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Vets sought for canine epidemic prevention study
SAVSNET is seeking responses from vets, as the eventual main users of the response protocols.
SAVSNET is asking vets to attend a workshop on response protocols.

A project run by the Small Animal Surveillance Network (SAVSNET) is seeking vets to participate in a research study.

Funded by Dogs Trust, the aim of the project is to develop response protocols to detect and control canine infectious diseases early. This will include diseases which are transmissible to humans. 

SAVSNET is searching for veterinary surgeons from all backgrounds and experience levels to take part in a workshop, which will discuss where to set thresholds for outbreak notification to vets.

Also discussed will be the level of uncertainty participants would accept when dealing with a potential outbreak notification, and what kind of resources and information would be necessary for veterinary professionals from a response system. 

The company is looking for veterinary surgeons to participate from both small and large practices, and from independent practices alongside those which are part of a larger group.

Participants are being asked to attend an online workshop of one and a half hours, date dependent on availability. 

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Dr Carmen Tamayo at carmen.tamayo@bristol.ac.uk

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Prestigious veterinary awards open for nominations

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 Nominations for the prestigious PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2022 are now open, with five accolades up for grabs including: Practice of the Year; Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding veterinary professional or practice for an award, from colleagues to pet owners, friends and family. Nominations remain anonymous, and Petplan will send everyone who receives a nomination a certificate to display in their practice.

Nominations can be made at petplanvet.co.uk and remain open until Monday 10 January. 

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New online CPD otitis podcast created

A new 15 minute podcast on treating animals with otitis has been created by Dechra Veterinary Products. Featuring general practice vet Carolyn Kyte and veterinary dermatology specialist Natalie Barnard, the two vets will discuss their experiences treating otitis, and why owners are significant in successful treatment.

Dechra Brand Manager Carol Morgan commented: "What Carolyn and Natalie bring to the table with their new podcast for the Dechra Academy is a light and insightful discussion about communication and education being the keystone for better otitis outcomes and how vets can improve on their consultation skills to handle cases better."`

The podcast, called 'Think Differently about Otitis', is available to access for free on the Dechra Academy on-demand learning platform here.