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The Veterinary Defence Society hopes its significant event reporting system, which is due to launch next year, will encourage managers to overhaul practice cultures.

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Survey finds a fifth of dog owners spend less than two weeks researching before buying a dog, while 1 in 5 people confess to buying a dog simply because it was a cute accessory.

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Associations to host event aimed at anyone thinking of setting up a practice from scratch, joining a partnership or becoming a joint venture partner.

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Oh yes they did – clever, heartfelt and innovative staff from Clent Hills Veterinary Group raises funds for organisation helping elderly, terminally ill people and their pets.

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“Meeting our targets will not be easy; they are intended to be ambitious and to stretch us,” said Lesley Griffiths. “Achieving them will require the cooperation and dedication of everyone involved.”

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“This bill captures the substantive obligation Article 13 puts on the national Government to consider animal welfare, as well as explicitly recognising animals as sentient beings” – John Fishwick.

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The 2018 Welcome to My World tour will see Noel Fitzpatrick visit major arenas and theatres across the UK and Ireland to shed light on his life in practice.

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Round table debate among experts cast a spotlight on degenerative joint disease problems, including owner understanding and impact of when treatment takes place.

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“We plan to introduce a straightforward licensing system that will deal effectively with cases where animal welfare is not being sufficiently protected, while not being overly burdensome for those already doing a good job” – Roseanna Cunningham, cabinet secretary.

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Envious of his GP's digital patient call display, Nick Marsh looks to address a problem that has been a stumbling block of vets since time immemorial: how, exactly, do you call your client in?

In the final part of his series on blood gas analysis, Gerardo Poli explains how to determine both oxygenation ability and adequacy of ventilation in patients with respiratory compromise.

Jane RVN looks at the ways veterinary practices can improve levels of customer service and resolve many of the potential conflict areas that can lead to confrontation.

Takeaway food may be a quick sustenance solution during busy days in practice or while out on call, but new grad Jordan Sinclair suggests a good work-food balance would be better in the long run.

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how to determine whether a true compensatory response is present and how to rule out the presence of a secondary disorder.

It seems an operation tailor-made for job satisfaction, but for Nick Marsh it has led to a contempt for “torture breeding” that has grown since his first job in general practice...

New grad Jordan Sinclair shares her thoughts on social networking from both a personal and professional perspective, and suggests her peers avoid viewing the world through Facebook-coloured spectacles.

In the fifth part of this extended focus on blood gas analysis, Gerardo Poli explains how to rule out the differential causes of either respiratory or metabolic acidosis/alkalosis.

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Danielle Marturello and Karen Perry address the limited information about the epidemiology of this condition and the lack of attention to monitoring.

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His first day as a veterinary surgeon may have been under his belt, but David Beeston still has the rest of the working week to go yet.

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Stefania Scarabelli looks at the regulations for analgesic and anaesthetic drug use in food-producing animals in the UK.

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Rory Thomson uses a case study to discuss why the sources and susceptibility of bacteria in this species require further research.

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Peter Edmondson, in the third of a six-part series, reports on an Australian Veterinary Association conference session on mental health.

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Chanticleer sings from the rooftops in his final Veterinary Times column of the year.

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Liza Köster, Hayley McDonald, Anne French and Paul Wotton discuss techniques for monitoring cardiac disease, as well as medical management and the potential of valve surgery.

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Rachel Agass and Barny Fraser describe conditions affecting joints in horses, while also considering various diagnostic and treatment methods.

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BVNA council member and regional coordinator Gemma Reeve uses a career milestone to rally the veterinary nurse troops.

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As the veterinary profession reacts to the results from the RCVS Schedule 3 consultation, RVN and BVNA junior vice-president Stacey Bullock takes a closer look at one of its key building blocks.

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RVN Emma Gerrard spotlights a common practice case and how VNs can help manage the condition.

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Starting a series of articles discussing electrocardiography, Louise O'Dwyer begins with the basics – how to understand an ECG.

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RVN Kayleigh Walsh advises on clinical signs, treatment and care requirements for urethral blockages in entire male feline patients.

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An often poorly understood and cared for species, Matthew Rendle spotlights the key steps VNs and vets can take to help when presented with a rabbit in need of urgent help…

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Louise O’Dwyer highlights the measures that need to be taken to prevent infection, both during and after catheterisation.

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Dan Skeldon highlights different management options VNs can help with and advise their clients on regarding degenerative joint disease in canine and feline pets.

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We all know social media is a necessary evil of modern veterinary practice. However, as Julia Bramble spotlights, it can be used as a powerful, bottom line-boosting tool…

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VBJ heads to Bury St Edmunds and speaks to senior partner Duncan Hole about the practice's decision to stop all large animal and equine work and become exclusively small animal.

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Peter Edmondson, in the second of a six-part article series, summarises an Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference session on how to increase practice profit.

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Of all the debates hosted by VBJ for the Big 6 project, one of the most insightful surrounded the career landscape faced by veterinary professionals in 2017. These discussions ultimately boiled down to one question: whether professionally and financially rewarding careers can still be sustained in private practice.

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When it comes to complementary therapy, many options are available to get to the final destination. Here, Stephen Barabas identifies the correct multimodal therapies for your practice.

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Recruiting new members to join your team is one of the most crucial processes in any veterinary practice. Here, in the first of a three-part series, Ed Newbould explains the process he undertakes when choosing new staff.

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On 1 October 2017, HMRC introduced a new pre-action protocol for debt claims. Corporate lawyers Paul Taylor and Sarah Carlton explain the changes and how they are likely to affect practices chasing bad debts.

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A decision by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has brought the question of employee monitoring to the forefront of employers’ minds once again. Mark Stevens examines the implications for UK businesses and their staff.

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