UK Vets Dealing with a Cat Vaccine Shortage

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There have been reports that vets in the UK are currently being hit by a shortage of cat vaccines, and many vet practices have made the decision to postpone vaccination appointments, so we explore this issue in more detail below. Why is there a shortage of cat vaccines in the UK? It is thought that… Read more »

What are the Current Issues in Veterinary Medicine?

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What’s the Future for the Veterinary Industry? You might believe that the veterinary industry is an area that will stay relatively stable over time. People continue to love their pets and, consequently, animal care is necessary. However, although vets will continue to play an essential role in our lives, the industry itself is facing some… Read more »

The Changing Attitudes Towards the Welfare of Animals

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How Has Animal Care Changed Over the Years? Animal care is a profession that is often associated with compassion and kindness, but there are many factors which have been responsible for its evolution. The British Veterinary Association recently published an Animal Welfare Strategy, demonstrating their commitment to welfare-driven animal care. In this blog post, we… Read more »

The Legalities of Animal Care

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The majority of us love our pets and want to ensure that we take the best possible care of them. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know your exact legal obligations as an animal owner. Animal welfare legislation states that you must take the appropriate steps to ensure that your pet is happy, healthy… Read more »

What is Veterinary Homeopathy?

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There has been a lot of recent news coverage of homeopathy in veterinary practice. Last year, an open letter signed by 3000 vets asked the RCVS to blacklist homeopathy from available veterinary treatments. As a result, a lot of people are expressing concerns surrounding its practice, but what exactly is veterinary homeopathy and why should… Read more »

Roles in Animal Care in Birmingham

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Did you know, even without studying for a degree you can still find animal care jobs. Birmingham, for instance, has a wealth of opportunities to begin a career working with animals. Whether you’re looking for your first job or to move into the industry from a previous career, here are some ideas to inspire your… Read more »

It’s hibernation season!

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We know that searching for Jobs can make you want to crawl into bed and hibernate for 6 months like some lucky animals. With this in mind, we thought that this week we’d talk a bit about those household pets that do hibernate, as a little distraction. Some household pets, such as turtles, tortoises, bearded… Read more »

British Veterinary Zoological Society – New guidelines for wildlife care 2016

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The BVZS has issued new guidelines for professionals working in the rescue and rehabilitation of British wildlife. These guidelines aim to refine and clarify the laws surrounding wildlife care and assist those that work in the industry to exercise the best possible practice within their rescue and rehabilitation centres. The guidelines will help all those… Read more »