November 2016

The ultrasound is an incredibly useful diagnostic tool. In this video tip, Gerardo Poli offers some advice to help you perfect the basics of ultrasound-guided aspiration.

1 mins

October 2016

Following a previous tip in which he discussed the four basic components of a fluid therapy plan, Gerardo Poli takes a look at perfusion deficits, including clinical signs, cause and treatment.

8 mins

Interpreting effusion samples can be confusing, says Gerardo Poli, so try to think of them as if you were collecting a blood sample.

4 mins

Establishing client rapport is paramount to any consultation. Here, Gerardo Poli offers some pointers to help you build trust from the moment the client and their pet walk into the consulting room.

4 mins

Placing all patients on 2% isoflurane and 2l/min oxygen flow rate is common practice, but blanket isoflurane saturations and oxygen flow rates can be dangerous, warns Gerardo Poli.

4 mins

Pulse oximetry is a very useful diagnostic and monitoring tool – but, as Gerardo Poli explains, it can give a false sense of security.

4 mins

September 2016

Need to know if there is an oesophageal foreign body but can’t be certain on radiographs? Dr Gerardo Poli has a quick tip for you.

3 mins

Gerardo Poli offers some tips on radiographic interpretation, a common area he has found many clinicians request more training in.

7 mins

Urinalysis is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary practice – so why, asks Gerardo Poli, do some clinicians fail to perform urinalyses even when they are indicated?

3 mins

Dr Gerardo Poli looks at the common problems that come with the use of casts and bandages, and what can be done to reduce the risk of complications occurring.

3 mins

August 2016

Dog bite wounds are one of the most common presentations both in general and emergency practice, and they can often be challenging cases. Here, Gerardo Poli offer some tips on managing these injuries.

4 mins

Gerardo Poli says the art of blood smear interpretation is declining, but is an extremely valuable skill that should be part of every in-house haematology.

4 mins

Fluid therapy is a topic that sometimes gets overlooked by vets, partly because there is a misconception that developing fluid plans can be difficult.

4 mins

Adverse events during anaesthesia in otherwise young and healthy patients is a rare occurrence. However, … more

3 mins

In his first Tip of the Week, author Gerardo Poli discusses how web savvy pet owners often visit their vet armed with research and even a diagnosis, and suggests vets attempt to call a truce with Dr Google.

6 mins

July 2016

Graham Finch hates doing dressings, so passes the torch to RVN colleague Laura for her "top tips" on the subject of dressing wounds.

2 mins

Although “off-licence”, immunotherapy is well worth considering in our pruritic feline friends. Of course we … more

3 mins

June 2016

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a valuable tool in subcutaneous skin masses.

2 mins

Ever had one of those cases, which seem to typically occur around this time of year, that you think must be the start of an allergic dermatitis?

2 mins

May 2016

Mature chickens normally undergo one complete moult a year, usually in autumn. However, this can depend on the time of the year the bird started laying.

2 mins