April 2019

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.

13 mins

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.

11 mins

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.

27 mins

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?”

11 mins

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.

15 mins

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.

13 mins

Hubert Hiemstra sets all readers a sleep challenge as an experiment to see if they will be less tired after trying a new routine.

9 mins

March 2019

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.

7 mins

Vet student Eleanor Goad highlights the importance of raising public awareness of the health issues brachycephalic breeds face.

7 mins

Gerardo Poli concludes his series on blood transfusions by discussing how much volume to give during the process.

6 mins

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.

13 mins

Jordan Sinclair reflects on experiencing having a patient of hers die on the operating table.

12 mins

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.

15 mins

If you're unsure on which blood product to administer during a transfusion, Gerardo Poli's handy guide runs through the requirements.

6 mins

Nick Marsh reflects on the stressful times he experienced while working in practice and the toll it can take on your well-being.

19 mins

Stress is inevitable, says Eleanor Goad, but it's how you cope with it that makes you develop in your personal and professional life.

8 mins

Gerardo Poli runs through the “transfusion triggers” that point towards whether the process needs to take place.

6 mins

Jane Davidson reveals the first rule of OSCE Club, which is a necessary step to creating some exam-worthy accessories.

10 mins