Helen Russell RVN, takes a look at VetSafe, a web-based system designed to help protect clinicians, colleagues and patients from professional errors.15 mins
Nimisha Patel explains how she got involved with BVNA council, as well as what the role has taught her.
Andy Durham BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, DipECEIM, MRCVS, looks at causes of allergy in horses – through insect bites, feed, skin contact and inhalation – and appropriate therapies.
Laura Rosewell BSc(Hons), DipAVN(Small Animal), RVN, offers advice on treating food aversion in feline patients.
Wendy Sneddon discusses ways of preventing intimidating behaviour between colleagues in the workplace, highlighting to key decision-makers the fact this type of conduct does not necessarily only happen in the school playground.18 mins
Ian Wright details the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control of Bartonella species infections in feline patients, as well as precautions nurses should take when in contact with infected patients and advising owners on how to reduce the risk of exposure.
With April being National Pet Month, BVNA council member and RVN Gareth McCormack discusses the importance of sharing preventive health advice with pet owners.
Dan Skeldon looks at common ailments geriatric feline and canine patients can present with in practice, as well as treatment methods.
In her latest column, Louise discusses the many considerations required for dealing with patients with bleeding disorders.
With research suggesting many vets are concerned with clients’ use of the internet for their pet’s health care needs, Louise Buckley ponders whether engagement with their search interests would strengthen vet-owner relationships.
Kirsty Cavill BSc(Hons), RVN, summarises a lecture she was invited to undertake as part of the annual Cornish Veterinary Association's CPD day OA stream.
Helen Rooney BSc(Hons), CVN, CertED, DipAVN(Medical), CertVNECC, RVN, uses her experience as an owner of a diabetic cat to help VNs understand the importance of discussion and management of this chronic condition (reviewed by Jemma Thorogood RVN).
RCVS Knowledge writers kick off their first article of 2018 with a look at this useful technique to help safeguard any tasks that could be overlooked.14 mins
RVNs starting the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care in October – or who are interested, but maybe decided against it due to money – are in with a chance to have the course funded, thanks to another VN Times and Vets Now team-up.
In the next of our series featuring VNs’ efforts at championing causes in practice, we team up with TVM UK to hear from Jack Davies NCert(E&CC), RVN, on poisoning from this sweet-tasting crystalline substance – something he feels is becoming a “far too common scenario”, with often devastating consequences.
Louise O’Dwyer DipAVN(Surgical), DipAVN(Medical), RVN, spotlights the care needed when presented with these cases in practice.
Emma Gerrard DipAVN(SA), DipHECVN, BSc(Hons), CVN, RVN, K-SQP, PHC, gives VNs the information they need to help intrepid companion animals and their owners. Reviewed by Joy Howell RVN, DipAVN(Surgical), C-SQP.
With the final examination booked, the countdown is on. For Ruth Clooney-Power, it’s time to revise, revise, revise.
Laura Lacey RVN, ESVPS NCertAnBeh, DipPheromonatherapy, CertVNECC, ISFM CertFN, C&G CertSAN, BVNA CertVNDent, C-SQP, A1, explores ways to aid anxious animals, both in the veterinary practice and at home. Reviewed by Andrew McVey BVSc, MRCVS.