May 2020

Coronavirus has led to many changes in veterinary practice – not least of all a procedure that COVID-19 has turned from something requiring compassion and warmth to a coldly clinical act performed from a distance.

13 mins

Having previously discussed his top tips for dealing with client complaints, Hubert Hiemstra shares the techniques that form his makeshift “mental armour” against those who set out to attack, insult and hurt.

10 mins

In her latest COVID Diary, Nat Scroggie discusses the different facets of veterinary life that have shaped her and changed her life.

13 mins

In her latest diary, Nat Scoggie explains how what she knows about triage has stood her in good stead in other aspects of lockdown life.

10 mins

Inspired by HG Wells, Nick Marsh looks at the “humblest things” upon the Earth, but says labelling the tiny troublemakers “good“ and “bad” may be too simplistic.

12 mins

To conclude his series on leadership strategies during the COVID–19 pandemic, Gerardo Poli discusses the need for sticking to a daily routine, and taking care of yourself and others.

7 mins

Nat Scroggie presents the fifth part of her diaries in the lockdown.

10 mins

Reflecting on her research postgraduate status, JaneRVN compares her experiences from university the first time round with being a mature member today.

10 mins

The first job in practice can present various challenges and levels of change. But, as David Charles explains, you are not alone in tackling them – so use your networks of family, friends, peers and colleagues; and plan some “great escapes”.

24 mins

Gerardo Poli continues his series on leadership strategies during the coronavirus pandemic by discussing the need to highlight greatness.

6 mins

Without even knowing it, pets are helping us through some potentially isolating and scary times. Eleanor Goad explains why we need to return that kindness…

13 mins

As the pandemic rages on, Jordan Sinclair explains why now is definitely not the time for people to consider taking on a new puppy.

11 mins

Nat turns her attention to running in the fourth of her series of COVID-19 diaries.

10 mins

What you do matters – as Gerardo Poli discusses in the latest part of his series into performance and leadership strategies for navigating the coronavirus pandemic.

4 mins

In her latest column for Vet Times, Nat Scroggie explains how she has found the sketchbook and pencils again during lockdown.

11 mins

Nat discusses fear being a companion in the second of her new series of diaries during COVID-19.

11 mins

Six months in to her PhD studying the origins of veterinary medicine, Jane Davidson provides an update on her findings to date – including confusion over separating the work of two organisations.

11 mins

April 2020

Having launched this five-part series by discussing the power of choice, Gerardo Poli explains how picking yourself – and others – up is a vital skill for navigating the coronavirus pandemic.

While she loves the profession's normal-world community feel, an exhausted Jordan Sinclair confesses keeping the plates spinning in a relentless COVID-19 veterinary workplace is leaving her resentful, drained, guilty and angry…

21 mins

Working from home was something Nick Marsh had always considered a luxury, but, after close to a month in lockdown, he realises it’s not quite what he thought it would be.

12 mins