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Dr, Dr…. Does it make any difference?

In December 2014 the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK launched a consultation with it’s members, of which I am one, on the subject of whether UK-trained vets should be able to use the courtesy title ‘Doctor/ Dr.’ The main reasons, it is proposed, are that there is the risk of confusion among […]

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pet blood bank, dog

Vet News – Small Animal News

Small Animal News editor, Harriet Woodhall, brings us an article on the Pet Blood Bank, a fantastically important and lifesaving service. SMALL ANIMALS: Pet Blood Bank Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) The Pet Blood Bank is a UK charity that supplies blood products to veterinary professionals for canine blood transfusions and has […]

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Orca, Killer Whale

Vet News – Exotic News

This month we lead into the New Year with a fascinating article by Exotics Editor, Charlotte Hitch, on the news that SeaWorld have developed a treadmill for orcas in an attempt to improve their welfare, a very topical subject.   EXOTICS: SeaWorld develops ‘treadmill’ for orcas in attempt to improve welfare of captive whales Charlotte […]

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micrograph of prion affected neural tissue

Vet News – Interesting Research

This month our Exotics News Editor, Charlotte Hitch, takes a look at some interesting research being conducted into the treatment of prion diseases using gene switching. Something to whet your biochemistry and genetics appetites!         RESEARCH: Treatment of prion and other neurodegenerative diseases with injection of a single protein Charlotte Hitch (Vet […]

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Dog being vaccinated against rabies

Vet News – Small Animal News

Our Small Animal News editor, Harriet tackles the fascinating and important topic of rabies and the Pet Travel Scheme in this month’s installment of Vet News.       SMALL ANIMALS: Rabies & The Pet Travel Scheme Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) Rabies has been frequently in the news over the past […]

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Seal underwater

Vet News – Exotic News

This month our exotics editor, Charlotte, takes a peek underwater and answers the question of how it is that marine mammals can survive underwater for so long. Fascinating stuff! EXOTICS: How can marine mammals survive for so long underwater? Charlotte Hitch (Vet News Exotics Editor) Research at the University of Liverpool into oxygen-carrying proteins in […]

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Puppy training

Vet News – Small Animal News

Our Small Animal News editor, Harriet delves into the intriguing topic of canine intelligence in this month’s dose of Vet News.       SMALL ANIMALS: Canine Intelligence Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) The intelligence of domestic dogs has been a topic much in the news recently after the discovery of perhaps […]

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Two ferrets

Vet News – Exotic News

Our Exotics Editor, Charlotte Hitch, discusses the use of Hormone Implants in Pet Ferrets with Adrenal Disease in this month’s installment of Vet News. EXOTICS: Hormone Implants for Pet Ferrets with Adrenal Disease Charlotte Hitch (Vet News Exotics Editor) Hyperadrenocorticism is arguably one of the most serious and prevalent diseases in pet ferrets in the […]

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Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia, blood smear

Vet News – Small Animal News

This month’s Small Animal Vet News article is on IMHA in dogs. Editor, Harriet Woodhall takes a look at this fascinating condition. SMALL ANIMALS: Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA) in Dogs Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal Editor) In a normal, healthy dog red blood cells (RBCs) live around 4 months and are then destroyed […]

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Vet News – Small Animal News

This month our Small Animal editor, Harriet Woodhall brings us an article on a subject that many of us in practice and those aspiring to be there deal with on a daily basis: rabbit vaccination. This is a great topic to be up to speed on for veterinary interviews.     SMALL ANIMALS: Rabbit Vaccinations […]

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