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A memorial service for veterinary surgeon and former RCVS president Bob Michell will be held on Friday 10 March.

Vets can now consult a briefing document to help clarify which antibiotic classes should be considered “critically important”.

A veterinary team pooled its expertise and honed its detective skills to solve the mystery behind a dog’s breathing and vomiting problems.

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West Midlands watering hole becomes 24-hour veterinary clinic in £1.3 million investment.

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Two-thirds of clients who signed informed consent forms viewed the document as disempowering them, instead giving control to the vet, a study has found.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has outlawed the use of all powdered surgeon or patient examination gloves for veterinary and human use in the United States.

The programme for the 2017 VET Festival has been announced, with more than 100 CPD lectures across 10 streams presented by international speakers.

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Leadership, innovation and culture change are the central themes in the RCVS' three-year strategic plan, which was published on 16 January.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is celebrating after selling four billion doses of vaccines against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, porcine circovirus disease and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

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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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Vets

Kelly Bowlt Blacklock looks at studies on companion animal wound care, focusing on emerging techniques (part 1/2).

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Annamaria Nagy and Sue Dyson investigate some of the advances in diagnostic imaging in horses using studies on techniques to discover injuries.

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Hany Elsheikha and Alexander Beech describe an investigation of suspected parasitic infestation in a private fishery and approaches to gathering findings.

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Roger Evans discusses the business impact of TB on his farm, and looks at other issues, including badger culling.

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Suzanne Rogers reports on the results and feedback from a questionnaire with owners at the annual event held in Cumbria.

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James Elliott assesses methods of discovery for this condition and suggests treatments.

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RVNs

RVN Sophie Beckwith questions who is best suited to the role of a human resources position in a veterinary clinic – a practice team member or an HR-trained individual?

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RVN Emma Gerrard looks at the common endocrinopathies that present in practice and how nurses can involve their clients in helping to manage these conditions.

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SVN Simon Johnson discusses the preconceptions he faces as a man in a predominately female profession and how this can be addressed in the future.

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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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RVN Ruth Clooney-Power files the latest entry in her bursary diary, where she tells readers how she’s getting on with the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care.

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RVN Diane Westwood describes a training day she took part in for volunteers willing to respond to marine mammals in danger.

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Clinical reasoning skills form the cornerstone of vets' daily diagnostic and treatment decisions. Jill Maddison discusses how those decisions can be enhanced.

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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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Ultrasound, x-ray, CT and MRI: these machines have helped open up new areas of veterinary medicine over the past few decades, but, for the uninitiated, more options can also mean more pitfalls, says James Westgate.

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Regular unplanned absences can cripple small practices and cause considerable problems for larger operations too. But before taking action it is vital to know the law when it comes to managing employee sickness, explains Emily Chalkley.

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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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While it's perfectly natural for a pride of lions to starve to death because they failed to kill enough prey, there’s nothing natural about vaccinations, antibiotics or processed food – and, according to Nick Marsh, it’s a bloody good thing, too.

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Gerardo Poli offers advice for diagnosing cases of gastric dilatation-volvulus, lists clinical signs and discusses the importance of performing an abdominal radiograph.

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Jane Davidson takes a look at the public's limited perception of veterinary nursing and wonders what can be done to improve awareness of the profession.

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With the new year comes resolutions – and Jordan Sinclair calls on pet owners to make one for their pets to help them stay in shape and enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.

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Performing euthanasias is the one of the hardest parts of a vet's job. Gerardo Poli provides advice to help make the process easier for you, your client and, most importantly, your patient.

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Nick Marsh has discovered a little bit of magic in his life – just in time for Christmas. However, as he explains, it also means his new year's resolution is to enunciate better.

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Gerardo Poli looks at ongoing losses, the fourth and final part of a fluid therapy plan, and offers some general rules.

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