Archive: Mar 2013

A no-deal Brexit will increase hassle and costs to vets, pets, farm animals and agricultural trade in the UK
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A no-deal Brexit will increase hassle and costs to vets, pets, farm animals and agricultural trade in the UK
As the days, weeks and months count down to Brexit day, every sector of British life must surely have its own concerns. The veterinary sector, largely involving pets and farm animals, is no different. As the UK governmen…
September 28, 2018 • 367 shares • 1 comments
Livestock deaths during Hurricane Florence: preventable suffering of innocents?
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Livestock deaths during Hurricane Florence: preventable suffering of innocents?
Hurricane Florence storm has caused devastation in the USA, killing over thirty people, most of them in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of homes have been stuck without power. There have also been devastating impac…
September 20, 2018 • 695 shares
Cannabis Oil for Animals - Banned or Supported by the Government?
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Cannabis Oil for Animals - Banned or Supported by the Government?
Last Friday, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) released, rather out of the blue, a really surprising press release. The VMD is the regulator for the manufacture, sale, prescription and use of veterinary medicine…
September 17, 2018 • 469 shares • 39 comments
Pets “scared” when being put to sleep - wake up call or fake news?
Life as vet - what its like
Pets “scared” when being put to sleep - wake up call or fake news?
There’s another viral article doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment… but this one really is hitting a tender spot. The article, most recently reported by the Evening Standard, is a heartfelt plea from a vet for owne…
September 11, 2018 • 1519 shares • 4 comments
Pet insurance should be more affordable. Here's why it's so expensive in 2018.
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Pet insurance should be more affordable. Here's why it's so expensive in 2018.
Pet insurance has made a huge difference to many animals’ lives. The principle is simple: you pay a relatively small monthly sum to the insurance company, and if your pet is unfortunate enough to fall seriously ill or ha…
September 10, 2018 • 503 shares • 19 comments
What's in a name?
Life as vet - what its like
What's in a name?
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet…” - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet   We recently came across a really interesting comment on Facebook - a dog owner, who we…
September 3, 2018 • 245 shares • 2 comments
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