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Survey respondents had been feeding their pets raw diets for up to 65 years and findings have been embraced as at least partial validation by pro-raw feeding groups.

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Theme for new presidential year is #VetDiversity, which builds on past-presidents’ themes of "One Veterinary Community" and "Team Vet – Working Together".

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“The quality of this year’s images was fantastic, and it was great fun – but a tough task – selecting the winning entries,” says former association president Simon Doherty.

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The first such election held by the RCVS Fellowship took place in August, with all fellows of the college having been contacted by email or post and asked to cast a vote.

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Starving bull breed-cross had glass, metal and bits of batteries in its faeces after eating whatever it had been able to get in its mouth.

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The new survey, aimed at vet practice employees, seeks to find out the profession’s view on staff bringing their dogs to work, and how it affects morale and well-being.

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Faces old and new will be on hand when Broad Lane Vets in Coventry celebrates 50 years of independent practice.

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Study shows more than two-thirds of dog owners don’t know the Angiostrongylus vasorum parasite is spread by slugs and snails, and some think otters are responsible.

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A VetCompass study found hair coat disorder, dental disease and overgrown nails were the top three disorders in this breed.

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As regular Veterinary Times contributor Dave Beeston takes the next step on his career path as an intern at the RVC, he reflects on what he learned during his time as a locum and hopes he can carry those lessons forward into his new role.

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Laura Lacey shares feeding strategies VNs can give to clients for optimum pet health at different life stages.

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Kelly Deane dreamed of being a vet – but that was before she discovered veterinary nursing. Here, she explains how an apprenticeship changed her life and why you shouldn’t give up on dreams.

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Advanced referral nurse Flick Caldwell, who has a rare hereditary disability, explains how she stays strong in the face of adversity, how her support networks helps her through, and why disabled people should never give up on their dreams.

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Louise Northway urges colleagues to learn from mistakes, embrace CPD and, if the time is right, spread their wings.

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Building a small animal practice right next door to a cattle market might not seem like the best piece of logic. But for Ben Gamsa and his team at Cotswold Vets, near Swindon, it made perfect sense...

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The recruitment crisis has hit hard in veterinary practices of all shapes and sizes across the UK. But in some places it’s hit especially hard, as VBJ discovered when it paid a visit to rural Lincolnshire.

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One of the biggest reasons given for the growth of corporate veterinary practice is that the traditional partnership model is broken. But is that really the case? VBJ headed to Didcot, Oxfordshire to find out...

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Veterinary practices are under constant threat from an aggressive and constantly evolving army of bacteria, viruses and parasites. Recent surveys have also shown visible hygiene is an important factor for clients when choosing a practice – what can your practice do to tick both these boxes?

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Not many equine practices in the UK have such a gilt-edged reputation as Oakham Veterinary Hospital. And as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit to the horsey hotbed of Rutland last month, it’s a reputation well earned…

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Do you really know who your practice is employing? With the spirit of the goodness of humanity in mind, it’s unlikely you have anyone bad or criminally minded on staff. But it does happen.

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While we’re still in the EU, we still have to play by its rules – particularly where workplace legislation is concerned. Here, the author details a landmark EU ruling on paid annual leave.

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Transforming a group of highly talented individuals into a high-performing team is a common challenge in veterinary practices large and small. It requires considered leadership, but also the ability to understand that, sometimes, the best thing to do is nothing at all.

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