February 2017

Blogger Jane Davidson outlines the difficulties she experienced finding a suitable behaviourist for her dog, despite an abundance of behavioural bodies – none of which proved particularly helpful.

9 mins

Following on closely from the first two parts of his February focus on gastric dilatation-volvulus, Gerardo Poli turns to surgery and offers a few pointers to help ensure the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.

8 mins

Final year student Jordan Sinclair reveals the highlights of her final two student congresses, from discussions on EMS funding to practical sessions on equine dentistry.

7 mins

In the second of a four-part series on GDV, Gerardo Poli looks at the two ways gastric decompression can be achieved and offers advice on both methods.

10 mins

In pondering the hypocritical way in which humans treat animals, Nick Marsh wonders why certain animals deserve special treatment when others end up as kibble.

12 mins

In the first of a four-part series, Gerardo Poli puts the focus firmly on gastric dilatation-volvulus – particularly the three things that should be done as soon as a suspected case is presented.

9 mins

RVN blogger Jane Davidson has recently experienced the presence of a buster collar in her house, thanks to her Peke's surgery. So, how are she, her husband and her pet dealing with it?

8 mins

January 2017

Student blogger Jordan Sinclair discovers a running theme across both clinical and anatomic pathology, while noting the importance of accurate record keeping.

6 mins

After discussing how to take appropriate abdominal radiographs, Gerardo Poli offers some advice on interpreting the resulting images.

4 mins

It can be hard to tell the difference between peer-review science and professional-sounding nonsense, even among the scientifically trained, warns Nick Marsh.

14 mins

Abdominal radiographs can be daunting – so Gerardo Poli offers six tips to help you get the most information from your studies.

4 mins

RVN blogger Jane Davidson highlights the importance of good communication and debates whether traditional ward rounds should also include the social or holistic aspects of care.

12 mins

A combination of poorly written recruitment ads and the realisation she is mere months from entering the "real world" have prompted Jordan to create a list of tips for advertising jobs to new grad vets.

11 mins

Obstructive feline lower urinary tract disease is a common presentation in general practice. At Gerardo Poli's hospital, temporary relief is generally achieved within 15 minutes of patient arrival.

6 mins

While it's perfectly natural for a pride of lions to starve to death because they failed to kill enough prey, there’s nothing natural about vaccinations, antibiotics or processed food – and, according to Nick Marsh, it’s a bloody good thing, too.

10 mins

Gerardo Poli offers advice for diagnosing cases of gastric dilatation-volvulus, lists clinical signs and discusses the importance of performing an abdominal radiograph.

6 mins

Jane Davidson takes a look at the public's limited perception of veterinary nursing and wonders what can be done to improve awareness of the profession.

12 mins

With the new year comes resolutions – and Jordan Sinclair calls on pet owners to make one for their pets to help them stay in shape and enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.

7 mins

Performing euthanasias is the one of the hardest parts of a vet's job. Gerardo Poli provides advice to help make the process easier for you, your client and, most importantly, your patient.

6 mins

December 2016

Nick Marsh has discovered a little bit of magic in his life – just in time for Christmas. However, as he explains, it also means his new year's resolution is to enunciate better.

11 mins