November 2019

Nick Marsh dedicates his latest blog post to his late father-in-law – “the kind of gentleman they don’t make anymore” – as he struggles to accept the loss of the kind, gentle man he had known for 20 years.

18 mins

As a seasoned vet student, Eleanor Goad knows all about these exams and how nerve-wracking they can be for first-years; here, she offers some sage advice to see you through.

9 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

“When you know, you know” is a phrase used in many aspects of live, but as Jordan Sinclair explains, a world of difference can exist in knowing something and living it. Here, she talks about how these realisations can all build up to a reality not expected, and how looking out for one another can help.

13 mins

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

Reprising this popular series, Nick Marsh asks: "Is neutering a patient in that patient’s best interests?". The answer, he argues, is not as clear cut as society assumes.

23 mins

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

As a first-time uni-goer, it can be tempting to throw yourself headfirst into every experience on offer. However, third-year vet student Eleanor Goad advises caution and to take it “a step at a time”.

9 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

Sharing practice cases via social media offers many benefits – from building and maintaining client relationships, to creating a professional image. However, ensuring all parties are happy with such undertakings is key, as JaneRVN explains.

9 mins

In his latest blog, Nick Marsh invites you to take a look down the microscope, and into “weird new worlds” of leukocytes, tumour cells and microorganisms.

15 mins

With Bonfire Night on the horizon, Jordan Sinclair stresses the importance of ensuring both owners and fellow staff members are armed with ample information to keep all creatures great and small calm.

9 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

Now a few weeks in, vet student Eleanor Goad has found third-year to be a bit of a game changer, not least because practical sessions now involve real (not stuffed) animals.

10 mins

Drawing on her own experience, JaneRVN explores the issue of taking time off when grieving for a pet, and how knowing yourself can help detemine whether being at work is feesable or a poor choice.

12 mins

You’ve graduated, had the crash course in vet practice and lost the fear of first opinion practice – so now what? Jordan Sinclair faced this dilemma, and discusses how she made peace with it and moved forward.

13 mins

Nick Marsh analyses what takes place when we peer into a microscope to analyse material, leading him to a very philosophical and out-of-this-world conclusion.

9 mins

September 2019

Ami encourages her veterinary peers to help make the profession safer and more appealing to talented people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds who could “drive it forward in ways yet unknown”.

19 mins

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

The word “cancer” often sends shivers of fear through most who hear it, but is it always justified? In his latest blog, Nick Marsh asks “why are we still so weird about cancer?”.

19 mins