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Vets urged to submit neutering data to national audit
Practices can use the results to carry out their own audits and produce internal benchmarks, guidelines and checklists to help monitor their progress.
RCVS Knowledge is asking practices to submit their data by 15 October. 

RCVS Knowledge is urging veterinary practices to submit their neutering data to the National Audit for Small Animal Neutering (NASAN) before 15 October 2021.

The charity is asking all veterinary teams performing neutering in dogs, cats and rabbits to share their data anonymously to the NASAN, in order to establish UK benchmarks in post-operative complications rates for small animal neutering.

Executive director of RCVS Knowledge, Chris Gush, said: “Data submitted to the NASAN last year, and so far this year, has been lower than expected – likely due to the strain put on the professions by the pandemic. 

“We believe many practices have neutering data that they have not been able to submit yet. We would be grateful for any unsubmitted neutering data for 2020 and 2021 to be sent to the NASAN, when practices are able, so that it can contribute to the national picture and allow us to gain the most accurate representation of the benchmarks for neutering in the UK.”

Practices are encouraged to submit their data from 2020 and 2021 before 15 October on the vetAUDIT website.

RCVS Knowledge has created a 'How to guide' for using the NASAN, which can be accessed here

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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.