June 2016

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.

9 mins

May 2016

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?

12 mins

April 2016

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!

8 mins

March 2016

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

How well we know our patients helps us handle them with the minimum amount of … more

8 mins

February 2016

I’ve had a secret I’ve not told you all – a little project I didn’t … more

10 mins

With vet nurses currently fighting to protect their title, now seems a good time to … more

7 mins

January 2016

While at London Vet Show in November, I attended the Vet Futures debate on the … more

5 mins

Last month I had the honour of attending a film premiere. It wasn’t a standard … more

5 mins

December 2015

We all do a lot of small and large charitable acts throughout the year, so … more

4 mins

If you haven’t heard the name “prepper”, a whole sub-culture is passing you by. These … more

9 mins

November 2015

As a dog and cat owner I can recognise the irony between people’s attitudes to … more

7 mins

We’re lucky to live in a lovely area of London, with plenty of open space to … more

8 mins

October 2015

“Television: the scourge of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation.” Those who recognise The Disposable … more

6 mins

Reading up on the legislation regarding working hours and the national minimum wage (NMW) I discovered … more

September 2015

I’ve noted a growing trend for veterinary staff to laugh at client mistakes. While this … more

I was surprised to learn our local authority is getting rid of its dog warden, and that … more

5 mins