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An abandoned dog pulled from a canal is on the mend after being rescued by a charity and treated for a chronic ear infection.

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The RVC has strengthened its ongoing educational twinning project with the Jordan University of Science and Technology by welcoming a delegation to its London headquarters.

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A puppy farmer who made “a small fortune” selling animals so sick some died within hours of being bought by unsuspecting members of the public has been jailed for six months.

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Intrepid volunteers looking for something new to try may find the answer with the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) 2018 adventure charity challenge trip.

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CVS director of nursing Belinda Andrews-Jones and VN blogger and clinical coach Jane Davidson have created an intervention sheet they hope will help identify when a patient’s condition needs help.

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Farmers who don’t treat their animals to avoid sheep scab could be making the most economically sensible decision, University of Bristol research suggests.

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A novel study by US scientists may help British vets distinguish animal abuse from accidental trauma and “give a voice to the voiceless”.

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Circulation of the pathogen causing brucellosis, Brucella melitensis, could have been sustained within goat populations in the Neolithic Age, research suggests.

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The University of Liverpool has defended a job advert for a senior clinical research fellowship post that offered different salaries for medical and veterinary applicants.

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Sarah Caney provides details on how to spot the clinical signs of this fairly common disorder, which mainly affects older cats, and how to appropriately manage it.

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Emma Gerrard explains the usual causes of vomiting in cats and dogs to equip VNs with useful knowledge when performing triage.

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David Rendle discusses the risk factors and methods of prevention for this condition, which mainly affects performance horses.

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Ariane Neuber looks at factors involved in canine ear disease, approach to investigation and therapy, and importance of early intervention.

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Vicki Nicholls recounts the heartfelt tale of when she had to say goodbye to her dog as an owner, rather than as a veterinarian.

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Ellen Lavender discusses how vet school doesn't prepare you for every eventuality you'll encounter in practice.

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Roger Evans looks at some of the issues affecting dairy farmers, including antibiotics and the continuing issues around bTB – especially on his own farm.

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Scott Rutherford discusses a variety of management options for this common arthritic condition seen in canine patients.

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RVNs

RVN Clare Jones discusses the importance of providing parrots with environmental enrichment, and outlines common signs of illness.

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Kelly Bowlt Blacklock discusses the latest modalities for treating wounds in cats and dogs.

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RVN Shakira Miles, in the first of a two-part article, looks at the prevalence of this organised activity and the potential resulting wounds.

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RVN Scott Parry discusses how he, as a practice owner, is able to undertake charitable work, looking at the challenges and crucial nature the role entails.

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BVNA regional coordinator Gemma Reeve looks at the importance of spreading the VN word in educational environments.

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Emergency and critical care superstar Louise O'Dwyer looks at the veterinary nurse’s role in pre-anaesthesia planning.

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VN Times, the BVNA, the British Veterinary Dental Association and Mars Petcare unveil a new VN-specific dentistry course.

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Ernie Ward explains how the rise of antimicrobial resistance and the development of new diagnostic tests mean you could soon be spending more time in the lab.

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Taking the decision to make a large capital investment will be one of the biggest business decisions a veterinary practice will make, writes Adam Bernstein.

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CVS Group has appointed Belinda Andrews-Jones to its newly created role of director of nursing. Dan Curtis of Pet Medic Recruitment speaks with her about this and her career to date.

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An increase in the number of insured clients can have a big impact on practice profitability. Alan Robinson from Vet Dynamics explains how to make it happen and raise your bottom line.

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Obesity is now recognised as the most important medical disease in pets1. In the UK alone, at least 59% of dogs and 39% of cats are overweight or obese2,3. This is a big challenge for small animal vets, but it can also provide some big opportunities.

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Revenue in the veterinary market has remained largely static, but this doesn’t mean growing your practice is a zero-sum game. Graeme Pack and Giles Pugh look at improving compliance.

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David Rendle discusses the risk factors and methods of prevention for this condition, which mainly affects performance horses.

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Ariane Neuber looks at factors involved in canine ear disease, approach to investigation and therapy, and importance of early intervention.

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Student blogger Jordan Sinclair discovers a running theme across both clinical and anatomic pathology, while noting the importance of accurate record keeping.

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It can be hard to tell the difference between peer-review science and professional-sounding nonsense, even among the scientifically trained, warns Nick Marsh.

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Abdominal radiographs can be daunting – so Gerardo Poli offers six tips to help you get the most information from your studies.

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RVN blogger Jane Davidson highlights the importance of good communication and debates whether traditional ward rounds should also include the social or holistic aspects of care.

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A combination of poorly written recruitment ads and the realisation she is mere months from entering the "real world" have prompted Jordan to create a list of tips for advertising jobs to new grad vets.

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Obstructive feline lower urinary tract disease is a common presentation in general practice. At Gerardo Poli's hospital, temporary relief is generally achieved within 15 minutes of patient arrival.

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Providing vets and final year veterinary students with valuable "hands-on" canine neutering experience. Book now!

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