June 2019

Having outlined the basic pathophysiology of head trauma in part one of this series, Gerardo Poli discusses ways of lowering cerebral blood volume to tackle this issue.

10 mins

In the first of a new series on head trauma, Gerardo Poli starts off with some basic pathophysiology.

9 mins

May 2019

Nobody likes receiving complaints, but Hubert Hiemstra claims his five-step plan can help alleviate unpleasant situations and turn them into “valuable opportunities for learning and growth”.

10 mins

Hubert Hiemstra looks at a “potentially fatal manifestation of coagulation pathology”, in which mild symptoms in an otherwise healthy dog can quickly escalate into a life-threatening respiratory crisis.

7 mins

Lactate is the harbinger of doom, according to Hubert Hiemstra – here, he explains why monitoring these levels are important, as well as indications for doing so and what the results mean.

14 mins

Gerardo Poli explains how creating rules around things that can have serious implications has helped him in his veterinary career.

7 mins

April 2019

For his latest Tip of the Week, Gerardo Poli describes a popular technique for those who want to combat procrastination, boost productivity, and generally get things done – preferably in 25 minutes or less.

8 mins

The question of whether what vets do serves a larger purpose is pondered by Hubert Hiemstra, who has asked: am I wasting my time and talents in practice?

7 mins

For his second Tip of the Week topic, Hubert Hiemstra reviews the uses and limitations of point-of-care tests for canine C-reactive protein, and asks: “Oh CR*P! What am I missing?”

11 mins

Hubert Hiemstra sets all readers a sleep challenge as an experiment to see if they will be less tired after trying a new routine.

9 mins

March 2019

New Tip of the Week author Hubert Hiemstra kicks off with a big wake up call that should ring alarm bells with many in the profession.

7 mins

Gerardo Poli concludes his series on blood transfusions by discussing how much volume to give during the process.

6 mins

If you're unsure on which blood product to administer during a transfusion, Gerardo Poli's handy guide runs through the requirements.

6 mins

Gerardo Poli runs through the “transfusion triggers” that point towards whether the process needs to take place.

6 mins

February 2019

In the second part of this series, Gerardo Poli recaps ways to treat and analyse the severity of this condition.

9 mins

In the first part of this series, Gerardo Poli informs how vets can spot the presenting signs of this condition in small animals.

8 mins

Gerardo Poli reveals his tried and tested ritual of reseting his composure between consults and emergencies.

10 mins

Don't be daunted by the sight of the phenomenon, Gerardo Poli has a step-by-step guide that gets to the roots of the set-up.

6 mins

January 2019

Following his discussion on the causes of thrombocytopenia, Gerardo Poli advises on ways to manage this condition.

8 mins

Gerardo Poli on assessing the causes of this condition in canines and methods to diagnose it.

8 mins