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28 May Veterinary news #1

Latest news and issues from the world of vets and veterinary sciences:

Call for inspirational young vets to enter new award

This wide award celebrates inspirational young vets who are making a difference through their day to day work. Recognising that the transition from student to qualified vet can be a challenging period, the BVA Young Vet of the Year Award aims to shine a light on rising stars who are making a valuable contribution across the profession. Read more here

 

Lung surgery helps pup breathe easy

A springer spaniel with a persistent cough presented at Oakward Veterinary Referrals – where it was discovered it had inhaled an ear of wheat – which had become stuck in its lung. Dr Hopkins said: “Dexter was referred to me after suffering with a low-grade cough for a few months. Read more here

 

Study identifies dog breeds, physical traits that pose highest risk of biting children

Nearly five million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and children are at a much higher risk than adults. Dog bites can cause significant psychological and physical damage, and bites to the face often require reconstructive surgery to repair injuries ranging from nerve damage to tissue loss. Read more here

 

Half of vet practices don’t think veterinary wellness is an issue 

A study carried out on behalf of VET Festival 2019 has found that ‘veterinary wellness’ is not recognised as an issue at 52% of UK veterinary practices and around 70% do not have a wellness programme or any plan to introduce one. A study carried out on behalf of VET Festival 2019 has found that ‘veterinary wellness’ is not recognised as an issue at 52% of UK veterinary practices and around 70% do not have a wellness programme or any plan to introduce one. Read more here

 

Revolutionary Veterinary Treatment Now Helping Pets in Portugal

The first ‘Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine’ chamber in Portugal is now helping to heal pets at CR2AL- Centro de Reabilitacao e Regeneracao Animal de Lisboa. Pet owners in Lisbon now have a treatment option available to their pets that may literally be able to save their lives when all else has failed, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Read more here 

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