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Canine leishmaniosis is a major zoonotic disease in more than 70 countries and is posing an escalating problem in the UK.

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“To receive the award for the best pet insurance company is a great accolade and one we’re very proud of” – James Barnes, head of sales and partnerships at Petplan.

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Vets are being urged to spread the word about the importance of vaccinating rabbits following an outbreak of deadly disease that can kill in hours.

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However well meaning, hedgehogs released into the wild after amputation face lingering death, a wildlife charity has warned vets.

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Veterinary Public Health Association president airs views following Public Health England investigation that identified raw dog food as putative cause of human Shiga toxin-prodocuing Escherichia coli outbreak.

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Southfields Veterinary Specialists is able to offer a route to European specialist status after having its oncology programme approved.

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Company used London Vet Show to announce its plans to combine its buying groups, veterinary wholesaler operations and practice management system services into one integrated platform.

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A new dairy centre will be built at the University of Bristol Veterinary School to help tackle some of the challenges around ethical food security.

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The royal college’s network is hosting two day-long, expert-led workshops in Cambridge early in 2019, aimed at fostering innovation.

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Eleanor Goad recalls her decision to be a vet dictating her choice of A-levels and how the possibilities for vet students are almost infinite due to the variety of jobs available.

As the festive season kicks into gear, RVN Jane Davidson mulls on how to advise unsuspecting clients on being clued-up about the dangers of internet puppy sellers, especially via social media.

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli with a "tip of the year" by encouraging those working in practice to work on their plans for next year now to finish 2018 in the best way possible.

After taking up a leadership course, Ami Sawran discovered the so-called "soft skills" are anything but to master, and might matter just as much as clinical management.

Being a new grad can be an lonely experience, especially if you have to move to a new location, but Jordan Sinclair conjures up a few ways to combat the isolation.

Gerardo Poli outlines ways in which a patient with this condition can be treated and offers a step-by-step guide of his thought process.

Nick Marsh explores the ethics behind the physician-patient relationship, and the various emotional and financial concerns that impact on the approach to "physician agency".

Eleanor Goad steps into the debate on Iceland’s banned Christmas advert about the use of palm oil in commercial products, saying, while the situation isn't entirely black and white, it is a step in the right direction.

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Paddy Gordon looks at measures to prevent or minimise incidences of this metabolic disease in dairy cattle.

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Christian Byrne and Safia Barakzai present a case of a cob mare diagnosed with this uncommon finding, then discuss general diagnosis and treatment.

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Vanessa Bourne discusses the challenges of ensuring treatment compliance and how to increase clients’ awareness of the importance of using appropriate products.

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They can be rewarding, but internships require a considerable investment of time, as well as strength. Tessa Cornell looks at what to think about ahead of choosing an internship.

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Roger Evans discusses his love for hares, and his disappointment at not seeing them around his land anymore.

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Richard Allport looks back as a green recent graduate at Christmas attempting to relieve a boxer dog’s inability to pass water.

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Eleanor Mardell describes approaches to recognise and manage OA in an increasingly ageing population of cats with kidney disease. Contains video content.

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John Chitty looks at factors contributing to, and ways to prevent and treat, weight gain in this species.

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Emma Gerrard explores two forms of this inflammatory condition – idiopathic in cats and bacterial in dogs – as well as what helps resolve them.

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This month, RVN and BVNA council member Gemma Reeve reaches out to colleagues to remind them that, even at the toughest times of the year, the association is there for them.

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Kit Sturgess discusses the causes, management and treatment of gastrointestinal issues in small animal patients.

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This month, VN council vice-chairman Liz Cox throws down the gauntlet to fellow veterinary nurses to take the lead on quality improvement in practice for the benefit of all.

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Stacey Blease was appointed BVNA head of learning and development six months ago. Here, she reflects on her journey so far, what she has achieved since boarding the "BVNA bus", and considers what the future may hold for the organisation.

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Julii Elliott was the winner of last year's £1,000 bursary for the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care course, courtesy of VN Times and Vets Now. Here, the RVN reflects on her experience, the challenges of study and the joys of completion.

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This month we are joined by a ZSL London Zoo RVN, who talks about life on the wild side of animal care.

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Gayle Morrison and Peter Forsythe outline a strategy for dealing with this ear disease in small animals to maximise the chances of a successful outcome and minimise the likelihood of chronic disease onset.

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In these days of manic corporate consolidation, it is important to remember the benefits owning your own practice can bring. So when VBJ was asked to visit an independently owned practice that is positively thriving in the face of corporate competition, we jumped at the chance.

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Adi Nell and Erwin Höhn consider stakeholders’ likely responses to the shortages before proposing a revolutionary workforce planning framework.

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Increasing the amount of dental work your practice performs can be a great way to improve pet health and drive revenue. Yet, without the engagement of the whole clinical team, these initiatives can often lack bite.

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Liz Barton, in her fifth instalment, highlights the challenges of balancing being a practising vet and a parent to school-age children.

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Successful recruitment begins long before a vacancy arises. In an increasingly transparent profession, employer reputation is a vital tool in the competition for our most valuable resource: people. This will be a major theme at SPVS/VMG Congress in January.

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The vet landscape is changing rapidly, and we find the profession, and ourselves, in an economy we wouldn't have imagined 20 years ago. It's a time of great change and opportunity for those looking to sell a practice.

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Carolyne Crowe explains how this skill can be reframed by veterinary professionals to improve their personal lives, and make their roles in practice easier and more enjoyable.

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It is often said the best things come in small packages. For a branch of Cromwell Vets, that package proved to be a 9m by 4m prefabricated box. It’s not a lot, but, as VBJ discovered, it's already having a big impact ...

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