July 2017

As her time at university draws to an end, a visit to her old school sees Jordan reflect on the beginning of her vet school story – specifically how and why she chose to study at Glasgow.

11 mins

In the third of a four-part series on social media, Gerardo Poli looks at the plethora of platforms available and offers some advice on choosing the best one to fit your requirements.

12 mins

Nick Marsh claims he has never seen injuries suspicious enough to suggest anything more than an accident has occurred. In this post, he asks whether this makes him lucky, or just naive?

10 mins

In the second of a four-part series on social media, Gerardo Poli discusses the importance of getting the right message out to the right audience.

9 mins

Jane RVN's role in the RCVS pilot scheme for its new outcome-based CPD has got her thinking about thinking...

15 mins

Gerardo Poli begins a four-part series looking at the main aspects to consider with social media for veterinary practices – starting with goals and objectives.

7 mins

June 2017

Jordan Sinclair wonders how financial discrimination based on gender can still be a problem in the 21st century, particularly in a profession that has become predominantly female.

9 mins

Gerardo Poli explains how the SNAP cortisol test is useful in helping assess for hypoadrenocorticism, but urges caution for hyperadrenocorticism diagnosis.

6 mins

Nick Marsh looks at the definition of professional conduct, and discusses how different vets can have very different ideas of what behaving in a professional manner entails.

16 mins

Jane RVN delves into the BVNA and BSAVA archives to try and discover who decided veterinary nurses should wear green uniforms.

12 mins

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli takes a look at the SNAP Idexx Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen-feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibody test kit.

9 mins

Graduate-in-waiting Jordan Sinclair asks why, despite the proportion of graduates entering the profession being 80% female, the public still seems to expect farm or mixed vets to be male.

6 mins

Following on from last week's discussion about SNAP CPL, this week Gerardo Poli looks at Giardia SNAP tests.

6 mins

Nick Marsh draws one conclusion from the estimated 60,000 consultations during his career – he still has so much to learn. And it's a thought both wonderful and terrifying.

13 mins

Gerardo Poli discusses how he uses the pancreas-specific lipase test to rule out acute pancreatitis in dogs.

5 mins

Jane Davidson reflects on exhibition freebies, and whether everyone really needs all those pens, posters and sticky notes.

11 mins

Fresh out of vet school, Jordan Sinclair questions why such a big emphasis is put on fees incurred during degrees rather than the real challenge – staying afloat.

10 mins

May 2017

In his final post to mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli outlines signs that might indicate whether you are at risk of compassion fatigue or burnout.

10 mins

Nick Marsh welcomes the trend towards greater specialism in veterinary medicine, but champions the importance (and hard work) of "jack of all trades" general practitioners.

14 mins

Jane Davidson outlines why, if you're a training practice committed to CPD, you need updated contracts in place, so all parties know what they're undertaking – including the financial costs and timescales.

9 mins