November 2019

RCVS Knowledge explains the benefits of carrying out such a process in practice.

11 mins

RVNs can play a vital role in this challenging and fast-paced sector, as RVN Albert Holgate explains.

11 mins

Emma Gerrard provides an overview of this joint condition in cats and dogs, including what's new, management strategies and owner guidance.

30 mins

Sally Bartlett details her adventures – from assisting with an operation concerning a poorly pangolin, to bottle-feeding orphans and getting hands on with rehabilitation – and urges nurses to take action before this beautiful, but threatened, species is wiped out.

21 mins

Laura Lacey details how educational opportunities, approaches, aftercare and nutrition have a part to play in improving pets’ dental health.

36 mins

Anne McBride discusses ways VNs can encourage owners to provide a good quality of life for senior pets by explaining how age is a physical state, but being old is a state of mind.

48 mins

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.

15 mins

Jessica Bold explains how to handle cases, why puppy parties may be the key to preventing fear and how vital it is, above all, for VNs to keep calm and carry on...

26 mins

Libby Sheridan discusses the changes in metabolic and energy requirements in older pets, and why nutritional assessments should be carried out frequently to ensure diets are optimal.

32 mins

October 2019

Clare Jones looks at dogs that have been health checked and body condition scored at local Dogs Trust events to determine whether certain factors contribute to them being overweight.

33 mins

RVN Dominique Doyle explains how she went from nursing all creatures great and small to being species specific working at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.

32 mins

With her reign as BVNA president almost at an end at the time of writing, Wendy Nevins urges veterinary nurses to continue supporting each other, no matter how tough the terrain, and never stop striving for the recognition they so richly deserve.

12 mins

Emma Gerrard offers guidance on dealing with animals during the perioperative period – from medicines and equipment, pain management and infection control to hygiene and isolation protocols, and owner advice.

32 mins

With the number of accredited cat-friendly clinics having increased in recent years, RVN Alex Taylor talks through the advantages of running feline-focused nurse clinics and why they could benefit all.

7 mins

September 2019

RVN Elle Marie Payne feels a huge stigma exists around this topic, as well as a lack of awareness regarding what people can do to get help. With this in mind, she conducted a survey among veterinary professionals to gauge others' opinions – the results of which she discusses here.

25 mins

Matt responds to a plethora of queries submitted by VN Times readers in the hope of helping them in their career endeavours.

22 mins

Esme Hawkes summarises the problems parasites can cause in pets, along with what VNs can do to help get owners on board with protecting their pets – and potentially gain further qualifications for themselves in the process.

20 mins

RCVS Knowledge discusses the value of scoring tools and guidelines to recognise and treat pain in patients.

16 mins

Laura Lacey shares feeding strategies VNs can give to clients for optimum pet health at different life stages.

37 mins

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...

21 mins