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BVA Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey reveals "alarming" figures, showing 8 out of 10 practice staff have been exposed to threatening client behaviour.

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Elizabeth Gatehouse suspended for two months by the RCVS disciplinary committee after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct.

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Online fund-raising campaign #vets4vultures is aiming to boost help for “persecuted” birds of prey throughout the world.

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The 2017 Dogs Trust Stray Dogs Survey Report shows 10 animals are seized every day, but never reunited with their owners due to out-of-date microchip details.

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Scarsdale Veterinary Group has joined forces with Pet Blood Bank UK and is holding a donation day on 21 October to increase the number of cat and dog contributors.

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Daring veterinary students from The University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have taken their kit off for a naked calendar, in a bid to raise charity cash.

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Parasitologist urges vets to remain vigilant and strongly recommend tick checks and preventive products to clients in wake of UK's third geographical babesiosis outbreak.

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Vets are urged to share their views on kitten neutering with the Cat Population Control Group at the London Vet Show on November 16 and 17.

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A host of new technologies, topics and techniques feature in the third version of the association’s manual.

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Natasha Mitchell discusses various ocular diseases affecting dogs that are seen in veterinary practice, as well as treatment strategies.

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Jonathan Anderson looks at the anatomy of the distal phalanx and hoof before describing related foot conditions in the horse.

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In his second Grad Expectations, David Beeston discusses the limbo between finals and starting a job.

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The second of a two-part Exotic Encounters article by Elisabetta Mancinelli focuses on rats, looking at the latest findings in the species.

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Wendela Wapenaar details the importance of knowledge and communication when working with farmers to improve animal health.

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Hany Elsheikha discusses the importance of raising the awareness of parasite protection with owners, especially all year-round.

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Ian Wright, in the second of a two-part article, looks at the rapidly evolving danger of Echinococcus multilocularis establishing in the UK.

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Lee-Anne Oliver details the predominant organisms causing these diseases in cattle and sheep, as well as control measures.

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VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard introduces two tales of VNs heading to South Africa to assist in relieving the plight of the rhino.

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RVNs Sara Harman and Jade Juniper describe their practice’s experiences with a TV crew as it filmed the team’s every move for a behind-the-scenes CBBC children’s show...

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RVN Scott Parry – using his practice’s health plan as an example – offers advice on what his peers can do if they wish to get on board...

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BVNA council member Erika Feilberg reflects on her time as a member of the BVNA and what the association has achieved since she got involved.

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RVN Emma Gerrard, with Guy Fawkes Night on the horizon, looks at what advice VNs can give owners to help petrified pets cope through this period.

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Anaesthesia is challenging enough, and in neonatal and paediatric patients, even more so. RVN Louise O’Dwyer offers some help in this tricky area.

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RVN Wendy Sneddon attempts to help VNs in team situations – as manager, leader or member – be the best they can be to benefit both staff morale and business potential.

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VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard introduces readers to Bonnie Blake, an RVN who has taken to blogging about her experiences working abroad as a veterinary nurse.

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Do we judge clients or roll our eyes at their never-ending excuses? Are we our clients’ worst enemy? Ernie Ward shares his experiences on “pet care shaming” and explains how your team can avoid inadvertently becoming a participant.

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Ray Girotti explains how being tight with standards and expectations, yet loose on how you allow your staff to achieve them, can create the right environment for teams can flourish.

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CPD can be a significant investment for a practice, but if it is well planned with good follow up it can be motivational and help deliver key practice objectives, as Nick Stuart explains.

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Libby Kemkaran-Thompson looks at how to make the most of two very different treatments for one of the most common age-related disorders.

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Jenny Stuart explains why ensuring your staff are fairly rewarded is vital to ensure your practice runs smoothly.

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A supreme court case has potentially opened the floodgates for employees to bring claims against their employers. Lawyer Chloe Themistocleous reports.

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Alex Darvill looks at what comes first when planning a building project – the brand or the build.

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Technology in all its forms has already proved to be a huge disruptor for veterinary practices across the UK. Staying up to date with the latest developments can be a challenge, but upsides exist for those willing to embrace these advances. We asked our panel to share their vision of this brave new world.

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In the first of a new series, Gerardo introduces the uninitiated to blood gas analysis, a point-of-care test that can help assess the severity of a patient's condition and help guide your diagnostic plan.

Having now become a “real vet”, Jordan Sinclair discusses the unpredictable and daunting aspect of pet temperament that graduates are presented with in practice.

Many a client has told Nick Marsh it's a shame pets can't tell vets where it hurts. He's not so convinced, however…

Gerardo Poli follows last week’s explanation of what the curve means by discussing how it indicates a change in haemoglobin’s affinity for oxygen, as well as contributory factors.

Her social media campaigning, especially under #planetrvn, has won her an RCVS innovation award. Now, Jane Davidson advocates why everyone must create their own future.

By focusing on the graph of a typical, healthy individual, Gerardo Poli demonstrates how the curve is a graphical representation of the movement of oxygen around different parts of the body.

With dog microchipping now compulsory in the UK, recent graduate Jordan Sinclair finds it surprising many cat owners don't bother – particularly given the feline tendency to wander off.

In the second of his posts on pulse oximetry, Gerardo Poli looks at issues that can undermine the accuracy of pulse oximeter readings and discusses how to overcome such problems.

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