The question of whether what vets do serves a larger purpose is pondered by Hubert Hiemstra, who has asked: am I wasting my time and talents in practice?7 mins
In the wake of this year’s Grand National, recent horse racing convert Andrè Brenn looks back at the event in an effort to spark discussion and debate on the sport’s place in modern society.
On the occasion of her mother’s 50th birthday, vet student Eleanor Goad takes the opportunity to thank her family for the support they provided in order to get her where she is today.
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.
For his second Tip of the Week topic, Hubert Hiemstra reviews the uses and limitations of point-of-care tests for canine C-reactive protein, and asks: “Oh CR*P! What am I missing?”
Jane Davidson asks whether more should be done to prepare clients for their pet’s hair loss post-surgery – using the example of Ollie the cat, documented on Twitter by her owners Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon.
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.
Hubert Hiemstra sets all readers a sleep challenge as an experiment to see if they will be less tired after trying a new routine.
The first cut isn’t the deepest, it is the most superficial, says Nick Marsh on why he misses performing surgical cases.14 mins
New Tip of the Week author Hubert Hiemstra kicks off with a big wake up call that should ring alarm bells with many in the profession.
Vet student Eleanor Goad highlights the importance of raising public awareness of the health issues brachycephalic breeds face.
Gerardo Poli concludes his series on blood transfusions by discussing how much volume to give during the process.
Jane Davidson addresses the situations where clients call ”to see the male vet” instead of ”one of the young female vets”, and what the industry can do to tackle this line of thinking.
Jordan Sinclair reflects on experiencing having a patient of hers die on the operating table.
Instead of fielding answers in response to ”why did you want to be a vet?”, Ami Sawran explains why working on a farm is her true calling.
If you're unsure on which blood product to administer during a transfusion, Gerardo Poli's handy guide runs through the requirements.
Nick Marsh reflects on the stressful times he experienced while working in practice and the toll it can take on your well-being.
Stress is inevitable, says Eleanor Goad, but it's how you cope with it that makes you develop in your personal and professional life.
Gerardo Poli runs through the “transfusion triggers” that point towards whether the process needs to take place.
Jane Davidson reveals the first rule of OSCE Club, which is a necessary step to creating some exam-worthy accessories.