February 2021

Nicola Ackerman PGDip, RVN, CertSAN, CertVN ECC, VTS(Nutrition), offers advice on how to master the art of talking to reluctant clients, and the importance of this “soft skill” in gaining compliance.

28 mins

November 2020

Laura Lacey explains the importance of encouraging owners to treat these parasites throughout the year and how to do this.

30 mins

Lead nutritionist Samantha Ware looks at key information to aid this.

9 mins

October 2020

International Cat Care offers its top tips for keeping feline pets safe during the Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities.

7 mins

Matt analysis how to handle wildlife cases that arrive in practice, discussing duty of care, nursing aims and tips for specific species.

32 mins

Zoe Hockley explains how owners can make firework festivities less traumatic for their pets and prevent behavioural problems in the future.

25 mins

Emma Gerrard looks at the latest research on this topic, and highlights the importance of regular blood testing and communicating this to clients.

30 mins

Mary Fraser discusses the importance of introducing such measures for these species.

20 mins

September 2020

Leah Alcorn details the important role RVNs play in the nursing care of animals having undergone tibial plateau-levelling osteotomy surgery, including physiotherapy, rehabilitation, analgesia and general recovery.

26 mins

Nicola Ackerman discusses the value of the VN’s role in offering preventive tooth health advice to owners of small animal patients.

18 mins

Amy Henson discusses the challenges often faced in caring for pets’ teeth, the solutions out there and the importance of getting owners on board.

11 mins

August 2020

Emma Gerrard summarises the factors that optimise prevention of surgical site infections preoperatively and postoperatively, including patient care and wound treatment.

34 mins

Lead nutritionist Samantha Ware discusses adverse food reactions.

11 mins

July 2020

Elizabeth Waring explains how certain plants are able to provide cats with positive environmental enrichment.

7 mins

Amy Henson explores the part food plays in how a dog behaves – and how it is often not in the way people think.

11 mins

June 2020

Amy Henson suggests ways nurses can encourage clients to keep on top of pets’ weight, nutrition and health during lockdown.

9 mins

Shakira Miles explains how veterinary nurses are ideally placed to educate people on looking after animals effectively through impactful consultations.

26 mins

May 2020

Amy Henson highlights the hazardous plants and products pet owners should be made aware of that can be found in gardens.

10 mins

With owners spending more time among their canine companions amid the coronavirus crisis, ophthalmic nursing assistant and dog behaviour counsellor Hannah Morris considers the impact on dogs during this time, and how to ensure they can readjust after lockdown.

28 mins

Sarah Pellett and Jo Hinde provide an overview of microchipping different species and discuss the importance of a vet nurse’s role in this.

7 mins