds of vets removed from RCVS register

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has removed 339 vets from the register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee. Final deadline for paying the fee was 31 May, with the 339 who did not pay being removed on 1 June, compared to 296 last year. Emails, text messages and letters were sent by […]


    Until now, it’s been difficult for veterinary surgeons to advise dog owners on how to protect their pets against deadly lungworm and ticks. NexGard Spectra™ is now licensed for lungworm prevention, making it the only product that prevents lungworm and kills ticks in one tasty chew. To date, in order to help protect pets against […]

  3. Virbac launches microchip competition

    To support National Microchipping Month in June, Virbac is providing a free support pack for practices to use in the waiting room and online – plus a chance for staff to win prizes! Winner of the pharmaceutical company’s best display competition will bag a 32-inch TV for their waiting room, and there are luxury chocolates […]

  4. DEFRA releases dog microchipping stats

    Latest figures from DEFRA have revealed 95% of UK dogs are implanted with a microchip. Dogs Trust statistics show that more than 43,000 strays were reunited with their owners in 2015/16; a fifth of these as a direct result of a microchip, proving how important microchipping is in ensuring lost dogs are reunited with their […]

  5. New levy to double annual investment in home-grown skills

    The apprenticeship levy has come into force ensuring employers and learners get the skills they need. The government is officially launching its apprenticeship levy today (6 April 2017). The levy will require all employers in the UK with an annual wage bill of over £3 million to pay 0.5% of it towards funding apprenticeships. The […]