How do you find a veterinary nurse when they're in short supply? It's not with "toys", cakes and chocolate. Jane Davidson talks VN recruitment and whether your adverts are sending the right message.10 mins
Jane Davidson mulls over what she fears may be the catastrophic impact on the veterinary nursing sector of Brexit – but urges VNs to support European colleagues.
With a slightly wonky face and one eye, Jane Davidson's beloved Persian is now living on borrowed time. Here, Jane tells the story of Little Blue, as they prepare for what is likely her final birthday.11 mins
It's election time. There's Clinton, there's Trump... and then there's the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Jane Davidson takes a look at what being "on council" actually means.
RVN Jane Davidson argues vet nurses need to hit the CPD benchmark laid down by their human health colleagues, claiming journal clubs are one solution to do so.8 mins
Jane Davidson explains why engagement with fellow RVNs is so important, both within the profession and the workplace, and reveals that engaged communities have happier staff and better outcome for patients.
Jane Davidson takes a brief look at some of the holistic treatment options available for pets, and finds they're not all just for horses.7 mins
Jane Davidson's cat has some very specific requirements when it comes to cat litter. However, finding "the one" is proving difficult.
Veterinary care will always a be a team effort, but the current shortage of RVNs can leave care assistants feeling like they're taking on a bigger part of the team's role than expected.8 mins
RVN Jane Davidson extols the virtues of unity, teamwork and strength in numbers, as well as revealing a big secret...
Jane Davidson offers a short introduction to the #VNFutures project and urges veterinary nurses to get involved and help shape the future of their industry.9 mins
Just because you like things neat and tidy, it doesn't mean you have OCD. Jane Davidson believes the incorrect use of terms that describe mental illness undermines the seriousness of such conditions.
Like most RVNs, I like a good clean. This is never at home though, obviously – it's all about a sparkling work place. I love to smell disinfectant and have everything shiny, especially a ward.9 mins
Pet obesity is back in the news. Apparently our pets are getting fatter faster than ever. We all know the health issues related to this and a bit of the psychology.
Blogger Jane Davidson RVN emphasises the importance of using the correct terms when referring to your veterinary colleagues – particularly on practice websites.6 mins
The fact that animals feel physical pain just like we do can be difficult for some people to understand – but when the evidence is staring you straight in the face (or even trying to bite your hand), why can people still not see it?
Jane Davidson offers a few ideas for making the most of Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, an initiative created to raise awareness of the vital role played by veterinary nurses in animal care and treatment.9 mins
Part of this blog went out on my Facebook page on the night of the 2016 Crufts final, fuelled by sadness and prosecco – never a good combo!
My blog posts are generally written in an attempt to provide a balanced view on VN and industry issues or to get your opinions on certain subjects. Well, let’s forget that for today – I’m getting off the fence…10 mins