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RCVS reminds vets of January ‘Under Care’ guidance
The directions are part of RCVS' Under Care guidance, but were delayed until January.
New anti-parasitic directions come into force 12 January.

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has reminded veterinary professionals of its anti-parasitic prescription-only veterinary medicine (POM-V) guidance, which comes into effect on 12 January 2024.

The instructions form part of the RCVS’ Under Care Guidance, which was largely implemented in September, but anti-parasitic rules were delayed after feedback from the profession.

When prescribing anti-parasitic POM-Vs, patient records should include enough information that any person supplying it knows what to do.

Full information on the guidance here.

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Rabbit Awareness Week set to return this summer

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 Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) is returning this summer, running from 24-28 June 2024. The theme for this year will be 'Healthy Diet, Happy Bunnies'.

The focus on rabbits' diet comes after the most recent PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report report revealed that 42 per cent of veterinary professionals identified inappropriate diet as one of the five most important rabbit welfare issues that need to be address.

The campaign will include veterinary blogs, videos, and digital waiting room resources. Practices can sign up to receive updates about RAW. 

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CVS Group hit by cyber attack

CVS Group, which owns more than 450 veterinary practices in the UK, has been hit by a cyber attack.

In a statement, the group said the incident involved unauthorised external access to a limited number of its IT systems. As soon as the attack was discovered, the group took its IT systems temporarily offline, causing 'considerable operational disruption'.

It has warned that the security steps taken and ongoing plans to move its operational systems and IT infrastructure to the Cloud are likely to have an ongoing impact over a number of weeks.

Due to the risk that personal information was accessed, CVS has informed the Information Commissioner's Office. The company is working with third party consultants to investigate the incident.