January 2019

Nick Marsh highlights some of the issues vets face with the rise of crossbreeds – some of whom suffer in life – and why we should treat our "best friends" like they treat us.

22 mins

Ami Sawran discusses what farm vets can do to battle the “fake news” and anti-agriculture propaganda that circles online – especially at this time of year.

15 mins

December 2018

While Christmas is usually a time for joy and family gatherings, Jordan Sinclair brings attention to the inevitable increase in euthanasias that often occur at the end of the year.

14 mins

Nick Marsh asks those at home to spare a moment in between party games and binge-watching TV series’ to consider those brave souls in practice trying to help other people through a difficult Christmas.

10 mins

Are you stuck on call like Ami Sawran this Christmas? Don't let it bring you down and follow her tips here so you don't miss out on mince pies and The Muppet Christmas Carol.

10 mins

Jordan Sinclair hits back at a recent “one-sided” Watchdog piece on clients buying veterinary drugs online and what the programme missed out in its reporting.

13 mins

Nick Marsh on how vets can find their own reward in their work, whether it's a grateful client or being kind to yourself and others.

17 mins

After taking up a leadership course, Ami Sawran discovered the so-called "soft skills" are anything but to master, and might matter just as much as clinical management.

14 mins

November 2018

Being a new grad can be an lonely experience, especially if you have to move to a new location, but Jordan Sinclair conjures up a few ways to combat the isolation.

18 mins

Nick Marsh explores the ethics behind the physician-patient relationship, and the various emotional and financial concerns that impact on the approach to "physician agency".

25 mins

Saying no often feels like a hard thing to do; however, Ami Sawran suggests it shouldn't be about letting people down, but protecting your well-being, both physically and mentally.

12 mins

Jordan Sinclair argues that dictating when vets, especially new grads, can take holidays is part of the profession's widespread recruitment and retention problem – and how important having time out is on your well-being.

18 mins

Nick Marsh weighs up the pros and cons of out-of-hours work, stating while its decline is great for vet well-being is that a good thing for owners and pets?

23 mins

Ami Sawran describes her early career as a vet and why it took six years for her to actually start enjoying her job.

12 mins

October 2018

Jordan Sinclair suggests practices should adopt early firework awareness and desensitisation campaigns to avoid a last minute rush in the run-up to Bonfire Night.

13 mins

The veterinary industry is facing a retention issue, but Nick Marsh argues instead of blaming a very large group of people for the failings of the profession maybe it should get its own house in order first.

25 mins

As CPD is mandatory for all vets, some new grads might find the concept overwhelming, especially when deciding which courses to complete. Thankfully, Jordan Sinclair has a few hints for those struggling to find their way.

15 mins

Whether its Morris dancing or slaying dragons, Nick Marsh highlights the importance of finding a hobby in your precious downtime instead of being slumped in front of the TV.

14 mins

September 2018

Whether you're still getting your head around cranial and caudal or you know your idiopathics from your iatrogenics, Nick Marsh is here to regale you with some of his favourite medical terms that are beautifully precise, concise and evocative.

12 mins

Nick Marsh takes a trip down memory lane to the long lost land of 1999 to discover if his contemporaries were indeed the “cheated generation”.

20 mins