March 2020

While goals set a direction, an effective system ensures you make progress towards it. With this in mind, Gerardo Poli offers tips on creating a system that helps you achieve your goals.

9 mins

She may be proudly “foot loose and single” on the pet-owning front, but Jane doesn't expect it will last forever...

8 mins

Submitted before the UK was put into lockdown, Nick Marsh’s latest blog describes his thoughts as he watches the story of coronavirus grow from rumour to pandemic in mere days.

9 mins

Riddled with guilt for condemning childhood pal Flopsy to a life of loneliness, Eleanor Goad realises that, when it comes to understanding certain pets, we still have a long way to go.

11 mins

In the latest part of this series, Hubert Hiemstra discusses the belief that a career in veterinary science is so much harder than other jobs.

9 mins

Although insurance is not quite the gig it was, Jordan explains why she would still advocate its importance to her clients.

14 mins

Nick Marsh discusses the irony between hectic practice life leaving you longing a quieter day, only for you to be met with dragging hours and more saved up tasks than you bargained for when it comes along.

8 mins

Hubert Hiemstra continues his series on misconceptions that may be encountered in veterinary practice by discussing the belief people shouldn’t have an animal if they are unable to afford to care for it.

10 mins

Vet student Eleanor Goad argues it’s important to fight the natural instinct that comes with being a vet, and to recognise that just because something can go wrong, doesn’t mean it will.

8 mins

JaneRVN ponders the conundrum of whether clients should dispose of cat poo or litter down the toilet, and the lavatory limbo that exists between owner opinion and expert etiquette.

9 mins

What should students ask in a job interview? Gerardo Poli offers some examples of questions that will challenge interviewers and help give a positive impression.

6 mins

February 2020

In today’s blame culture, we can often feel responsible for negative client interaction. With this in mind, Jordan Sinclair explains the importance of reminding yourself you are a vet and know what you’re doing.

14 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

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

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