December 2013

Exam results should mean celebration – but that won't be the case for everyone. The national average pass rate is usually between 70-80%. So, what should you do if it isn't good news?

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Vet students have their own little community, not only within their own university but also … more

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Thromboembolism is a severe uncommon complicating condition in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats. It can cause … more

November 2013

Communication in our profession interests me. Histories I receive as part of the referrals process … more

The prognosis of a cat with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is highly variable. Some cats may … more

A fellow Vetsonline blogger, Will Easson, recently wrote a post about the potential impact of an … more

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Kennel cough is an infection of the upper respiratory tract of the dog, and can … more

Following last year’s announcement that the University of Surrey is to open a new veterinary … more

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Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is such a strong oxidiser it is highly reactive. Due to its … more

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Something I have noticed in the past few years (and mentioned in my last post) … more

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I would like to thank Michal Szulc and Jill Hubbard for their letter in a … more

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For the first part of my career my “special interest”, and something I became gradually … more

October 2013

Recently, for the first time in years, I tried my hand at polo again. I … more

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I have perused VN Times, Veterinary Times, recruitment websites, and spoken to those in practice, … more

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After a summer of EMS, traveling and very little academic work, the time finally came … more

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I’m getting old. I can see that. People greet me not by saying “you look … more

The September 2013 issue of VN Times has a brilliant article by Hayley Walters. Please, … more

September 2013

Student vet Jordan Sinclair describes the life-changing experience of undertaking pre-clinical EMS in Bolivia and how it reminded her why she wants to be a vet.

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Gallstones are rare in dogs. They consist mostly of calcium bilirubinate and/or cholesterol, and are … more

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) recently commissioned a study to counter the arguments … more