September 2018

In the first of a three-part series, Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how the most important part of investigating a seizure case is taking a thorough and accurate history from the owner.

8 mins

Whether you're still getting your head around cranial and caudal or you know your idiopathics from your iatrogenics, Nick Marsh is here to regale you with some of his favourite medical terms that are beautifully precise, concise and evocative.

12 mins

Jane Davidson asks, despite those in the profession playing a bigger role, why IV placement is deemed the “headline act” for a vet nurse's skill set?

14 mins

While vet work can be mentally and physically draining, Jordan Sinclair suggests taking time out of your day to recall the good moments you may be taking for granted.

10 mins

Finishing university is rewarding as you finally have something to show for your hard work, but what if you don't where do you go? Gerardo Poli has a few suggestions for graduates unsure of their options.

12 mins

Nick Marsh takes a trip down memory lane to the long lost land of 1999 to discover if his contemporaries were indeed the “cheated generation”.

20 mins

Jane Davidson reflects on what she considers the biggest challenge when working at a new practice – finding where the needles are kept.

10 mins

Being an on call farm vet shouldn't all be stressful, there's many ways to make it much more manageable by finding a good place for your mobile telephone, having a sympathetic friend and conditioning your hair.

17 mins

If you're stuck on deciding the most appropriate antibiotic for common presenting conditions, Gerardo Poli comes to the rescue with this handy guide.

5 mins

Jordan Sinclair discusses the scope of significance vaccination appointments have for pets – annual events in every pet owner’s calendar that constitute so much more than a quick visit to the vets.

14 mins

From a success first time to failing halfway, catheters have the potential to throw up various quandries. To help ensure success, Gerardo shares a trick that often delivers big results, and encourages readers to try it for themselves...

3 mins

From the banning of puppy and kitten sales in pet shops to outlawing electric shock collars, Holly Kernot summarises the spate of notable victories for animal welfare that took place in August.

6 mins

August 2018

Kathryn Cowley's series about this condition continues with a focus on conveying the seriousness of OA to the client and ways to provide helpful information.

11 mins

Nick Marsh reflects on his time as a clinical director and, inspired by a scene from one of his favourite TV shows, ponders on whether the hassle is really worth it.

17 mins

In the final part of this series, Gerardo Poli advocates spending as much time with your university friends as possible and making the most of every day.

4 mins

RVN Jane Davidson dresses down pet owners who forgo modesty to overshare information about themselves during a consult and warns new grads of unexpected nudity in the practice.

11 mins

Gerardo Poli encourages his younger self to work more on interacting with clients to create a sense of trust with them and avoid instances of mis-communication.

4 mins

Jordan Sinclair considers the benefits of proposed seven-day working weeks. Is the suggestion ludicrous or what the profession needs in the fight for good work-life balance?

11 mins

Continuing his series of advice he would give his younger self, Gerardo Poli raises the vital role and support given by the nurse and reception teams.

4 mins

Nick Marsh challenges comedian Jerry Seinfeld's observation that you can't make friends when you're older by revealing how a change of job improved his social circle.

16 mins