August 2017

Graduation has been and gone – Jordan Sinclair is now on the RCVS register, ready and raring to go. So why is she feeling on edge?

12 mins

In part three of his series on CPR, Gerardo Poli discusses the use of endotracheal intubation, and, when this cannot be immediately achieved, the other ventilation techniques required.

7 mins

Nick Marsh worries the development of a “bonus culture” within corporate practices could lead to fewer people taking their pets to vets as fees rise.

20 mins

In the second part of his series on CPR, Gerado Poli offers an overview of the procedure that must take precedence over everything else: chest compressions.

8 mins

Aware the proliferation of veterinary initialisms may be confusing for some, Jane Davidson has compiled a list of the main associations as a quick guide for those new to the profession.

15 mins

In his latest series of articles, Gerado Poli looks to explain the fundamentals of CPR to help ensure the whole veterinary team is familiar with the procedure. The most important aspect? Preparation.

13 mins

July 2017

With news of universities Harper Adams and Keele discussing plans for a new vet school, Jordan Sinclair insists this is not the answer to increasing numbers of vets in the UK post-Brexit.

14 mins

In the final part of his series, Gerardo Poli discusses content plans, being prepared to respond to questions and comments, and the importance of seeking consent from clients before posting.

8 mins

Nick Marsh explains how his intense dislike of Mr Bell’s wondrous invention is fuelled by the cruel unpredictability of his arch nemesis – the practice telephone message book.

19 mins

Noticing an abundance of people unable to find TP placements or even work experience, Jane RVN looks back at how she became an RVN to work out how she managed it.

19 mins

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