1. VN animal Champion awarded

    An RVN who had dedicated  her life to helping animals in need has been named Blue Cross British Vet Nurse of the Year. The charity presented the award to Tyrina Gibson, who has been a VN for a decade and has worked at Newcastle PDSA Pet Hospital for four years. Those who nominated her described […]


  2. VE Student Awards

    RCVS Knowledge is pleased to announce that the Veterinary Evidence Student Awards are now open for submissions! The competition is for veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing or veterinary bioscience undergraduates across the country to write a Knowledge Summary and submit it for publication in Veterinary Evidence, the open access, peer-reviewed journal of RCVS Knowledge, the charity […]


  3. Gold cat clinic

    International Society of Feline Medicine award is “ringing endorsement” of “exceptional care package for cats” at Surrey referrals clinic. North Downs Specialist Referrals in Surrey have been recognised as a gold level cat clinic by the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM). North Downs hospital director Terry Emmerson said: “This is a ringing endorsement of […]


  4. Burr tongue

    A small animal vet is alerting colleagues to be aware of a distressing condition commonly known as “burr tongue” after her own dog was affected. Burr tongue is the common name for burdock tongue (also called granular stomatitis or granulomatous glossitis) caused by ingestion of burrs from the burdock plant (Arctium lappa;), a form of […]


  5. Extended duration of immunity for FeLV vaccines

    Virbac has announced an extended duration of immunity has been granted by the European Medicines Agency for the feline leukaemia component of both Leucogen and Leucofeligen vaccines. As a result of this extended duration of immunity, following the primary course and first annual booster, the FeLV component is only required every three years. Annual boosters […]