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A mobile veterinary service that travelled 55,000 miles to rural villages to examine hundreds of pets – many of whom would not have seen a vet otherwise – is retiring.

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Descendants of abandoned dogs living in the shadow of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters are receiving veterinary care thanks to an international team of vets.

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The University of Bristol’s post-grad nursing programme will give VNs the chance to increase their knowledge of clinical governance and evidence-based practice.

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Matt Dawson is supporting MSD’s Big Tick Project after undergoing multiple heart operations when a tick bite led to him developing debilitating Lyme disease.

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The dedication of staff at a veterinary clinic, and the RSPCA, have transformed the life of a starving staffie that could not get food into its stomach.

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They may not be suede, but this baby flamingo’s blue shoes are doing a good job of protecting its feet against rough surfaces on its daily walks.

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Treacle the puppy was treated with naloxone to reverse the effects of opiates after she accidentally ingested a potentially lethal dose of owners’ morphine.

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With African swine fever sweeping west across the European mainland, pig keepers are warned to take extra precautions, including avoiding feeding swill.

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Handheld unit developed in Canada is capable of differentiating between Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus uberis infections within two minutes during mastitis cases.

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    Martha Cannon, in the first of a two-part article, discusses guidelines and possible negative effects to look for regarding feline vaccines.

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    In his latest Cytology Corner, Francesco Cian discusses the images from an aspirate from a mass on a digit of a 12-year-old dog.

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    Third-year veterinary student Rosana Caianiello looks at a study from The University of Edinburgh that revealed a link between a dog’s genes and the shape of its skull.

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    In his latest Dairy Diary, Roger Evans discusses why farmers are not entirely to blame for antimicrobial resistance and reflects on the brilliant service he received when his dog fell ill.

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    How can we manage our time to work more effectively? Here are 15 tips to help you stay sane.

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    Vet Dan Makin reports from 2017’s Pride in London march and the wider activities of the British Veterinary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.

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    David Rendle and Harry Carslake discuss methods of diagnosing horses with this condition, assessing the positives and challenges of each one.

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    Vet Dan Makin reports from 2017’s Pride in London march and the wider activities of the British Veterinary Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group.

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    RVN Helen Tottey uses her experiences with a new pet to think about the owner view of practice, and why veterinary nurses should listen to what she has come to realise...

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    An RVN now in the medical profession, Helen Ballantyne discusses a topic rarely spotlighted. But, thanks to VN Futures, this is likely to change...

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    RVN Emma Gerrard looks at the latest research into this parasite and how vet nurses can help owners avoid their pets picking it up.

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    With recumbent patients regularly appearing in practice, RVN Louise O'Dwyer discusses the best action for VNs tasked with managing such cases.

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    RVN Alexandra Taylor reports from the nursing stream of 2017’s International Society of Feline Medicine World Feline Congress.

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    In a new and exclusive International Cat Care column for VN Times, VNs with an interest in all things feline offer their views on cat topics. Kicking off is RVN Carly Rideout, on brachycephaly.

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    Veterinary business consultant Dave Nicol explains how putting the right systems in place can enhance patient care and boost your bottom line.

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    RVNs are a key component in the delivery of modern veterinary care; however, their true potential can often be overlooked. But, as Ernie Ward explains, expanding the RVN role in your practice will always pay rich rewards.

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    As the countdown begins towards the UK’s exit from the EU, Adam Bernstein asks a selection of professional business advisors what areas practices need to address in advance of that day.

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    Preventive health care is a vital revenue stream for any practice. But, as Nick Steele explains, it is an area where opportunities are often missed.

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    Vicky Robinson discusses the corporate buying bubble, when it might burst and what the other options are for anyone planning their exit.

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    Mark Stevens discusses a widely heralded scheme, including how it will operate and how it will affect businesses.

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    Stephanie Vaughan-Jones explains why the old 'dog and bone' may be one of the most important pieces of kit you possess.

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    Victor Chua and Nael Taher on how cost of childcare is contributing to growing problem of staff retention.

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    In part three of his series on CPR, Gerardo Poli discusses the use of endotracheal intubation, and, when this cannot be immediately achieved, the other ventilation techniques required.

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