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BVNA and British Veterinary Dental Association Oral Care Nurse qualification breaks 2,000 completion barrier – smashing initial target of 300 nurses training in first year.

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“This meeting aims to uncover what is being done across professions, including some innovative work by veterinary professionals” – president of the Royal Society of Medicine Comparative Medicine Network.

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“There are no easy answers to reducing disease levels, and what is required is new drive, and a concerted and concentrated effort, by all sectors involved” – Sir Charles Godfray.

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Hard work and dedication from staff has turned a practice that started nine years ago with four staff into a veterinary hospital.

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Report finds while most prescription veterinary medicines were stored appropriately, those expired – including antibiotics – were commonly found on farms.

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Findings are latest pieces in the jigsaw in terms of understanding peste des petits ruminants and the implications for monitoring virus evolution.

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The Linnaeus Group has donated the money at a time when demand for the veterinary charity’s service has increased by 500% during the past five years.

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Invicta Animal Health said it has listened to vets and VNs to make improvements on its original product.

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The analysis of more than 1,000 cat road traffic accident cases across the UK between December 2011 and February 2014 also found cats are most likely to be involved in accidents during autumn.

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Diana Ferreira discusses available treatment options and management strategies for both outer and middle ear inflammation.

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Mark Lowrie discusses advances of indentifying and managing the various types of this condition.

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Paul Burr breaks down ways to counter these infections via various control and prevention methods.

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Myra Forster-van Hijfte offers her thoughts on a new possibility in canine veterinary care, and suggests ways vets could embrace this emerging trend for the benefit of dogs and their owners.

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Kate Forshaw and Livia Benato outline the perioperative and nutritional management required by these animals, with a focus on ferrets and skunks.

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We’re used to technology in our everyday lives, but Stuart Carmichael explains why practices need to ensure staff are trained, willing and able to accept it at work, too.

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Safia Barakzai looks at which cases can benefit from the use of this airway assessment technique in equine patients.

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David Harwood recounts a full programme at the Goat Veterinary Society spring meeting from various specialists in animal health.

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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 this month's Practice Champions feature, we’ve teamed up with Virbac and hear from Louise Manton, who discusses the importance of feeding pets the right diet for their age, breed size and lifestyle.

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From treating lemurs with lasers and checking penguin chicks, to scanning pregnant sloths while up stepladders, and caring for poorly pigs, no two days are the same for a zoo RVN. Holly Kernot visited ZSL London Zoo to find out more...

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BVNA honorary treasurer Erika Feilberg discusses work-life balance and how sometimes, you have to say no.

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Claire Bloor explores the significance of veterinary nurses’ involvement in the provision of dental services – both in the veterinary surgery environment and take-home advice for owners.

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Jen Oliver discusses the intricacies of hyperthyroid cases and the VN role within them – from assisting early detection to client education.

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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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Medivet senior partners Adi Nell and Erwin Höhn, in the first of two articles, look at the manpower problem as a precursor to delivering a framework for analysis and a strategic plan for all stakeholders in part two ...

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James Westgate, VBJ editor, visits two practices using complementary therapies as a viable alternative revenue stream ...

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“There are times when we are not in control of our minds. Why? Because part of our brain has its own agenda – we are the source and the solution to our own problems” – Leonie Lightfoot.

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Liz Barton discusses the issues and challenges surrounding returning to work in the fourth instalment of her groundbreaking VBJ series.

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Employment law can be a minefield – especially for vets without formal qualifications in the area. Anne Harvey explains how to avoid the pitfalls.

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Nuala Summerfield explains that rather than being a cause for concern, technology provides real opportunities for anyone prepared to embrace it.

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While running a practice is one part of the commercial equation, getting paid is the other, as Adam Bernstein explains.

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