Sally Bartlett details her adventures – from assisting with an operation concerning a poorly pangolin, to bottle-feeding orphans and getting hands on with rehabilitation – and urges nurses to take action before this beautiful, but threatened, species is wiped out.21 mins
Laura Lacey details how educational opportunities, approaches, aftercare and nutrition have a part to play in improving pets’ dental health.
Anne McBride discusses ways VNs can encourage owners to provide a good quality of life for senior pets by explaining how age is a physical state, but being old is a state of mind.
Prompted by a calendar reminder from this time last year, Jane Davidson offers some advice to those considering standing for RCVS VN council – and to act sooner rather than later if interested.
Jessica Bold explains how to handle cases, why puppy parties may be the key to preventing fear and how vital it is, above all, for VNs to keep calm and carry on...
Libby Sheridan discusses the changes in metabolic and energy requirements in older pets, and why nutritional assessments should be carried out frequently to ensure diets are optimal.
Clare Jones looks at dogs that have been health checked and body condition scored at local Dogs Trust events to determine whether certain factors contribute to them being overweight.33 mins
RVN Dominique Doyle explains how she went from nursing all creatures great and small to being species specific working at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.
With her reign as BVNA president almost at an end at the time of writing, Wendy Nevins urges veterinary nurses to continue supporting each other, no matter how tough the terrain, and never stop striving for the recognition they so richly deserve.
Emma Gerrard offers guidance on dealing with animals during the perioperative period – from medicines and equipment, pain management and infection control to hygiene and isolation protocols, and owner advice.
With the number of accredited cat-friendly clinics having increased in recent years, RVN Alex Taylor talks through the advantages of running feline-focused nurse clinics and why they could benefit all.
RVN Elle Marie Payne feels a huge stigma exists around this topic, as well as a lack of awareness regarding what people can do to get help. With this in mind, she conducted a survey among veterinary professionals to gauge others' opinions – the results of which she discusses here.25 mins
Matt responds to a plethora of queries submitted by VN Times readers in the hope of helping them in their career endeavours.
Esme Hawkes summarises the problems parasites can cause in pets, along with what VNs can do to help get owners on board with protecting their pets – and potentially gain further qualifications for themselves in the process.
RCVS Knowledge discusses the value of scoring tools and guidelines to recognise and treat pain in patients.
Laura Lacey shares feeding strategies VNs can give to clients for optimum pet health at different life stages.
Jane Davidson tells readers about how she went from history graduate to VN and soon-to-be doctoral candidate, and why you should always follow your heart and never give up on your dreams...
Kelly Deane dreamed of being a vet – but that was before she discovered veterinary nursing. Here, she explains how an apprenticeship changed her life and why you shouldn’t give up on dreams.9 mins
Abi Charteris explains the vital role nurses can play in early detection and subsequent management of acute and chronic forms of this condition in companion animals.
Advanced referral nurse Flick Caldwell, who has a rare hereditary disability, explains how she stays strong in the face of adversity, how her support networks helps her through, and why disabled people should never give up on their dreams.