May 2014

Like most people in this profession I have problems with the RCVS Disciplinary Committee’s judgement … more

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The RCVS is changing the Register of Members so that only qualifications immediately relevant to your … more

April 2014

There is an ever-present drum beat in the profession’s media, and that is of ever-improving … more

Utilitarian. That’s my ethical outlook, apparently. Participants in the A-FAVP.1 module of the CertAVP have … more

March 2014

This is a different blog to usual. It involves mental health, and all I am … more

I am just coming to the end of a six-week course run online by the … more

February 2014

I work in an emergency practice and things come in fits and starts. If I … more

The first part of a two/three-year slog started this month – the “A” module part … more

January 2014

Derren Brown is a very interesting person to follow and read and watch. He has … more

Over the next couple of years I have a full plate; the postgraduate degree I’m … more

December 2013

I can’t help thinking that efforts to improve “social mobility” and help people from all … more

On a weekly basis my wife peruses the local newspaper. In the back – after … more

November 2013

Communication in our profession interests me. Histories I receive as part of the referrals process … more

Something I have noticed in the past few years (and mentioned in my last post) … more

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For the first part of my career my “special interest”, and something I became gradually … more

October 2013

I’m getting old. I can see that. People greet me not by saying “you look … more

September 2013

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) recently commissioned a study to counter the arguments … more

Prejudice is a funny thing. The word itself provokes a prejudiced response: either “I’m not … more

August 2013

So here in Wales all dogs are going to have to be microchipped by 2015. … more

When I graduated the cascade was new and few people had even heard of it … more