February 2019

In the first part of this series, Gerardo Poli informs how vets can spot the presenting signs of this condition in small animals.

8 mins

Misplacing or being unable to spot things in front of them are the most common causes of "the Vet Look", says vet nurse Jane Davidson. But you don't need St Anthony or an eagle-eyed VN to help, it just requires a simple routine.

11 mins

Vet school teaches you a lot of important things in preparation for the job. But being an independent vet in the wide world can be tricky, so Ami Sawran is on hand to provide some helpful life hacks.

9 mins

Many soon-to-graduate vets will already be on the lookout for a job, so Jordan Sinclair has advice on how practices can attract this valuable asset.

15 mins

Gerardo Poli reveals his tried and tested ritual of reseting his composure between consults and emergencies.

10 mins

"Wildlife aren’t pets – they’re soldiers," argues Nick Marsh, stating that wildlife medicine – like most other areas of medicine – needs to be "brutally pragmatic".

17 mins

Eleanor Goad on why potential dog and cat owners shouldn't focus all their attention on pedigree breeds as a way of stopping more animals at shelters from being euthanised.

8 mins

Don't be daunted by the sight of the phenomenon, Gerardo Poli has a step-by-step guide that gets to the roots of the set-up.

6 mins

Using images and words found on the internet for presentations or social media can seem like a quick solution. But Jane Davidson has a few words of warning for those unaware of the law and encourages the profession to lead the way for fair copyright use.

13 mins

Ami Sawran discusses why well-being is more than just another buzzword, and ways practices can make employees feel happier and more relaxed in the workplace. Spoiler: it’s not all about cake.

11 mins

January 2019

Following his discussion on the causes of thrombocytopenia, Gerardo Poli advises on ways to manage this condition.

8 mins

Jordan Sinclair weighs up the pros and cons of using out-of-hours providers, and whether they are a positive to the profession.

13 mins

Nick Marsh describes a scenario likely experienced by most vets, of feeling you don’t belong in the position you’re in and being out of your depth.

17 mins

Gerardo Poli on assessing the causes of this condition in canines and methods to diagnose it.

8 mins

Eleanor Goad on why it's enriching for everyone to branch out and diversify in life and research.

9 mins

While mourning the passing of her wilful ward, RVN Jane Davidson recounts their time together as a warning to those considering the purchase of a brachycephalic breed due to their “cute” factor.

17 mins

Stuck on your own driving hours to jobs every day? Ami Sawran suggests a few ways to make the time fly by, from podcasts to audiobooks.

12 mins

Following on from performing a thoracocentesis, Gerardo Poli advises on the best ways to get the most information from the collected sample.

10 mins

Jordan Sinclair ponders on the naming conventions people use for their pets and what the animals would think about their given names, if they really understood.

15 mins

Andrè Brenn, a Czech veterinary student studying at the University of Liverpool, looks at the learning and funding opportunities the veterinary profession could lose out on should the UK crash out of the EU with no deal.