February 2017

RVN Clare Jones discusses the importance of providing parrots with environmental enrichment, and outlines common signs of illness.

16 mins

Marge Chandler looks at research and evidence to discuss diet topics often enquired about by cat and dog owners.

24 mins

January 2017

RVN Emma Gerrard looks at the common endocrinopathies that present in practice and how nurses can involve their clients in helping to manage these conditions.

27 mins

Louise O'Dwyer discusses small animal pain management, arguing a need for more pain scoring in practice.

6 mins

RVN Devon Caffull outlines various dental procedures often involving VNs and the significant contributions they can make.

23 mins

December 2016

Louise O'Dwyer takes a look at the relationship between pre-surgery fasting and anaesthesia in December's Nursing Notes.

8 mins

November 2016

Dan Skeldon looks at various treatment methods for this prevalent joint disease affecting canine patients.

27 mins

In her VN Times editorial board member role, RVN Louise O'Dwyer looks at a guideline change in fluid therapy for anaesthetised patients.

5 mins

RVN Samantha Feighery discusses veterinary nursing protocols to help stabilise equine patients after this gastrointestinal procedure.

20 mins

Nicola Ackerman considers how probiotics and prebiotics aid gastrointestinal microorganisms, and the research being carried out.

17 mins

Neil Forbes discusses this vital area of veterinary practice management and the cost-effective training BVNA has created for VNs and vets.

31 mins

The ability to perform basic mathematical calculations is a vital skill for all veterinary nurses. Megan Brashear looks at the basics of performing medical calculations to prepare readers to learn more advanced mathematics.

19 mins

Ophthalmic patients have some unique and, often, challenging nursing needs in first opinion practice. Tina Presnail demonstrates this using case studies of patients presenting with fragile eyes.

24 mins

October 2016

Richard Jones and Marcella Palmer discuss strategies for treating fractures and crop impaction in chickens.

20 mins

Claire Bloor discusses the involvement of VNs when presented with pets requiring dental treatment, such as assessment and recording.

52 mins

September 2016

Claire Bloor looks at the prevalence of epilepsy in dogs, as well as diagnosis and treatment developments to help VNs advise clients and patients.

30 mins

Cheryl Ramsbottom discusses the transmission routes, clinical signs and diagnostics associated with rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus – and its emerged variant.

19 mins

Dan Skeldon provides a comprehensive guide to the wound-healing options available to veterinary nurses in practice.

36 mins

August 2016

Samantha Thompson looks at the impact hyperthyroidism has on canine and feline patients, as well as management options and how VNs can increase owner compliance.

18 mins

The use of antibiotics and probiotics in acute and chronic diarrhoea in small animals is controversial. Even the correct definition of a probiotic in the context of veterinary medicine can be challenging.

22 mins