Practice Matters

The Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Nottingham has developed a new evidence-based veterinary medicine training programme, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Mrs Sarah Evans has joined veterinary CPD provider Improve International as Key Account Manager.  In this role, she will be responsible for developing and strengthening Improve’s relationships with corporate and larger veterinary groups in view of their increasing importance within the veterinary sector.

Braemar Finance recently launched its online funding solution, ‘Fast Track’ which enables veterinary sector customers to apply for a credit facility to finance a selected medical procedure, treatment or specific professional service.

BVA is seeking nominations for the post of BVA Junior Vice President (JVP) 2017/18, as well as for members of its newly-formed Electoral College, as part of a new process for selecting BVA Officers that better reflects modern principles of good governance, ensures transparency and with which BVA members can engage.

Places are going fast for the VPMA-SPVS Congress 2017, so don’t miss joining us at Celtic Manor Resort, 26-28 January 2017. This year's fresh and innovative programme will cover everything from behavioural economics to the ultimate front of house experience; resilience to understanding mind-sets; practical H&S to managing social media, with speakers from the UK and the USA and from outside as well as within the veterinary profession.

The exhibition will move to a new hall, with more space to chill out whilst meeting a wide range of suppliers with advice on marketing, management and business development.

Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced that two more of its small animal modular veterinary programmes have been validated by Harper Adams University under the partnership arrangement established in 2012.

The General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) Dermatology and the GPCert Endoscopy and Endosurgery, which are delivered in conjunction with the European School of Veterinary Studies (ESVPS), can now be used as a route to gaining a postgraduate certificate (PgC).  Both programmes, completed by attendance only, aim to provide an updated and practical approach to these areas of practice. Their validation means that success in the GPCert exam will provide 40 academic credits towards the PgC.

Central Qualifications (CQ) has announced the launch of its new Diploma in Veterinary Nursing. This follows an extended consultation period, during which members from across the profession had the opportunity to comment on the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing (DipVN™) and the training of veterinary nurses. 

Is your surgery interested in purchasing a CT scanner? Not sure if it would work for you? Why not come along to one of Mount International's CT seminar days, being held at their purpose built CT Training and Maintenance facility in Gloucester.

At a time when fears about antimicrobial resistance are a key part of the veterinary agenda, Bayer Animal Health has developed the second in their series of educational guides, which focuses on the correct diagnosis of antimicrobial infections.