VetCrunch Weekly News Review
MSD Launches Diabetes Website In Time For World Diabetes Day
With world diabetes day on the 14th of November, MSD animal health has launched a website designed to spread awareness with useful information and resources for both pet owners and practice staff. You can check out the website here: http://www.caninsulin.co.uk/
BVA Survey Shows Majority of Vets Work When Sick
The BVA has released the responses to their 2019 BVA Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey in which 1,300 people answered. The findings show that almost two-thirds of vets work even when they don’t feel well enough. This could be due to feeling uncomfortable about missing work or a fear of letting the team down.
Remote Consultation Service Claims Like For Like Quality
UK vet tech business Vet AI is claiming that their remote veterinary consultation service is as accurate as face-to-face consultations for diagnosing dermatological conditions in dogs. They spent £20,000 on the study across three clinics around the UK. However, it must be noted that the study was carried out by the company themselves, and not from an independent source.
FirstVet Make Major Telehealth Investment
Sweden-based company FirstVet has received an €18.5 million investment from OMERS Ventures. FirstVet is responsible for providing pet owners with on-demand video appointments with vets. This new investment will allow them to further their technologies and also enable them to reach a global market with plans to release the service in USA, Germany and France.
Australasia & Asia
Virbac deliver improvement to lambing rates
Virbac Australia held a pre-joining information day in which attendees could learn about nutritional and management considerations to help achieve an increased lambing rate. Virbac also provided information about their own fecundity vaccine that is a key component to increasing lamb numbers by increasing the number of egg numbers that can be fertilized.
Individualised Canine Healthcare Roadmap Released
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have released a guide that will help streamline individualised veterinary care for dogs. It includes recommendations and strategies to help vets consider the best roadmap for caring for every unique dog by taking into account their age, breed and lifestyle. Click here to view the guide https://www.aaha.org/globalassets/02-guidelines/canine-life-stage-2019/2019-aaha-canine-life-stage-guidelines-final.pdf
WSAVA Offer Pain Management Scholarships
One veterinarian and one veterinarian technician could win the chance to gain a pain management scholarship from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). This is part of WSAVA’s initiative to increase the number of veterinary thought leaders in pain management. For more information on this scholarship, check out this website. https://www.wsava.org/Our-Members/Job-Opportunities/Scholarship-Competition-for-Veterinary-Nurses-Tech