Nick Marsh delves into the tricky subject of euthanasia and asks, if his patients have the right to die without suffering, why don’t we?13 mins
Bloggers Jane Davidson and Nick Marsh team up to consider how much of each task on a typical invoice for surgery would, and could, be undertaken by a VN or vet. It reveals how, despite its importance, the role of the VN goes unnoticed and unrecognised.
This guest blog, written by vet Simon Hayes in response to the post "Stunning at slaughter" by Nick Marsh, attempts to dispel the myths that surround shechita, the Jewish humane method of slaughter.
Knowledge is power – which, as Nick Marsh discusses, is why vets battle the unpredictability of appointments, satnavs and technical malfunctions to get to meetings.11 mins
Nick Marsh takes an impassioned stance on non-stunning at slaughter, insisting that if a total ban is out of the question, labelling on meat declaring it so is a much-needed consolation.
Do you know what a "meat sponge" is? Neither did Nick Marsh – but a late-night call from a client discussing one led him to realise we don't know everything, and that's okay.14 mins
In pondering the hypocritical way in which humans treat animals, Nick Marsh wonders why certain animals deserve special treatment when others end up as kibble.
It can be hard to tell the difference between peer-review science and professional-sounding nonsense, even among the scientifically trained, warns Nick Marsh.14 mins
While it's perfectly natural for a pride of lions to starve to death because they failed to kill enough prey, there’s nothing natural about vaccinations, antibiotics or processed food – and, according to Nick Marsh, it’s a bloody good thing, too.
Nick Marsh has discovered a little bit of magic in his life – just in time for Christmas. However, as he explains, it also means his new year's resolution is to enunciate better.11 mins
Nick Marsh asks (and answers) that age-old question: would you want your child to have a career in the veterinary profession?
Nick Marsh considers how lab work is maybe not so different from general practice after all, by thinking about the chain of events that lead to the stacks of slide trays and accompanying piles of paper on his desk.16 mins
Nick Marsh continues to take on the most serious veterinary issues of the day by attempting to discover who is the profession's closest equivalent to Indiana Jones.
Despite never meeting him or even speaking to him, the late, great Bob Michell had a profound influence on Nick Marsh's veterinary career and on his outlook in general.10 mins
With little passion for fast cars, and having already snagged the best wife in the world, Nick Marsh claims his midlife crisis manifested itself in the purchase of a new washing machine and a "stupid necklace".
Having been out of general practice for a few months, many people have asked Nick Marsh the same thing: "Don’t you miss the patients?" Rather than an automatic "of course I do", this post is his measured response to what he considers a tricky question.10 mins
Nick Marsh offers a very personal blog about coping with loss, following the death of his faithful lurcher, Willow.
This is a difficult blog to write, because it’s honest, uncomfortable and true. But maybe, by exposing myself in public (not in that way; the judge was very clear about that not being a good thing), I can at least shame myself – and maybe it will help.13 mins
Nick Marsh suspects imposter syndrome may be particularly strong for veterinary graduates thrown in at the deep end – but urges you to destroy any thoughts you may have about not being good enough to impart advice.