September 2019

Hubert Hiemstra discusses how he used the principles of hydroponics to boost his understanding – and increase his knowledge – of circulatory shock in critically ill patients.

12 mins

Vet student Eleanor Goad is eager to get stuck back into her studies; however, she is trying to remind herself to enjoy this down-time and some lazy days before vet school madness starts again.

9 mins

In today's digital age of speedy media sharing, Jane Davidson stresses the importance of understanding how client identities can be revealed via putting pieces of information together, and of remembering your ABC – airway, breathing and consent.

17 mins

Whether it’s assessing a passer-by’s dog, or checking your phone repeatedly while on call, switching off from veterinary life is tough. Jordan Sinclair can relate, but questions if you’d want to veto your vet brain?

13 mins

August 2019

The stench, the sensation... and the spray – dealing with “those two little sacs of foul-smelling fluid” is a familiar scenario for many vets. Nick Marsh shares his tales of woe when having tackled such consults.

15 mins

Having described how to perform this examination in part one, Gerardo Poli explains how to interpret the results in a clinical setting.

5 mins

As third year at vet school beckons, promising a move away from theory and into the uncharted waters of clinical training, Eleanor Goad takes stock of how far she’s already come in two short years.

7 mins

Whether it's strategic storage techniques or attempting to fill every nook and cranny, some veterinary practices are often faced with a “square peg in round hole” situation for ensuring a practical layout.

13 mins

With the average vet's day rarely filled with textbook scenarios or black and white decisions, Jordan Sinclair illustrates this with her own case example that paints a picture of what the profession is truly like.

16 mins

Perfectionism has given us great things, says Nick Marsh. But is there a place for it in the consulting rooms of general practice when there’s a waiting room full of angry clients and 15 operations scheduled?

20 mins

Gerardo Poli provides an introduction to performing and interpreting these examinations. Includes video content.

13 mins

As A-level results day looms, vet student Eleanor Goad busts some of the myths around what it takes to get into vet school. Yes, grades matter, but so does passion.

16 mins

If things get too complicated, start from the beginning and seek clarity, advises Gerardo Poli – it is a “simple but powerful” way to identify things you may have missed and provide you with a pathway forward.

5 mins

With life throwing the occasional curve ball, it is no surprise some turn to a five-year plan to help stay focused on their goals. Jane Davidson looks at how such a plan can apply to your career – specifically, for SVNs en route to becoming qualified.

10 mins

Jordan Sinclair explores the benefits of increasing small animal consult times and discovers it isn’t necessarily the case of ”less appointments, less income” many practices fear it will be.

10 mins

July 2019

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how the most effective way to learn about a specific subject is to prepare to teach it to someone else.

5 mins

Nick Marsh goes to great lengths to explain why he’s a grumpy bugger in the mornings; it’s not insomnia, just a life at odds with his out-of-whack body clock.

20 mins

Vet student Eleanor Goad explains why preclinical EMS plays a vital role in shaping young vets and teaching the essential skills they’ll need before taking their first steps into a veterinary practice.

15 mins

What happens next? Some clients may be unsure – so Gerardo Poli discusses the importance of communicating the treatment agenda during consults to help build client trust.

6 mins

Is telling a little white lie sometimes more important than honesty? Jane Davidson suggests it is – to ensure the welfare of not only an animal brought into practice, but also of the people involved…

21 mins