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In the third of his posts marking Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli notes how composure, empathy and good communication skills go hand in hand when dealing with angry pet owners.

7 mins

Scientists at Ghent University have made an important development in the field of assisted reproduction in the horse by creating a test tube foal from a vitrified immature oocyte.

4 mins

Shona McIntyre explains the reasons behind her decision to join the RCVS' support network for recent graduates by becoming a PDP postgraduate dean.

8 mins

ROYAL CANIN®’s dermatology range now offers a diet for every stage of your nutritional management of cats and dogs with dermatosis.

1 mins

Nick Marsh delves into the tricky subject of euthanasia and asks, if his patients have the right to die without suffering, why don’t we?

13 mins

Bloggers Jane Davidson and Nick Marsh team up to consider how much of each task on a typical invoice for surgery would, and could, be undertaken by a VN or vet. It reveals how, despite its importance, the role of the VN goes unnoticed and unrecognised.

25 mins

This guest blog, written by vet Simon Hayes in response to the post "Stunning at slaughter" by Nick Marsh, attempts to dispel the myths that surround shechita, the Jewish humane method of slaughter.

9 mins

Gerardo Poli offers a list of questions for telephone calls from owners concerned about their pet being intoxicated.

5 mins

With 12 weeks of preclinical and 26 weeks of clinical EMS under her belt, final year student Jordan Sinclair has picked up a few handy tips along the way. With this in mind, her latest post sees her offer some sage advice to students in their earlier years.

10 mins

Knowledge is power – which, as Nick Marsh discusses, is why vets battle the unpredictability of appointments, satnavs and technical malfunctions to get to meetings.

11 mins

While looking for a new cat, Jane becomes concerned when it's suggested some of her attitudes to pet ownership might be a little "weird", and worries she may have become sexist about animals?

6 mins

Student blogger Jordan Sinclair takes a more in-depth look at the recent suggestion vets are being paid to stitch up victims of knife attacks in order to avoid police involvement.

10 mins