August 2019

With the average vet's day rarely filled with textbook scenarios or black and white decisions, Jordan Sinclair illustrates this with her own case example that paints a picture of what the profession is truly like.

15 mins

Perfectionism has given us great things, says Nick Marsh. But is there a place for it in the consulting rooms of general practice when there’s a waiting room full of angry clients and 15 operations scheduled?

19 mins

Jordan Sinclair explores the benefits of increasing small animal consult times and discovers it isn’t necessarily the case of ”less appointments, less income” many practices fear it will be.

10 mins

July 2019

Nick Marsh goes to great lengths to explain why he’s a grumpy bugger in the mornings; it’s not insomnia, just a life at odds with his out-of-whack body clock.

20 mins

With the season of graduate vets embarking on their first jobs in full swing, Jordan Sinclair reminds existing veterinary professionals of the trepidation new careers can bring, and how to best ensure the transition from student to staff member goes as smoothly as possible.

15 mins

"Give me a ton of ticks, a fistful of fleas or a mountain of maggots" – Nick Marsh explains why he would rather deal with these loathsome parasites over a seemingly simple canine nail clip.

15 mins

Following recent criticism over the RCVS’ handling of debate on the implications of telemedicine services, Jordan Sinclair takes a critical look at the launch of virtual veterinary consultations in the UK.

10 mins

June 2019

In the second part of his short series of tips designed to help get the most out of your clinical pathology submissions, Nick Marsh offers a few notes on how to present your samples.

23 mins

Ami Sawran delves into the true meaning of resilience training, and offers some advice to CPD providers who profess to train people on issues of mental well-being: coping isn't enough!

7 mins

While not recognising a client in “out of context” situations – particularly without a pet in tow – can be awkward, it’s not an issue unique to the veterinary profession, as Jordan Sinclair explains.

10 mins

General practitioner turned veterinary cytologist Nick Marsh offers the first in an “occasional series” of tips designed to help first opinion vets get the most out of their clinical pathology samples.

22 mins

Ami Sawran discusses the importance of pre-clinical EMS while airing concerns over the potential loss of two invaluable learning experiences recently reported in mainstream media.

14 mins

May 2019

With a constant media focus on the topic of Brexit, vet blogger Jordan Sinclair tries to get a grip on what it means for veterinary professionals, their clients and – most importantly – their patients.

12 mins

Far from admitting to ennui during his years as a first opinion vet, Nick Marsh explains how, while unglamorous and somewhat repetitive in nature, general practice is far from boring.

16 mins

Jordan Sinclair rails against the tendency of “old school” veterinary professionals to talk disparagingly about younger, recently graduated vets in online forums intended to support and inform.

13 mins

Delving into the misty depths of myth and memory, Nick Marsh reveals how and why a geeky eight-year-old boy decided to dedicate his life to helping animals, wherever in the galaxy he might find them.

15 mins

April 2019

Having experienced variable EMS support as a student, Jordan Sinclair aims to make placements as useful as possible for the students in her care – and wants to help other vets to do the same.

12 mins

As someone who became a veterinary surgeon because he wanted to help animals, Nick Marsh explains how he's always struggled with the knowledge his help was conditional on the owners giving him money.

20 mins

Nick Marsh explains why, of all the mistakes and problems he has encountered throughout his career as a vet, it’s the first time his actions resulted in loss of life that still keeps him awake at night.

27 mins

In the wake of an announcement by the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science to adopt a dual intake initiative with its undergraduates, Jordan Sinclair questions whether this will help or hinder the recruitment crisis, and how the problem is multi-faceted.

13 mins