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Up to six new jobs will be created as referral practice outgrows its old premises and moves to new state-of-the-art site.

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Practising vets and veterinary diagnostic laboratories have teamed up to improve UK antimicrobial prescribing.

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New purpose-built surgical and intensive care facility to house two new operating theatres, expanding equine hospital’s capacity.

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Beagle-border collie cross that was presented to Paragon Referrals is first crossbreed dog to suffer from a genetic mutation called Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome.

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Pets undergoing operations at Laurels Veterinary Surgery are keeping warm thanks to VN’s sock-knitting mum.

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Project has raised £60,000 to fund UK vets to travel to Africa to deliver animal management training to African staff.

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Comparing the UK’s favourite breeds today to 10 years ago, iconic British favourites have been pushed aside for European breeds, such as the French bulldog, Dachshund and miniature schnauzer.

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Xenotransfusion buys time to find perfect blood match for four-week old kitten from its own species.

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Leading small animal surgery specialist Jon Hall has joined one of the biggest referral practices in the north-east – Wear Referrals.

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Practice Profile: Lambert, Leonard and May Farm Vets

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Someone, somewhere wants to know something you consider as given knowledge, says Hubert Hiemstra – so pass it on…

“Veterinary care is much more on par with private health care, but a lot of owners don’t quite realise that,” says Jordan Sinclair as she ponders the concept of privatisation.

Nick Marsh recounts a time when he admitted two animals with the same condition, but struggles to justify the fact one cost thousands and the other next to nothing, to achieve seemingly identical outcomes.

Having had no mobile phone signal for two weeks while on a family holiday, Hubert Hiemstra ponders our use of technology and whether we should be more sensible with it.

David Walker and Shaun Calleja review medical conditions affecting the stomach, including an update on management and treatment.

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Nick Marsh dedicates his latest blog post to his late father-in-law – “the kind of gentleman they don’t make anymore” – as he struggles to accept the loss of the kind, gentle man he had known for 20 years.

As a seasoned vet student, Eleanor Goad knows all about these exams and how nerve-wracking they can be for first-years; here, she offers some sage advice to see you through.

Prompted by a calendar reminder from this time last year, Jane Davidson offers some advice to those considering standing for RCVS VN council – and to act sooner rather than later if interested.

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Cases of systemic and miscellaneous diseases from late summer/autumn 2019 are summarised in Axiom Veterinary Laboratories’ latest update.

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Sarah Caney discusses this common presentation in cats – including information to advise owners and treatment innovations.

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Panagiotis Kokkinos, Diana Ferreira and Daniela Murgia detail the clinical signs of this issue, and treatment and management options.

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Rachel Agass and Kate Loomes discuss options for long-term analgesia, as well as the use of scoring scales for monitoring the response of patients.

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Every June, delegates of the Summer Dairy Institute programme gather at Cornell University, New York, for a six-week residential programme covering all aspects of dairy veterinary medicine and management. Vet Rupert Sheppard attended this summer – and these were his findings.

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Ela Russell, a fourth-year veterinary student, summarises a visit by this professor of animal science, animal behaviour consultant and autism spokesman.

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Roger Evans presents his final Dairy Diary column of 2019.

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RCVS Knowledge presents a 10-point pla for introducing the data collection protocol in practice.

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RCVS Knowledge explains the benefits of carrying out such a process in practice.

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RVNs can play a vital role in this challenging and fast-paced sector, as RVN Albert Holgate explains.

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Emma Gerrard provides an overview of this joint condition in cats and dogs, including what's new, management strategies and owner guidance.

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Sally Bartlett details her adventures – from assisting with an operation concerning a poorly pangolin, to bottle-feeding orphans and getting hands on with rehabilitation – and urges nurses to take action before this beautiful, but threatened, species is wiped out.

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Laura Lacey details how educational opportunities, approaches, aftercare and nutrition have a part to play in improving pets’ dental health.

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Anne McBride discusses ways VNs can encourage owners to provide a good quality of life for senior pets by explaining how age is a physical state, but being old is a state of mind.

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Jessica Bold explains how to handle cases, why puppy parties may be the key to preventing fear and how vital it is, above all, for VNs to keep calm and carry on...

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Libby Sheridan discusses the changes in metabolic and energy requirements in older pets, and why nutritional assessments should be carried out frequently to ensure diets are optimal.

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With increased price pressure from the internet and growing competition from corporate practices, sometimes it can seem hard to see the wood for the trees. In this, a VBJ Buying Insight feature, help is at hand in the form of one of the largest, most trusted businesses in the sector.

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Dental disease is one of the biggest untreated issues among UK companion animals, so how can your practice increase the number of dental procedures it carries out? Here, Alan Robinson and Matthew Plumtree give their advice on how to drive up the rate of dentals in your practice...

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Modern imaging modalities have revolutionised veterinary care, but deciding what you need, how much to pay for it and when to use it remain complicated decisions. Here, Mark Gill from Goddard Veterinary Group explains why it’s important to ensure the numbers add up...

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Earlier this year, Lambert, Leonard and May (LLM) Farm Vets became the latest farm practice to join the VetPartners group. VBJ paid a visit to see how this change has impacted on one of the UK’s most highly respected farm animal outfits...

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VBJ talks to Libby Sheridan, Nestlé Purina's veterinary technical manager, about the significance of a Purina finding, and why it is important to keep pushing the boundaries of pet nutrition.

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The UK has 725 referral practices, which means 17% of all veterinary sites are now dedicated referral centres or offer referral services. So, anyone thinking of entering this crowded marketplace needs to pitch their offering carefully...

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Alan White has become a familiar face in the veterinary sector since joining the St Francis Group almost 10 years ago. Now group commercial director of MWI Animal Health UK following its acquisition of St Francis in 2015, Alan sat down with VBJ to tell us a bit about the company and himself...

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All successful veterinary practices require good leadership, but being a leader is about much more than just a title. Here, Mark John from Fenton Vets describes his journey and explains why being a brilliant boss is now more important than ever...

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