May 2020

Coronavirus has led to many changes in veterinary practice – not least of all a procedure that COVID-19 has turned from something requiring compassion and warmth to a coldly clinical act performed from a distance.

13 mins

In her latest diary, Nat Scoggie explains how what she knows about triage has stood her in good stead in other aspects of lockdown life.

10 mins

Inspired by HG Wells, Nick Marsh looks at the “humblest things” upon the Earth, but says labelling the tiny troublemakers “good“ and “bad” may be too simplistic.

12 mins

Nat Scroggie presents the fifth part of her diaries in the lockdown.

10 mins

As the pandemic rages on, Jordan Sinclair explains why now is definitely not the time for people to consider taking on a new puppy.

11 mins

Nat turns her attention to running in the fourth of her series of COVID-19 diaries.

10 mins

In her latest column for Vet Times, Nat Scroggie explains how she has found the sketchbook and pencils again during lockdown.

11 mins

Nat discusses fear being a companion in the second of her new series of diaries during COVID-19.

11 mins

April 2020

Working from home was something Nick Marsh had always considered a luxury, but, after close to a month in lockdown, he realises it’s not quite what he thought it would be.

12 mins

In a new column for Vet Times, Nat Scroggie describes well-being in the context of a toolkit – a visit bag of skills, strategies and habits you can pull out in a time of need – and asks: “Has there ever been a greater need for such a bag than during a global pandemic?”

11 mins

Often overlooked in favour of more exciting cells, Nick Marsh wants you to raise your glass to humble neutrophils – the unsung heroes of our body's defences.

14 mins

The official advice is clear, but a signficant number of pet owners are interpreting the rules in their own way – and Jordan Sinclair's faith in humanity is dwindling...

12 mins

March 2020

Submitted before the UK was put into lockdown, Nick Marsh’s latest blog describes his thoughts as he watches the story of coronavirus grow from rumour to pandemic in mere days.

9 mins

Although insurance is not quite the gig it was, Jordan explains why she would still advocate its importance to her clients.

14 mins

Nick Marsh discusses the irony between hectic practice life leaving you longing a quieter day, only for you to be met with dragging hours and more saved up tasks than you bargained for when it comes along.

8 mins

February 2020

In today’s blame culture, we can often feel responsible for negative client interaction. With this in mind, Jordan Sinclair explains the importance of reminding yourself you are a vet and know what you’re doing.

14 mins

Blogger Nick Marsh explains why, if he were a leukocyte, he’d probably be a neutrophil but would dream of being a macrophage – the multifunctional immune superhero.

14 mins

Jordan Sinclair discusses this concept and its limitations in the veterinary sphere, but also the importance of securing hours that safeguard your well-being and work-life balance.

10 mins

Nick Marsh discusses the irony of our brains' ability to predict the future, but the unfortunate unforeseen consequences this can lead to – especially when it comes to subsequent worrying.

16 mins

January 2020

Jordan Sinclair discusses how pet owning is carbon costly, but looking at the bigger picture, pets could reduce an owner’s carbon footprint due to the type of lifestyle he or she adopts to care for them.

12 mins