Warning over microchip registration advert scam

James Westgate Veterinary professionals are being warned about a bogus website advertised on Google that is offering pet microchip registration. The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued the warning about the UK Pet Chip Registry, which claims that for a charge of £15, it will add the pet’s microchip details to the so-called National Pet…

What a year: Pandemic views from around the world

March 11, 2021 (published) By Lisa Wogan, Ross Kelly, and Edie Lau Veterinarians juggle sorrow, hope, anxiety, perseverance, and so many puppies As COVID-19 took hold last spring, veterinarians from Asia to South America, and Europe to Australasia described in a series of VIN News Service articles how the disease and responses to the disease…

Winner of NEF Special COVID-19 Sir Colin Spedding Award announced

Claire Williams, Executive Director of the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA), was announced as the winner of the Special COVID-19 Sir Colin Spedding Award 2021 at the National Equine Forum (NEF) on 4 March 2021. Given the exceptional circumstances of 2020 and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic the NEF Organising Committee changed the emphasis of the Sir Colin…

VMA quiz aims to help ease lockdown boredom

The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) is doing its bit to take people’s minds off lockdown challenges by putting on a quiz night for veterinary professionals on Friday 19 March. Starting at 6pm, the VMA Big Fat Virtual Quiz will start at 6pm and feature a £50 Amazon voucher for the winner. Places are limited, but…

AAHA, AAFP Release Feline Life Stage Guidelines

WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN MARCH 2021 Senior cats should see a veterinarian at least every six months and the subject of pet health insurance might be appropriate during cost-of-care discussions, according to the newly released 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines. A task force assembled by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association…

Event To Challenge Women To Dare To Lead

  Veterinary Woman and XLVets are organising the second Veterinary Women in Leadership event with a focus on the ‘Dare to LeadTM’ work of world-renowned leadership researcher and writer, Brené Brown. Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, there will also be the elements of networking, showcasing role models from across…

An Experience That Delivers

Steve King |  Mar 1, 2021   Global Pet Expo Digital Access will provide the best components of the pet industry’s premier event in the safety of your home or office. For most of us, the month of March means a trip to Orlando for Global Pet Expo. Since 2005, ever-increasing numbers of retailers, distributors and…

Case of FMDV in dogs after eating infected meat

A case report filed by scientists at The Pirbright Institute details the first instance of naturally acquired foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection in dogs. In this unusual case reported in BMC Veterinary Research, FMDV was identified in a sample of heart tissue received by Pirbright’s diagnostic laboratory, the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD). The sample was…

Veterinary Visionaries collaboration forms a united front for a post-COVID world

Veterinary Visionaries collaboration forms a united front for a post-COVID world   AAHA – 2/25/2021 The future is this way.   AAHA is spearheading a new collaboration called Veterinary Visionaries to bring veterinary associations’ collective memberships together to share ideas, co-create solutions, and unify our profession’s approach to solving shared challenges.   AAHA is joined…