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Posted: 17 May 2019 at 1:48 pm
VetSkill Advanced Veterinary Nursing Qualifications: Consultation Report
Following our successful presentation at Head Nurse Congress this weekend, we are delighted to release a copy of the Consultation Report on the Level 5 Advanced Veterinary Nursing qualifications published on 7th May 2019. View the report here. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation exercise and provided feedback on the qualifications.
Posted: 13 May 2019 at 9:40 am
We’ve got a new website!
With more and more qualifications becoming available for delivery, we wanted to demonstrate our high level of excitement with the launch of a shiny new website! You will notice that we have kept our easily recognisable blue and white branding but it is now quicker to find out the information you need. We have added […]
Posted: 10 May 2019 at 12:57 pm
New Level 3 Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal) Diploma Launched by VetSkill at Clinical Coach Congress
VetSkill is pleased to have announced the launch of its new Level 3 Veterinary Nursing (Companion Animal) Diploma at The College of Animal Welfare’s Clinical Coach Congress on Monday 18 March 2019. During the presentation, Kathy Kissick from The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) introduced the innovative 2-year qualification which is intended to support […]
Posted: 10 May 2019 at 12:29 pm
VMD update on Carprieve small animal injection recall
Norbrook is recalling batch 8254-90G (expiry date 21 June 2020) from the marketplace as a precautionary measure, as sterility cannot be assured Norbrook has confirmed none of the batch 8254-90G (expiry date 21 June 2020) recalled by the VMD ever reached the UK market.
Posted: 3 January 2019 at 4:02 pm
VMD update on isoflurane shortage
A statement released by the VMD has said, due to ongoing UK supply problems with isoflurane-containing products, it has recently assessed the following products for import under the Special Imports Scheme: IsoFlo Vet 100% (Zoetis) from Germany IsoFlo vapour liquid inhalant (Ecuphar) from Spain Isoflurin 1,000mg/g inhalation vapor, liquid (VetPharma Animal Health) from Spain Aerrane […]
Posted: 3 January 2019 at 3:59 pm
Vet group donate £60,000
The Linnaeus Group has donated £60,000 to the charity Dogs for Good, which provides accredited assistance dogs to people with physical disabilities and children with autism. The gift comes hard on the heels of a similar £60,000 donation in November made to Vetlife, which provides emotional, financial and mental health support to the veterinary community. Banbury, […]
Posted: 3 January 2019 at 3:55 pm
Ban of third party kitten and puppy sales confirmed
Anyone looking to buy or adopt a puppy or kitten below six months must now either deal directly with the breeder or with an animal rehoming centre. The Government has confirmed it will be banning third-party sales of puppies and kittens – known as “Lucy’s Law” – in a bid to fight the scourge of […]
Posted: 3 January 2019 at 3:38 pm
Vet awarded OBE
The former head vet at Edinburgh Zoo and personal chair of Zoological and Conservation Medicine at the city’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies has been appointed an OBE in the Queen’s New Year 2019 Honours List. Anna Meredith, who is now the head of Melbourne Veterinary School in Australia, received the honour for services […]
Posted: 3 January 2019 at 3:28 pm
Veterinary Medicine Supply Problem: Isoflurane
Due to ongoing UK supply problems with isoflurane-containing products, the VMD has recently assessed the following products for import under the Special Import Scheme: IsoFlo Vet 100% (Zoetis) from Germany IsoFlo 100% w/w vloeistof voor inhalatiedamp (Abbott Laboratories) from Germany Isoflo vapor liquid inhalant (Ecuphar) from Spain Isoflurin 1000mg/g inhalation vapor, liquid (VetPharma Animal Health […]
Posted: 17 December 2018 at 9:43 am