November 2019

Hubert Hiemstra concludes this series by discussing the aspect of making mistakes that will likely make your palms sweat and your heart race: telling the client something has gone wrong.

12 mins

October 2019

Having dealt with the fear of making mistakes, Hubert Hiemstra – in the second of a three-part series – outlines the course of action for how to respond when the worst happens.

10 mins

Hubert Hiemstra, in the first of a three-part series, urges readers to challenge themselves as, though avoiding such situations will protect you from failure in the short term, it'll hinder your ability to succeed.

14 mins

Ever been perplexed by the lack of improvement in a clinical case? Gerardo Poli discusses how going back to the start can help you reach a different prognosis.

7 mins

September 2019

Hubert Hiemstra looks at how conference delegates can maximise the knowledge gleaned from the sessions they attend, and ensure they use this new-found wisdom on their return in practice.

12 mins

Hubert Hiemstra discusses how he used the principles of hydroponics to boost his understanding – and increase his knowledge – of circulatory shock in critically ill patients.

12 mins

August 2019

Having described how to perform this examination in part one, Gerardo Poli explains how to interpret the results in a clinical setting.

5 mins

Gerardo Poli provides an introduction to performing and interpreting these examinations. Includes video content.

13 mins

If things get too complicated, start from the beginning and seek clarity, advises Gerardo Poli – it is a “simple but powerful” way to identify things you may have missed and provide you with a pathway forward.

5 mins

July 2019

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how the most effective way to learn about a specific subject is to prepare to teach it to someone else.

5 mins

What happens next? Some clients may be unsure – so Gerardo Poli discusses the importance of communicating the treatment agenda during consults to help build client trust.

6 mins

With feedback being such a vital tool for professional development, Gerardo Poli offers tips to help those who find it difficult to embrace – and explains how he overcame the issue.

7 mins

Stepping once more unto the Tip of the Week breach, Hubert Hiemstra advises that it’s better to be open and honest about the importance of money when it comes to treating people’s pets.

8 mins

In the final part of this series, Gerardo Poli focuses on the use of hypertonic saline and mannitol in reducing cerebral oedema, and offers some pointers on how to choose between them.

12 mins

June 2019

Having outlined the basic pathophysiology of head trauma in part one of this series, Gerardo Poli discusses ways of lowering cerebral blood volume to tackle this issue.

10 mins

In the first of a new series on head trauma, Gerardo Poli starts off with some basic pathophysiology.

9 mins

May 2019

Nobody likes receiving complaints, but Hubert Hiemstra claims his five-step plan can help alleviate unpleasant situations and turn them into “valuable opportunities for learning and growth”.

10 mins

Hubert Hiemstra looks at a “potentially fatal manifestation of coagulation pathology”, in which mild symptoms in an otherwise healthy dog can quickly escalate into a life-threatening respiratory crisis.

7 mins

Lactate is the harbinger of doom, according to Hubert Hiemstra – here, he explains why monitoring these levels are important, as well as indications for doing so and what the results mean.

14 mins

Gerardo Poli explains how creating rules around things that can have serious implications has helped him in his veterinary career.

7 mins