July 2017

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

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.

8 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

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

Gerardo Poli explains how the SNAP cortisol test is useful in helping assess for hypoadrenocorticism, but urges caution for hyperadrenocorticism diagnosis.

6 mins

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli takes a look at the SNAP Idexx Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) antigen-feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) antibody test kit.

9 mins

Following on from last week's discussion about SNAP CPL, this week Gerardo Poli looks at Giardia SNAP tests.

6 mins

Gerardo Poli discusses how he uses the pancreas-specific lipase test to rule out acute pancreatitis in dogs.

5 mins

May 2017

In his final post to mark Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli outlines signs that might indicate whether you are at risk of compassion fatigue or burnout.

10 mins

In the third of his posts marking Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli notes how composure, empathy and good communication skills go hand in hand when dealing with angry pet owners.

8 mins

Taking a slightly different tack during VN Awareness Month, Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli presents advice bestowed upon him by the fabulous nurses he works with at Animal Emergency Service in Queensland, Australia.

5 mins

In the spirit of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli offers a heartfelt thanks to the vet nurses of this world, without whom the vets of this world would be unable to do their jobs.

4 mins

Research suggests enemas may never need performing again – and Gerardo Poli says it could be the most exciting news in veterinary medicine.

4 mins

April 2017

Despite research associating gastric lavage with worse patient outcomes, Gerardo Poli says some uncommon cases may benefit from the technique.

6 mins

Research shows emesis induction does not influence clinical outcome. However, Gerardo Poli feels a time and place exist for it, based on his clinical experience.

9 mins

In part two of his look at intoxication, Gerardo Poli discusses the main exposure routes and looks at the actions owners can take at home if their pet has been exposed to a toxin.

6 mins

Gerardo Poli offers a list of questions for telephone calls from owners concerned about their pet being intoxicated.

5 mins

March 2017

Gerardo Poli concludes his series on serum discolouration by looking at icteric serum, which is caused by the presence of excess bilirubin in the blood stream.

5 mins

The presence of lipaemia can indicate the presence of certain diseases, but it can also make interpretation of biochemistry particularly difficult. Gerardo Poli offers some advice on how to deal with lipaemic samples.

4 mins

When interpreting PCV/total solids, it is also important to take note of the serum colour as this may give clues into the diagnosis.

3 mins