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Chatter box A new spring series of wellbeing talks designed to tackle some of the issues faced in veterinary practices is launching on Saturday (27 February). Hosted by WellVet and Boehringer Ingelheim, the talks will focus on simple, practical tips to improve personal and team wellbeing.

Six 30-minute presentations will be hosted by leading coaching professionals, including Libby Kemkaran, Adrian Nelson-Pratt and occupational psychologist professor Elinor O'Connor. The events will be streamed live on the WellVet Facebook page and can be watched back at any time. For more information, visit wellvet.com Chatter box

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Flexible workers are happier workers

Flexible working options can have dramatic effects - job satisfaction goes up, retention is easier, morale improves and motivation rockets. Who doesn't want that?
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You've Got Email!

Online activities are now proving to be a viable way of expanding and growing your practice. Email is a great example of this...
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Start Spreading the News...

Read all about it! A newsletter is the perfect way to keep clients informed of the latest happenings in the practice...
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The Value of Welcome Packs

A welcome pack has the function of giving new clients (or returning clients) an invaluable insight into your practice.
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Small things can have big effects

The veterinary world is constantly evolving and for your practice to be successful within such a demanding marketplace you need to gain as much competitive edge as possible.
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Are you ready for a new breed of client?

With heavy spending cuts announced, the financial belts of the public will start to tighten. This means a new breed of commercially savvy customer. Is your veterinary practice ready?
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Beware of Trojan Horses

Rob Tilyard explains how best to protect the practice against the threat from Trojan horses and their lesser known counterpart, the road apple.
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2021 NOAH Compendium now available

The 2021 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published.

Published annually by NOAH, this book is sent to every veterinary practice in the UK for free. The 2021 edition includes an even larger range of products than previous years.

Chief executive Dawn Howard stated that NOAH will shortly be launching a survey for practices on the Compendiums effectiveness.

She added: "Our survey will give users of the Compendium the opportunity to say how they think we can improve it to assist them in prescribing veterinary medicines and advising animal keepers on their use. We look forward to getting your views."


Avian influenza confirmed in Redcar

A case of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza has been confirmed in laying chickens at a commercial premises near Redcar.

All poultry in the affected area will be culled, and a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the affected premises. The discovery comes just days after an identical strain of avian influenza was discovered in pheasants at a premises on Anglesey, Wales (28 January).

This is the thirteenth case of HPAI H5N8 in poultry in England. All bird keepers in England are currently required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions, including housing their birds (except in very specific circumstances).
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 A new spring series of wellbeing talks designed to tackle some of the issues faced in veterinary practices is launching on Saturday (27 February). Hosted by WellVet and Boehringer Ingelheim, the talks will focus on simple, practical tips to improve personal and team wellbeing.

Six 30-minute presentations will be hosted by leading coaching professionals, including Libby Kemkaran, Adrian Nelson-Pratt and occupational psychologist professor Elinor O'Connor. The events will be streamed live on the WellVet Facebook page and can be watched back at any time. For more information, visit wellvet.com 

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 The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) has announced that applications are now open for the second round of its three-year funding scheme to support research into the human-animal bond.

This year SCAS is looking for research that focuses on the issues surrounding pets in housing, particularly projects looking at:

- the impact of current, or historic, pet related housing legislation
- an assessment of incident, type and cost of damage caused by pets in housing
- the views of landlords, care institution or housing association staff, in relation to pets and housing
- stakeholder perceptions of pets and housing insurance schemes.

There are eight funding grants available, awarding between £1,500 and £10,000. Applications close on 30 April 2021.

More information can be found on the SCAS website. 

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