March 2013

During the Easter holidays, I had my first EMS placement. Although I’d hand-reared cade lambs … more

4 mins

Renal proteinuria is an important complication of chronic renal disease. The presence of proteinuria is … more

1 mins

When I was at vet school in the nineties I reached fourth year, the last … more

A young cat in good condition with a history of coughing and mixed dyspnoea with … more

1 mins

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would … more

6 mins

I had heard of the Pet Blood Bank before, but only when it was mentioned … more

4 mins

Because the liver may be contained entirely within the rib cage in normal cats and … more

February 2013

The perennial topic of comparative suicide rates in different professions came up this weekend at … more

14 mins

Many clients treat their dogs like children. This is fine so long as they’re not … more

Everyone knows that there’s an ancient feud between vet and medical students. Glasgow is no … more

6 mins

Easter is fast approaching, which means several things to those of us in practice: Two … more

4 mins

In the old days we were always taught to bandage a fracture, preferably with a … more

As I finished looking at the somewhat dishevelled six-year-old Westie I reviewed my findings; TPR … more

One little piggy’s in a farrowing crate, one little piggy gets his tail docked and … more

5 mins

Nominations for VN council have been announced, but VN turnout for voting is traditionally low – under … more

2 mins

Endocrine alopecia in cats is extremely rare.

January 2013

Pectus excavatum is a common congenital malformation of the sternum and costochondral cartilages affecting cats, … more

It’s common knowledge that cats cannot thrive on dog food due to inadequate taurine levels … more

1 mins

Well where to begin? With the current news stories it can feel like we are … more

6 mins

As part of my studies at the moment I have to get up to speed … more