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Members of the profession urged to adopt “careful and accurate approach” to self-certification after hearing into vet who failed to declare conviction.

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Are you a bright spark at your practice? The RCVS is looking for vet and VN innovators to share their ideas on social media, with prizes up for grabs.

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Future farm subsidies must take animal health and welfare into account, says association.

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Vet believes the key to combating disillusionment in the veterinary profession lies in career diversification and innovation.

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Former RCVS president Jerry Davies and five of his clinical colleagues have been awarded fellowships by the royal college.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts' study explored the use of non-antibiotic alternative products as part of a herd or flock health management programme.

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Study highlights structural variations in canine genes that could play crucial role in determining the sociability of domestic dogs.

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The dangers posed by smoking in humans and animals has been explored in a one health initiative between the veterinary school and human health service.

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Two universities specialising in life sciences and agriculture are in talks to create a joint school for vets in the west midlands.

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    Elisabetta Mancinelli reports on species that have been increasingly studied in the past decade.

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    Tessa Cornell reflects on an internship she undertook at World Organisation for Animal Health.

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    Sarah Caney looks at causes, management and treatment of urinary tract disease in cats, including diet and nutraceuticals.

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    Lucy Irvine, co-president of the University of Glasgow Veterinary Medical Association, takes a student perspective on mental health and well-being in in the veterinary profession, and coping with pressure.

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    RVN Kat Warren reviews the speakers, social activities and nursing trail from this annual event aimed at promoting veterinary education for tomorrow.

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    Burnout takes time to happen, but can be recognised and stopped before it is too late. Renowned mental health lecturer and author Mike Scanlan advises readers on how to look for the signs in both themselves and colleagues.

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    Dan Skeldon takes readers through the latest treatments in joint care, with a particular emphasis on OA management.

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    With a lack of time being a major factor in stressful practices, RVN and practice owner Helen Russell tries to help readers – and herself – manage the unstoppable ticking of the clock...

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    Louise has chosen triage as the subject to put under the spotlight this month, as well as the VN’s role within the process...

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    RVN and director of veterinary nursing at CVS Belinda Andrews-Jones details a nationwide week in her working life, spanning many miles, meetings and hotel meals…

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    Halfway through, Ruth Clooney-Power is finding the CertVN ECC certificate ever more applicable day-to-day...

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    Mark Stevens discusses a widely heralded scheme, including how it will operate and how it will affect businesses.

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    Stephanie Vaughan-Jones explains why the old 'dog and bone' may be one of the most important pieces of kit you possess.

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    Victor Chua and Nael Taher on how cost of childcare is contributing to growing problem of staff retention.

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    VBJ's Big 6 project saw a carefully selected panel discuss and debate the six biggest issues most likely to shape the veterinary landscape. In its first report, panellists discuss work-life balance and how this is changing practice.

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    Most practices have emerged from the dark ages, when postcards and the odd phone call were the only ways of communicating with clients. Dr Ernie Ward explains how modern methods are driving revenue growth, enhancing patient care and boosting client satisfaction.

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    The difficulties faced by practices trying to recruit experienced vets has led an increasing number to turn to new graduates. Taking on inexperienced vets can be a challenge, but when it works, the rewards to both employer and employee are substantial, says Jenny Stuart.

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    Mark Colton discusses how practice teams can work together to drive dental initiatives, the form they should take and the impact they can have on the bottom line.

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