“Y” is for your dental operatory—you’ve got to take care of it, and it will take care of your patients

An expert in veterinary dentistry outlines the importance of caring for your machines and accessories to facilitate safe, effective dental procedures. The dental operatory is an area with special equipment and facilities to perform dental diagnostics and treatment. Care and maintenance of the equipment and materials in this room are essential for successful dental procedures and…

Nominations open for BSAVA Awards

Small animal vets and veterinary nurses are set to be honoured for their work across the field as the BSAVA awards opens nominations for its 2021 and 2022 selection. Candidates must be nominated by a BSAVA member but don’t have to be a member themselves. Members will also be able to nominate as many people…

A look under the hood of a corporate practice purchase

From deciding to sell through the closing to the impacts on the veterinary team, discover the ins and outs of corporate practice purchase. It’s an unexpected, often turbulent event that happens seemingly every day. The owner of a long-established veterinary practice assembles the team for a lunchtime meeting and breaks the news: “I’ve decided to…

Canine cancer biomarkers to be explored

Canine cancer biomarkers to be explored

Morris Animal Foundation has partnered with biotech start-up company Loyal to study dogs’ genetic changes that occur as they age Determining early indicators of disease and helping dogs lead the longest, healthiest lives possible is the driving force behind Morris Animal Foundation’s latest partnership. Cellular Longevity, Inc., (DBA Loyal, a biotech start-up company) is set…

Puzzling illness among UK cats prompts pet food recall- Royal Veterinary College photo

Puzzling illness among UK cats prompts pet food recall

Researchers ask veterinarians for input as Canada grapples with its own mystery By Jennifer Fiala and Anna Campbell   More than 130 cats in the United Kingdom have been afflicted in recent weeks by pancytopenia, a rare and often fatal blood condition that has investigators suspecting that something in particular dry cat foods may be…

FDA finalizes guidance on over-the-counter antimicrobials for veterinary use

Ultimately, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) finalized guidance for industry GFI #263 is all about antimicrobial stewardship. Released on June 10, GFI #263 from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) outlines a two-year implementation period for animal drug manufacturers to voluntarily change the marketing status of some over-the-counter (OTC) antimicrobial drugs. The voluntary labeling changes…