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It’s an especially challenging time for country vets as the drought in rural NSW takes an ever-greater toll on farmers and their animals, writes Tracey Porter. As a country vet in New South Wales’s central west, Dr Scott Parry is well [...]

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Scouting has been a way of life for Alexandra Digweed, VN and practice manager at Boongarry Veterinary Services in Cairns, QLD, since she was six. “My first introduction to scouting was accompanying Mum to a local Joey Scout meeting over [...]

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by Yvette Berkeley, Castlemaine Veterinary Clinic, VIC This microscope was here when we bought the practice. There’s nothing fancy about it—it’s just a solid piece of equipment that I use every day. What’s good about it Its biggest advantage is that [...]

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The American Association of Feline Practitioners recently released its Consensus Statement, ‘Feline Feeding Programs: Addressing Behavioral Needs to Improve Feline Health and Wellbeing’, and accompanying client brochure to the veterinary community. The Consensus Statement, published in the Journal of Feline Medicine [...]

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Medivet is to open a ‘Centre of Excellence’ in orthopaedics at its referral practice in Faversham, Kent. The team will be led by Dr Ryk Bot...

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The already-rare Stone's sheep of the Yukon is 20 per cent less common than previously thought, according to new research by biologists. The study examined 123 different DNA markers in approximately 2,800 thinhorn sheep in British Columbia and the Yukon, with the goal of mapping population boundaries. Results show significant overestimation of certain subspecies of thinhorn sheep, like Stone's sheep, due to misclassification.

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nutravet are delighted to announce the launch of a new product which has been developed to help aid recovery and support convalescence in dogs and cats.Launched at the Londo...

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Redwings Horse Sanctuary is sharing the all the excitement about the launch of SPILLERS®’ new senior feeds. Redwings head vet Nicola Jarvis and her equine co-star Smokey have helped make ...

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Mrs Emily Ward-Smith, owner of Dinas Vets in Dinas Powys, South Wales, has become the 140th Branch Partner to join the Medivet community. Emily merged her practice with the Medivet Group in S...

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During a recent trip to New York City, my phone was damaged to the point where the touch screen stopped working (oh, how I miss my sturdy keyboard-containing Blackberry). It happened as I was passing my phone to the gate agent upon boarding my flight from Calgary to Toronto – the phone fell on the floor and despite my protective case, the screen cracked and I was thereafter unable to unlock my phone. And that’s when the panic began: I was traveling in another country, speaking at a conference, and attending meetings with no use of my cell phone. How the heck was I going to survive?!

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