Gerardo Poli concludes this series with a rundown of management options and effective ongoing treatment measures for seizures.9 mins
Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli continues this three-part series with a guide on how to classify the different causes of seizures.
In the first of a three-part series, Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how the most important part of investigating a seizure case is taking a thorough and accurate history from the owner.8 mins
Finishing university is rewarding as you finally have something to show for your hard work, but what if you don't where do you go? Gerardo Poli has a few suggestions for graduates unsure of their options.
If you're stuck on deciding the most appropriate antibiotic for common presenting conditions, Gerardo Poli comes to the rescue with this handy guide.
From a success first time to failing halfway, catheters have the potential to throw up various quandries. To help ensure success, Gerardo shares a trick that often delivers big results, and encourages readers to try it for themselves...
In the final part of this series, Gerardo Poli advocates spending as much time with your university friends as possible and making the most of every day.4 mins
Gerardo Poli encourages his younger self to work more on interacting with clients to create a sense of trust with them and avoid instances of mis-communication.
Continuing his series of advice he would give his younger self, Gerardo Poli raises the vital role and support given by the nurse and reception teams.
For the second part of this five-part series, Gerardo Poli instils his younger self with the importance of finding practical work, both to learn on the job and impress future employers.
In the first of a five-part series, Gerardo takes his younger self to task for virtually ignoring what he now believes to be a “crucial clue” in achieving a clinical diagnosis.6 mins
Gerardo Poli provides a brief rundown of this condition and some of the symptoms to consider during diagnosis.
Gerardo Poli encourages practitioners take a proactive approach to early nutrition, citing tried and tested methods that will help patients home to their families.
Gerardo Poli recalls a case of septic peritonitis as an example of why vets should consider every possibility during diagnosis and not get complacent.
Gerardo Poli suggests how, among other factors, suitable personal presentation and a show of empathy can help settle pet owners and allow emergency consultations to run more smoothly.
Gerardo Poli uses a case study and a companion video to demonstrate how to diagnose this condition in dogs, and discusses available treatment and management options.3 mins
Gerardo Poli concludes his guidance for new grads by emphasising the importance of step-by-step processes and encouraging those straight out of vet school to be more humble in their approach to practice life.
Recognising the potential pitfalls of finishing vet school and trying to find your place in the world, Gerardo Poli offers guidance to help graduates transition into practice and learn it's normal to make mistakes.
With antibiotic resistance having become a worldwide public health concern, Gerardo Poli advises on whether their use is an appropriate treatment for canine idiopathic acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome.18 mins
Gerardo Poli assesses common causes of low blood sugar, before suggesting a fairly straightforward treatment option and blood parameters that may appear on emergency databases.