Emma Gerrard DipAVN(SA), DipHECVN, BSc(Hons), CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, advises on how to offer an allergy clinic to support dermatology patients with skin diseases – a common problem in small animal veterinary practice.25 mins
Helen Tottey RVN, explains the important link between positive pet owner practice visits and compliance, and how improving one can boost the other.
In the latest in our Practice Champions series, we team up with Ceva Animal Health and hear from Stephanie Barnard-Horne DipVN, RVN, ISFMCertFN, FnD(WVA), from Oxford Cat Clinic on high blood pressure in feline patients and the ease of measuring it.
Shakira Miles RVN, BSc, voices her strong feelings around importation of dogs that have had their ears cut off, how it is fuelling a fashionable trend among owners and how VNs can help make a difference.
RCVS Knowledge writers discuss the important, yet often challenging, task of staying up to date with the latest and best available evidence, to ensure VNs can provide their clients with the best advice and courses of action possible.
Samantha Lindley BVSc, MRCVS, looks at a VN’s role regarding this long-lasting symptom in feline patients, along with an explanation of causes, diagnosis and treatment options.
This month, Louise discusses how to go about differentiating between a diagnosis of hyperthermia versus pyrexia.13 mins
BVNA honorary treasurer Erika Feilberg explains her decision to join council and asks for project feedback.
Louise looks at tackling animals suffering from poisoning – and how rule one is to always treat the patient, not the toxin.
Paul Manning MA, VetMB, MSc(VetGP), DProf, MRCVS, draws on his own experiences in practice to explain how dog microchipping legislation has impacted on the fate of abandoned pets.
Helen Russell RVN, takes a look at VetSafe, a web-based system designed to help protect clinicians, colleagues and patients from professional errors.
Nimisha Patel explains how she got involved with BVNA council, as well as what the role has taught her.
Andy Durham BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, DipECEIM, MRCVS, looks at causes of allergy in horses – through insect bites, feed, skin contact and inhalation – and appropriate therapies.
Laura Rosewell BSc(Hons), DipAVN(Small Animal), RVN, offers advice on treating food aversion in feline patients.
Wendy Sneddon discusses ways of preventing intimidating behaviour between colleagues in the workplace, highlighting to key decision-makers the fact this type of conduct does not necessarily only happen in the school playground.18 mins
Ian Wright details the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control of Bartonella species infections in feline patients, as well as precautions nurses should take when in contact with infected patients and advising owners on how to reduce the risk of exposure.
With April being National Pet Month, BVNA council member and RVN Gareth McCormack discusses the importance of sharing preventive health advice with pet owners.
Dan Skeldon looks at common ailments geriatric feline and canine patients can present with in practice, as well as treatment methods.
In her latest column, Louise discusses the many considerations required for dealing with patients with bleeding disorders.
With research suggesting many vets are concerned with clients’ use of the internet for their pet’s health care needs, Louise Buckley ponders whether engagement with their search interests would strengthen vet-owner relationships.