February 2020

In a new series, Hubert Hiemstra offers advice for potential misconceptions that may be encountered in veterinary practice – starting with the belief that clients are hard to overcome.

11 mins

Blogger Nick Marsh explains why, if he were a leukocyte, he’d probably be a neutrophil but would dream of being a macrophage – the multifunctional immune superhero.

14 mins

Although she hopes to enjoy every minute of life in practice, Eleanor Goad isn‘t scared of cutting the ties and taking her skills in a new direction if aspirations aren‘t fulfilled. 

9 mins

JaneRVN reminisces about the time she was employed as a mystery shopper for veterinary clinics, and how the telephone can be both a blessing and a curse for communication.

17 mins

Everyone strives for excellence, but this can take time – so Hubert Hiemstra urges readers to set realistic expectations and celebrate achievements while heading towards their long-term goal.

10 mins

Jordan Sinclair discusses this concept and its limitations in the veterinary sphere, but also the importance of securing hours that safeguard your well-being and work-life balance.

10 mins

Concluding this series, Gerardo Poli discusses how to make a mentoring relationship a success.

8 mins

Nick Marsh discusses the irony of our brains' ability to predict the future, but the unfortunate unforeseen consequences this can lead to – especially when it comes to subsequent worrying.

16 mins

As friends approach completion of their courses and contemplate their next steps, vet student Eleanor Goad shares her thoughts on keeping focus, despite sometimes feeling like a campus pensioner.

9 mins

JaneRVN marks the passing of her canine companion by recounting fond memories of the Pekingese princess that exuded confidence, lived in the moment and taught Jane to face life head on.

8 mins

Having discussed preparing to become a mentee and deciding what you want to achieve from the role, Gerardo Poli explains how to approach – and ask – a prospective mentor.

5 mins

January 2020

Recent graduate and mixed practice vet David Charles offers advice for students who are thinking of following the same route into the profession.

17 mins

Jordan Sinclair discusses how pet owning is carbon costly, but looking at the bigger picture, pets could reduce an owner’s carbon footprint due to the type of lifestyle he or she adopts to care for them.

12 mins

What do you want to achieve from your relationship with your mentor? Gerardo Poli urges mentees to consider this before beginning their search, to ensure a successful partnership.

8 mins

Cancer, despite being feared, is a broad term for various diseases that share a similar cause. Nick Marsh classifies tumours based on the cells they’re derived from and how they appear down the microscope.

19 mins

Gerardo Poli offers advice to help prepare students and new graduates for being taken under someone’s wing once they enter practice.

8 mins

“Although around 70% of vet graduates are female, the number of practising female vets is more like 50%” – Eleanor Goad considers the gender imbalance in the profession and why it may exist.

11 mins

Jane RVN explains why double dipping is never good – whether in patient consults or communal lunch times.

9 mins

January marks the time to set new goals, but with no sign of cash, warm weather or an end to leftover chocolate, its tough. Jordan Sinclair explains how long-term, realistic plans are the secret to success.

12 mins

If you worked over the festive season – while family and friends relaxed and spent time together – Hubert Hiemstra has a message for you: be proud of yourself.

9 mins