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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
With a constant media focus on the topic of Brexit, vet blogger Jordan Sinclair tries to get a grip on what it means for veterinary professionals, their clients and – most importantly – their patients.12 mins
Far from admitting to ennui during his years as a first opinion vet, Nick Marsh explains how, while unglamorous and somewhat repetitive in nature, general practice is far from boring.
Jordan Sinclair rails against the tendency of “old school” veterinary professionals to talk disparagingly about younger, recently graduated vets in online forums intended to support and inform.
Delving into the misty depths of myth and memory, Nick Marsh reveals how and why a geeky eight-year-old boy decided to dedicate his life to helping animals, wherever in the galaxy he might find them.
Having experienced variable EMS support as a student, Jordan Sinclair aims to make placements as useful as possible for the students in her care – and wants to help other vets to do the same.12 mins