January 2017

A combination of poorly written recruitment ads and the realisation she is mere months from entering the "real world" have prompted Jordan to create a list of tips for advertising jobs to new grad vets.

10 mins

Obstructive feline lower urinary tract disease is a common presentation in general practice. At Gerardo Poli's hospital, temporary relief is generally achieved within 15 minutes of patient arrival.

6 mins

While it's perfectly natural for a pride of lions to starve to death because they failed to kill enough prey, there’s nothing natural about vaccinations, antibiotics or processed food – and, according to Nick Marsh, it’s a bloody good thing, too.

10 mins

Gerardo Poli offers advice for diagnosing cases of gastric dilatation-volvulus, lists clinical signs and discusses the importance of performing an abdominal radiograph.

6 mins

Jane Davidson takes a look at the public's limited perception of veterinary nursing and wonders what can be done to improve awareness of the profession.

12 mins

With the new year comes resolutions – and Jordan Sinclair calls on pet owners to make one for their pets to help them stay in shape and enjoy the lifestyle they deserve.

7 mins

Performing euthanasias is the one of the hardest parts of a vet's job. Gerardo Poli provides advice to help make the process easier for you, your client and, most importantly, your patient.

6 mins

December 2016

Nick Marsh has discovered a little bit of magic in his life – just in time for Christmas. However, as he explains, it also means his new year's resolution is to enunciate better.

11 mins

Gerardo Poli looks at ongoing losses, the fourth and final part of a fluid therapy plan, and offers some general rules.

3 mins

How do you find a veterinary nurse when they're in short supply? It's not with "toys", cakes and chocolate. Jane Davidson talks VN recruitment and whether your adverts are sending the right message.

10 mins

As the festive season is in full swing and bringing more things for pets to ingest, Gerardo Poli lists some of the common problems and conditions likely to cause visits to the vet clinic.

6 mins

Student vet Jordan Sinclair takes a pet owner stance, advising how to keep Christmas trees free of moggie mayhem, and pets free from danger.

7 mins

Nick Marsh asks (and answers) that age-old question: would you want your child to have a career in the veterinary profession?

9 mins

As an emergency vet, Gerardo Poli has fine-tuned his approach to ensure the euthanasia process runs as smoothly as possible. In the first in a short series on the subject, he talks about caring for the client.

10 mins

Danny Chambers shares his beliefs, arguments and reasoning against using homeopathic remedies in the veterinary profession in an opinion piece for Veterinary Times.

22 mins

Jordan Sinclair reveals what she learned after spending a couple of days with the ophthalmology service at the University of Glasgow Small Animal Hospital.

8 mins

Jane Davidson mulls over what she fears may be the catastrophic impact on the veterinary nursing sector of Brexit – but urges VNs to support European colleagues.

7 mins

Having previously discussed the components of a fluid therapy plan, Gerardo Poli looks at maintenance rates and crystalloid use.

3 mins

November 2016

Nick Marsh considers how lab work is maybe not so different from general practice after all, by thinking about the chain of events that lead to the stacks of slide trays and accompanying piles of paper on his desk.

16 mins

In the second in his series of tips on interpreting effusion samples, Gerardo Poli offers some things to look out for if the effusion is haemorrhagic.

3 mins