October 2019

In his latest blog, Nick Marsh invites you to take a look down the microscope, and into “weird new worlds” of leukocytes, tumour cells and microorganisms.

13 mins

With Bonfire Night on the horizon, Jordan Sinclair stresses the importance of ensuring both owners and fellow staff members are armed with ample information to keep all creatures great and small calm.

9 mins

You’ve graduated, had the crash course in vet practice and lost the fear of first opinion practice – so now what? Jordan Sinclair faced this dilemma, and discusses how she made peace with it and moved forward.

13 mins

Nick Marsh analyses what takes place when we peer into a microscope to analyse material, leading him to a very philosophical and out-of-this-world conclusion.

9 mins

September 2019

Ami encourages her veterinary peers to help make the profession safer and more appealing to talented people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds who could “drive it forward in ways yet unknown”.

19 mins

The word “cancer” often sends shivers of fear through most who hear it, but is it always justified? In his latest blog, Nick Marsh asks “why are we still so weird about cancer?”.

19 mins

Whether it’s assessing a passer-by’s dog, or checking your phone repeatedly while on call, switching off from veterinary life is tough. Jordan Sinclair can relate, but questions if you’d want to veto your vet brain?

13 mins

August 2019

The stench, the sensation... and the spray – dealing with “those two little sacs of foul-smelling fluid” is a familiar scenario for many vets. Nick Marsh shares his tales of woe when having tackled such consults.

15 mins

With the average vet's day rarely filled with textbook scenarios or black and white decisions, Jordan Sinclair illustrates this with her own case example that paints a picture of what the profession is truly like.

16 mins

Perfectionism has given us great things, says Nick Marsh. But is there a place for it in the consulting rooms of general practice when there’s a waiting room full of angry clients and 15 operations scheduled?

20 mins

Jordan Sinclair explores the benefits of increasing small animal consult times and discovers it isn’t necessarily the case of ”less appointments, less income” many practices fear it will be.

10 mins

July 2019

Nick Marsh goes to great lengths to explain why he’s a grumpy bugger in the mornings; it’s not insomnia, just a life at odds with his out-of-whack body clock.

20 mins

With the season of graduate vets embarking on their first jobs in full swing, Jordan Sinclair reminds existing veterinary professionals of the trepidation new careers can bring, and how to best ensure the transition from student to staff member goes as smoothly as possible.

15 mins

"Give me a ton of ticks, a fistful of fleas or a mountain of maggots" – Nick Marsh explains why he would rather deal with these loathsome parasites over a seemingly simple canine nail clip.

15 mins

Following recent criticism over the RCVS’ handling of debate on the implications of telemedicine services, Jordan Sinclair takes a critical look at the launch of virtual veterinary consultations in the UK.

10 mins

June 2019

In the second part of his short series of tips designed to help get the most out of your clinical pathology submissions, Nick Marsh offers a few notes on how to present your samples.

23 mins

Ami Sawran delves into the true meaning of resilience training, and offers some advice to CPD providers who profess to train people on issues of mental well-being: coping isn't enough!

7 mins

While not recognising a client in “out of context” situations – particularly without a pet in tow – can be awkward, it’s not an issue unique to the veterinary profession, as Jordan Sinclair explains.

10 mins

General practitioner turned veterinary cytologist Nick Marsh offers the first in an “occasional series” of tips designed to help first opinion vets get the most out of their clinical pathology samples.

22 mins

Ami Sawran discusses the importance of pre-clinical EMS while airing concerns over the potential loss of two invaluable learning experiences recently reported in mainstream media.

14 mins