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The Veterinary Marketing Association’s glittering event in London saw accolades handed out to the cream of the crop in veterinary and animal health marketing.

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With 10 candidates standing – including 4 existing college council members – votes must be cast either online or by post by 27 April.

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Congress brings together leading experts from around world to examine research and scientific progress of Angiostrongylus and Dirofilaria in Europe.

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Suitable for both vets and veterinary nurses, “Small animal endocrinology” includes six modules of study and will refresh common endocrine diseases in small animals such as cats and dogs.

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26th National Equine Forum reaches audience on three continents to inform, educate and stimulate discussion within equestrian industry.

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Weight management expert says vets don’t find obesity “an interesting enough” topic and the profession should be training future vets and VNs to take the issue more seriously.

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The certificate is aimed at European veterinary professionals who wish to advance their knowledge and practical skills in small animal orthopaedics.

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University of York researchers, who conducted a series of scientific speech interaction experiments between adult dogs and humans, say vets should adopt “baby talk” when interacting with canines.

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Welfare charity the Scottish SPCA reports 44% increase in animals seized as a result of cruelty investigations conducted throughout 2017.

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Following on from Alan Kelly‘s focus on due diligence and documentation phases, corporate finance expert Gary Baines advises on factors to consider as completion approaches.

Drawing on experience from the consult room and a recent visit to Crufts, Jordan Sinclair discusses the ongoing uphill battle with some dog breeders.

At graduation, Nick Marsh swore never to put himself through the stress of exams again. So why is it, 20 years on, he finds himself in a public library, desperately trying to cram information into his ageing brain?

In the fourth and final part of his focus on ionised hypocalcaemia, Gerardo looks at the controversy regarding treatment of non-clinical cases and the prognostic indications of iCa concentrations.

Curious about the proliferation of cat cafes, and concerned by the implications of forcing a group of notoriously territorial creatures into a shared environment, Jordan Sinclair drops in for a panini.

Whether due to being inundated with clients, understaffed or trying to catch up on workload, resident RVN blogger Jane Davidson discusses the prevalence of staff members booking out false practice consultations, as well as the reasons they choose to keep up this pretence...

Acquisitions expert Alan Kelly talks paperwork as he describes the processes of due diligence and deal documentation, while offering key points for business owners to consider during each phase.

Drawing on her personal experience and that of her university friends, Jordan Sinclair advises employers on how to ensure your practice is ready to welcome and benefit from a new graduate in the workplace.

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Ian Wright discusses possible changes to the Pet Travel Scheme following Brexit.

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A look at the case of Smartie, an 11-year-old female neutered border terrier presenting with a 36-hour history of lethargy and vomiting.

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Virginia Sherwin describes the diagnosis and treatment of this disease in cattle and looks at prevention methods through housing.

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Sonya Miles describes the case of a 75-year-old spur-thighed tortoise that presented with the reproductive condition.

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Alex Gough's latest Research Review also includes a look at studies on seizure control in dogs, canine intestinal lymphoma and bladder carcinoma in dogs.

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Ian Wright investigates the causes of bacterial infections in felines, discussing various means of limiting the zoonotic risk.

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New grad David Beeston returns to his trip to Zimbabwe and some of the weird, wacky and wonderful experiences he encountered in his time volunteering in Africa.

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With the starting point an x-ray of a two-year-old shorthaired cat with abdominal effusion and a history if dyspnoea, lethargy and anorexia, Francesco Cian asks: what is the diagnosis?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Louise O’Dwyer DipAVN(Surgical), DipAVN(Medical), RVN, spotlights the care needed when presented with these cases in practice.

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Completing her capnography series – part one of which appeared in VNT18.02 – Louise looks at how to interpret the capnogram.

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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.

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With the final examination booked, the countdown is on. For Ruth Clooney-Power, it’s time to revise, revise, revise.

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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.

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Tempted to discount? Can’t see where to tap into new revenue streams? When it comes to growing your business in the right way and at the right speed, Ernie Ward recalls he has been there, done that and got the T-shirt…

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Senior clinics allow clients to receive friendly and professional advice regarding the welfare of their pets. RVN Louise Olley explains how these clinics can be used to educate owners about their elderly pets – and increase footfall to your practice.

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While data reveals 57% of new graduates were female in 1994, fast forward 20 years and that disparity had increased significantly, with women making up more than three quarters of graduate output. It doesn’t take a statistical genius to conclude that in a few decades time the vast majority of the veterinary profession – at all levels and locations – will be staffed by women…

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In 2016 Scott Rutherford hit on the idea of setting up a practice focused on surgical referrals with a sustainable, fair pricing structure and a commitment to open-handed dealing. This is Frank...

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The British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) has been established to recognise and raise the status of veterinary receptionists within veterinary profession.

With the profession changing at such a rapid pace, it has never been more important to ensure your clinical staff get the CPD they need to stay up to date. Improve International’s David Babington looks at the mix of options open to practices.

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Tax planning may not be at the forefront of your mind right now, but the end of the 2016-17 tax year – 5 April – is just around the corner. So, if you made a new year’s resolution to get a tighter grip on your finances, now’s the time to act – before it’s too late.

The changing gender balance of the profession has increased the number of vets who are juggling parenting/work trade-offs. Liz Barton explores the challenges and opportunities experienced by parents, employers and the veterinary sector in balancing family and vocation.

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