Celebrating Dr. James Guthrie: Our Speaker of the Month

We are delighted to announce that Dr. James Guthrie has been named our Speaker of the Month. Dr. Guthrie's dedication to veterinary medicine and his expertise in both Small Animal Surgery and Canine Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation make him a standout professional in the field.

Understanding Chronic Hepatitis in Senior Dogs: A Veterinarian’s Perspective

As our canine companions age, it's not uncommon for them to develop various health issues, one of which is chronic hepatitis. This condition, often seen in older dogs, can significantly impact their quality of life and requires a careful and informed approach to manage. In this post, we will delve into what a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis means for senior dogs, exploring its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options from a veterinarian's perspective.

The Vegan Diet Debate: What Veterinarians Need to Know About Feeding Dogs and Cats

As veterinarians, we constantly seek to provide the best nutritional guidance for our patients. Recently, the debate over vegan diets for dogs and cats has gained traction, driven by both ethical considerations and concerns for animal welfare. A new systematic review titled "Evidence Update: A Systematic Review of Studies Evaluating Vegan Diets for Dogs and Cats" sheds light on this controversial topic, offering insights that are crucial for veterinary professionals.

New Laws for Veterinary Medicines: What UK Vets Need to Know

As of last week, significant changes to the laws governing veterinary medicines in the UK have been enacted, impacting how veterinarians prescribe and advise on treatments. These amendments are crucial for ensuring the safety and efficacy of veterinary care, and it is imperative that all veterinary professionals familiarise themselves with these updates.

An Insight Into: Local anesthesia - intercostal nerve block

An intercostal nerve block provides anesthesia and analgesia of portions of the thoracic wall innervated by the intercostal nerves. The block does not provide anesthesia nor analgesia to the thoracic viscera. Use of an intercostal nerve block for lateral thoracotomy has been shown to improve blood gas parameters compared to systemic opioids, as well as providing an equivalent level of analgesia.

Understanding Congenital Canine Urinary Incontinence: A Veterinary Perspective

Congenital canine urinary incontinence is a complex condition that warrants thorough understanding and management within the veterinary community. While it may pose challenges for both veterinarians and pet owners alike, a comprehensive grasp of its underlying causes and treatment options is crucial for effective patient care.

Can you help improve how research is communicated to veterinary surgeons?

As veterinarians, you need to keep up with the latest developments emerging from research. However, vets are notoriously time-poor, making incorporating scientific advances into clinical decision-making challenging (Larson and White, 2015). Effective communication is vital for converting scientific research into practical solutions in the veterinary industry as part of evidence-based veterinary medicine. As it can ultimately impact the health and welfare of animals and their caregivers, the importance of communication in this arena cannot be overstated.

The Webinar Vet and ManyPets Unite in Sponsorship of the Nurse CPD Programme 2024

The Webinar Vet, a leading provider of online veterinary education, and ManyPets, a prominent name in pet insurance services, proudly announce their collaboration as sponsors of the Nurse CPD Programme 2024. This partnership signifies a shared commitment to supporting and nurturing the next generation of veterinary nurses.