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5 09, 2022

Guinea Pig Awareness Week September 19th-23rd

2022-09-05T10:17:07+00:00September 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Guinea Pig Awareness Week, or GPAW, is back this year from September 19th-23rd. Endorsed by the British Veterinary Association and British Small Animal Veterinary Association, the week covers the five welfare needs of our guinea pigs. There will be activities dedicated to improving the health and welfare of guinea pigs; [...]

5 08, 2022

National Marine Week- 24th July- 8th August

2022-08-05T12:51:18+00:00August 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

National Marine Week is the Wildlife Trusts’ nationwide celebration of all things marine. Despite the name, it lasts 15 fun-filled days to allow for the variation in tide times around the country. Two common enquiries we receive relating to the sea involve seawater and jellyfish. Seawater has a salinity of [...]

5 08, 2022

International Cat Day – 8th August 2020

2022-08-05T12:48:00+00:00August 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

International Cat Day on August 8th, provides us with 24 hours of recognition and appreciation for one of humanities oldest and most beloved pets. It is a day to raise awareness for cats and their care, and learn about ways to help and protect them. This year, custodianship of International Cat [...]

5 08, 2022

Pancytopenia in cats – UPDATE

2022-08-05T12:44:32+00:00August 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The RVC is regularly updating the information on the outbreak of pancytopenia in cats. There have been more than 520 cases reported with a fatality rate of more than 60%. FAQs for owners and vets are available on the RVC website. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a statement stating that mycotoxins have [...]

8 07, 2022

National Meadows Day 2022

2022-07-08T08:47:35+00:00July 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

National Meadows Day is an annual celebration of wildflower meadows across the UK, which this year falls on the 2nd July. Around this time of year we tend to get an increase in the number of hogweed (Heracleum species) poisoning cases received. Heracleum is a genus of biennial and perennial herbs in the [...]

8 07, 2022

UK veterinary professionals’ perceptions and experiences of adverse drug reaction reporting

2022-07-08T08:45:09+00:00July 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Research published in June’s Vet Record discusses the attitudes and perceptions of vet professionals towards ADR reporting. A survey was designed by the research team and advertised widely through conventional and social media and at several conferences. In total, 260 respondents completed the survey, including 210 veterinary surgeons, 49 veterinary nurses [...]

8 06, 2022

Rabbit Awareness Week- 27th June 2022

2022-06-08T15:24:09+00:00June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This year, 27th June marks the beginning of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW). Endorsed by the British Veterinary Association and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, this year marks the 16th RAW. With their inquisitive and social nature, rabbits are an increasingly popular choice of pet. This year, the VPIS have already [...]

8 06, 2022

Abstracts from EAPCCT Congress 2022

2022-06-08T15:23:25+00:00June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

In May, we attended the 42nd International Congress of the EAPCCT in Tallinn, where we presented three posters. The posters for the congress are available to view online. Our abstracts are: • Accidental ingestion of alcoholic beverages in dogs • Severe local tissue injury from accidental use of pressurised surgical spirit [...]

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