March 2020

While goals set a direction, an effective system ensures you make progress towards it. With this in mind, Gerardo Poli offers tips on creating a system that helps you achieve your goals.

9 mins

In the latest part of this series, Hubert Hiemstra discusses the belief that a career in veterinary science is so much harder than other jobs.

9 mins

Hubert Hiemstra continues his series on misconceptions that may be encountered in veterinary practice by discussing the belief people shouldn’t have an animal if they are unable to afford to care for it.

10 mins

What should students ask in a job interview? Gerardo Poli offers some examples of questions that will challenge interviewers and help give a positive impression.

6 mins

February 2020

In a new series, Hubert Hiemstra offers advice for potential misconceptions that may be encountered in veterinary practice – starting with the belief that clients are hard to overcome.

11 mins

Everyone strives for excellence, but this can take time – so Hubert Hiemstra urges readers to set realistic expectations and celebrate achievements while heading towards their long-term goal.

10 mins

Concluding this series, Gerardo Poli discusses how to make a mentoring relationship a success.

8 mins

Having discussed preparing to become a mentee and deciding what you want to achieve from the role, Gerardo Poli explains how to approach – and ask – a prospective mentor.

5 mins

January 2020

What do you want to achieve from your relationship with your mentor? Gerardo Poli urges mentees to consider this before beginning their search, to ensure a successful partnership.

8 mins

Gerardo Poli offers advice to help prepare students and new graduates for being taken under someone’s wing once they enter practice.

8 mins

If you worked over the festive season – while family and friends relaxed and spent time together – Hubert Hiemstra has a message for you: be proud of yourself.

9 mins

December 2019

Hubert Hiemstra describes the collection of blood to carry out an autotransfusion, as well as two methods of administering the blood back into the patient.

8 mins

Having considered the criteria for when to resect part of the small intestine, Gerardo Poli discusses how to keep the rest of the abdomen sterile when carrying out the procedure.

8 mins

…that is the question when assessing intestinal viability. To help, Gerardo Poli discusses the five criteria he uses when deciding whether to remove a section of small intestine.

8 mins

Someone, somewhere wants to know something you consider as given knowledge, says Hubert Hiemstra – so pass it on…

6 mins

November 2019

Having had no mobile phone signal for two weeks while on a family holiday, Hubert Hiemstra ponders our use of technology and whether we should be more sensible with it.

12 mins

Hubert Hiemstra concludes this series by discussing the aspect of making mistakes that will likely make your palms sweat and your heart race: telling the client something has gone wrong.

12 mins

October 2019

Having dealt with the fear of making mistakes, Hubert Hiemstra – in the second of a three-part series – outlines the course of action for how to respond when the worst happens.

10 mins

Hubert Hiemstra, in the first of a three-part series, urges readers to challenge themselves as, though avoiding such situations will protect you from failure in the short term, it'll hinder your ability to succeed.

14 mins

Ever been perplexed by the lack of improvement in a clinical case? Gerardo Poli discusses how going back to the start can help you reach a different prognosis.

7 mins