March 2014

I am just coming to the end of a six-week course run online by the … more

Normal hepatic function is essential for conversion of ammonia to urea. Increasing resting ammonia concentration … more

My thanks to fellow blogger Will Easson – we seem to think alike on many … more

Postoperative ileus (POI) is a transient bowel dysmotility that occurs following many types of operations … more

As graduates, one of the most routine surgeries that we will be expected to be … more

February 2014

Susie Samuel from Vet Help Direct (an online symptom checker for pet owners) discusses how … more

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I work in an emergency practice and things come in fits and starts. If I … more

Sticky bottom syndrome in rabbits is most often caused by feeding a badly balanced diet, … more

An update to my previous post, entitled “Planning the RVN/SVN year” for you… OSCE dates … more

In January, I attended my first AVS (the Association of Veterinary Students) congress. It was … more

A common abnormality in canine dentition is retention of deciduous teeth. This occurs when the … more

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The first part of a two/three-year slog started this month – the “A” module part … more

American cocker spaniels with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are often taurine deficient and responsive to taurine … more

On December 23, 2013, an important announcement was made by the Royal College of Veterinary … more

The gravel sign is seen radiographically as multiple, variously sized mineral fragments in the stomach … more

January 2014

Lectures on legislation regarding veterinary-related issues are never the most interesting, often involving endless lists … more

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Derren Brown is a very interesting person to follow and read and watch. He has … more

The RCVS has announced an increase in the number of Training Practices (TPs) to just … more

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Peripheral neuropathy is the most common chronic complication of diabetes in cats. This degenerative disorder … more

A role play class with professional actors brought in to help out would be commonplace … more