JaneRVN reminisces about the time she was employed as a mystery shopper for veterinary clinics, and how the telephone can be both a blessing and a curse for communication.17 mins
JaneRVN marks the passing of her canine companion by recounting fond memories of the Pekingese princess that exuded confidence, lived in the moment and taught Jane to face life head on.
Jane RVN explains why double dipping is never good – whether in patient consults or communal lunch times.
Good signage is important and, in some instances, mandatory. But is it having the desired effect? Jane RVN probes an instance where, certainly in a busy practice setting, less is more…
In a second seasonal offering, Jane Davidson turns her attention to the frozen turkey – the symbol of all that is wrong with yuletide celebrations.
Whether a selection box or signature tin, sweet treats at work around Christmas is always welcomed. But what happens when you clash over chocolate courtesy? Jane RVN lays down some ground rules...
Prompted by a calendar reminder from this time last year, Jane Davidson offers some advice to those considering standing for RCVS VN council – and to act sooner rather than later if interested.
Sharing practice cases via social media offers many benefits – from building and maintaining client relationships, to creating a professional image. However, ensuring all parties are happy with such undertakings is key, as JaneRVN explains.
Drawing on her own experience, JaneRVN explores the issue of taking time off when grieving for a pet, and how knowing yourself can help detemine whether being at work is feesable or a poor choice.
JaneRVN shines the spotlight on those who may get lost in the bigger picture of animal rescue, but play a major role in getting them to safety, no matter how crazy the environment in which they are found.
In today's digital age of speedy media sharing, Jane Davidson stresses the importance of understanding how client identities can be revealed via putting pieces of information together, and of remembering your ABC – airway, breathing and consent.
Jane Davidson tells readers about how she went from history graduate to VN and soon-to-be doctoral candidate, and why you should always follow your heart and never give up on your dreams...
Whether it's strategic storage techniques or attempting to fill every nook and cranny, some veterinary practices are often faced with a “square peg in round hole” situation for ensuring a practical layout.
With life throwing the occasional curve ball, it is no surprise some turn to a five-year plan to help stay focused on their goals. Jane Davidson looks at how such a plan can apply to your career – specifically, for SVNs en route to becoming qualified.
Is telling a little white lie sometimes more important than honesty? Jane Davidson suggests it is – to ensure the welfare of not only an animal brought into practice, but also of the people involved…
With Pride in London approaching, JaneRVN shares some fond and fun-filled memories of a much-loved and sorely missed colleague to explain why she is proud to be an “active ally”.
Jane Davidson explains the importance of reporting accidental needlestick injuries, and asks whether the avoidance of £1.32 per patient is worth a possible compensation claim worth thousands.
Addressing a particularly divisive trend among pet owners, Jane Davidson wonders if the way people refer to their pets and their relationships with them is inappropriate, or not such a bad thing after all.
The value of a VN has been spoken of regularly, but have you ever considered how many skills and tasks make up the overall nursing role, and what this translate to in monetary terms? JaneRVN, with the help of a Parental Salary calculator, tots up the numbers...
Uniquely positioned to advise and support the public on matters of animal welfare, the UK veterinary profession needs to be a strong and identifiable voice that rises above the noise on social media.
In her latest blog for Vet Times, JaneRVN lays out her job expansion plans for the coming months – including embracing her RCVS VN council calling.
Jane Davidson asks whether more should be done to prepare clients for their pet’s hair loss post-surgery – using the example of Ollie the cat, documented on Twitter by her owners Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon.
Jane Davidson addresses the situations where clients call ”to see the male vet” instead of ”one of the young female vets”, and what the industry can do to tackle this line of thinking.
Jane Davidson reveals the first rule of OSCE Club, which is a necessary step to creating some exam-worthy accessories.
Misplacing or being unable to spot things in front of them are the most common causes of "the Vet Look", says vet nurse Jane Davidson. But you don't need St Anthony or an eagle-eyed VN to help, it just requires a simple routine.
RVN Jane Davidson reflects on how she came to land her dream job and discover a flair for writing – something that may never have come to light if life had not thrown a few curveballs...
Using images and words found on the internet for presentations or social media can seem like a quick solution. But Jane Davidson has a few words of warning for those unaware of the law and encourages the profession to lead the way for fair copyright use.
While mourning the passing of her wilful ward, RVN Jane Davidson recounts their time together as a warning to those considering the purchase of a brachycephalic breed due to their “cute” factor.
Jane Davidson touches on and provides uncomplicated solutions to that moment when, while restraining a patient, the client steps too close and ends up accidentally stroking you.