The RCVS and its disciplinary committee could do better

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A few weeks back DEFRA launched a consultation on proposals that would allow the Royal College to reconstitute its disciplinary committees independently of its council. The BVA has welcomed the proposal indicating that the disciplinary function of the RCVS could be improved.  Expressing that there is a need for improvement suggests that current performance is ...

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Pet care changes with age

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We all know that we behave differently as we age, but do we also behave differently with our pets? A recent survey amongst pet owners in the UK carried out by CM Research seems to confirm this. The survey found that older pet owners seem to have a different approach to pet ownership and therefore exhibit different ...

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The appeal of a Veterinary Union

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When we asked vets about what they thought of the idea of a Veterinary Union we had no idea how polarized their views and opinions would be. Of the 500 vets that took part in a Vetspanel survey almost half were in favour of the idea/concept of a Veterinary Union, while 36% were against it ...

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Owners’ attitudes to taking pets to vet’s

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in articles | No Comments

Vets often recommend that you should take your pet to see them at least once a year and not just when they are unwell. And in a recent survey amongst more than 5,000 UK pet owners CM research confirmed that the large majority follow this advice. But as most of us suspect, the visiting frequency varies ...

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