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Vet Record is the official Journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and has been published weekly since 1888.

It is now published weekly in print and continuously online. The journal is highly regarded in the UK and internationally within the veterinary profession.

It contains news, comment, letters and clinical research papers on a wide range of veterinary topics. Its classified advertisement section includes an extensive list of veterinary and veterinary-based jobs.

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BVA members receive a print copy of Vet Record every week as well as online access to the latest content and the comprehensive research archive.

BVA grants editorial freedom to the Editor of Vet Record. The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and may not necessarily comply with BVA policy. Vet Record is published by BMJ on behalf of BVA.

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Feb
03

Me too

EVER since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, and more recently the gender pay gap within the BBC, I have been patiently waiting for a long overdue discussion on sexual discrimination within our profession. I have been bitterly disappointed.D...

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Companion Animal
Feb
03

First-opinion practice needs evidence-based policies

by Mackenzie, C.

DR Payne (VR, 13 January 2018, vol 182, pp 55-56) writes that she is sad, angry and confused in relation to the staffing and retention issues faced by many first-opinion veterinary practices and, in response to Dr Wolfensohn's proposals, states that ...

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Companion Animal
Feb
03

In brief 01/02/2018

Detecting small redworm parasites in horsesThe Moredun Research Institute has obtained new research funding from The Horse Trust to complete the development of a blood-based test for the detection of cyathostomins (small redworms) in horses.Moxidecti...

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Equine
Feb
03

Data protection: fines last resort for practices

By Suzanne JarvisNew maximum fines of £17 million or 4 per cent of turnover will be imposed on organisations under the new data protection law - the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - which comes into force on 25 May.But vet practices should...

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Companion Animal
Feb
03

International pay league table: where does the UK fit on the global scale?

By Matthew LimbThe Netherlands tops the international salary scale for vets, with the UK trailing behind in fifth position, according to a survey of 11 European countries, plus the USA and Australia.Dutch vets earn a median annual salary of 90,000 co...

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Companion Animal
Jan
27

How can we tackle pay discrepancies between male and female vets?

Let's start with being more open, says Gudrun Ravetz, BVA senior vice president, in a personal viewpoint.Results from two new salary surveys published this week by Vet Record highlight a clear gender divide in salary levels and are a cause for concer...

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Companion Animal
Jan
27

No surprise in pay disparity, say leadership experts

The gender pay gap is under increasing scrutiny in the UK. Thousands of employers are now required to publish their pay difference by the Government Equalities Office.Its most recent figures (2017-18) showed a pay gap existed across the public and pr...

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Companion Animal
Jan
27

Michael Pittaway

by Noakes, D., Pittaway, D., Nicholson, G., Cook, J.

A widely respected veterinary surgeon and an innovator within the profession, Michael Pittaway was also a man of great charm and huge energy, who applied his skills across a wide range of interests.

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Equine
Jan
27

Gender pay gap exists across the profession

By Adele WatersA salary divide exists between the sexes, according to two UK-wide surveys of the vet professions.Findings from the first survey by CM Research, an agency that specialises in the veterinary and pet sector, found male vets get paid more...

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Companion Animal
Jan
27

If all vets are equal, why the pay gap?

by Waters, A.

Try this. Next time you are having a chat or a lunch break with a veterinary colleague, ask them how much money they earn.If it causes embarrassment, an awkward silence or them to choke on their sandwich, you can blame me. The important thing, though...

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Companion Animal
Jan
20

Why are vet salaries so stubbornly flat?

by Waters, A.

A working knowledge of economic supply and demand theory might lead you to think that recruitment difficulties within a profession would drive increases in salaries.So what is the veterinary profession to make of the results of two new surveys that s...

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Companion Animal
Jan
06

2018 International Webinar Vet Virtual Congress

Eleanor Patterson, BVA Marketing Officer, is encouraging you start your CPD early this year with the 2018 International Webinar Vet Virtual Congress.

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Companion Animal
Jan
06

BVA In Practice CPD 2018

Zoe Davies, BVA Marketing Manager, discusses some of the forthcoming highlights from the 2018 BVA In Practice CPD programme.

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Companion Animal
Jan
06

Key decisions from BVA Council

It was a busy agenda for the first BVA Council meeting of the Association year, as BVA's Head of Policy and Governance Amelia Findon reports.

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Companion Animal
Jan
06

Selected highlights from other journals 1/5/2018

pet ownership does not protect against ageingG. D. Batty, P. Zaninotto, R. G. Watt, S. BellBMJ (2017) 359, j5558doi: 10.1136/bmj.j5558What did the research find?The study found that the companionship of animals seems to confer no relation with standa...

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Companion Animal
Dec
16

Diagnosis of colic

by Lightfoot, K., Freeman, S., Burford, J., England, G.

Equine colic is the most common type of emergency seen by first-opinion veterinary practices. However, the primary assessment of horses with colic can be fraught with difficulties due to the vast array of aetiologies and accompanying clinical signs a...

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Equine
Dec
16

Ultrasonographic scoring system for superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in horses: intra- and inter-rater variability

by Alzola Domingo, R., Riggs, C. M., Gardner, D. S., Freeman, S. L.

Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) tendinopathy is an important musculoskeletal problem in horses. The study objective was to validate an ultrasonographic scoring system for SDFT injuries. Ultrasonographic images from 14 Thoroughbred racehorses...

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Equine
Dec
16

Diagnostic imaging of tendinopathies of the superficial flexor tendon in horses

by Berner, D.

Tendinopathy of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) occurs in all types of sport horses and is a common reason for wastage in the racing thoroughbred.1–4 In most clinical cases swelling of the metacarpal or metatarsal area due to tendon inju...

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Equine
Dec
16

CVS acquires B&W Equine Vets

CVS has announced its acquisition of B&W Equine Vets.As the largest specialist equine veterinary group in the south west of the UK, B&W Equine Vets operates an integrated practice based around a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary referral hospital i...

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Equine
Dec
16

Vaccination module to boost equine health

MSD Animal Health Equine has launched a new vaccination module as part of its KBHH (keeping Britain's horses healthy) preventative healthcare initiative.The initiative aims to help equine vets reduce infectious disease by building a preventative heal...

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Equine