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An attempt by animal shelter staff to find an oversized cat a new home becomes internet sensation.

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Attendees at one-day event in October will be able to boost understanding of equine or canine osteoarthritis and how to treat it.

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Primary and secondary school students find out what it’s like to be a vet in a two-day event organised by the RVC and Bayer.

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An American study found, from 1979 to 2015, vets died by suicide between 2 and 3.5 times more often than the general US population, reflecting the findings of a systematic review published in 2010.

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A Cornish practice has launched an awards ceremony to celebrate patients that have shown bravery and resilience throughout the year.

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Vets and VNs – along with family, friends and clients – have climbed more than 3,500ft to raise money for Welsh animal charity.

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A professional dog groomer has sparked a social media debate after dying the legs and tail of her toy poodle pink. She has vigorously defended her right to give her pet a colour makeover.

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The proposed changes follow on from recommendations made by the Kinnaird Review into farm animal disease surveillance, which were accepted by the Scottish Government in 2011.

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VNs urged to submit interesting and novel case reports ahead of BSAVA Congress, with eight successful applicants presenting their findings in a 15-minute slot.

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AFAST, part 1

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In the first VBJ monthly podcast, editor James Westgate speaks to Liz Barton, creator of the Vetsnet resource hub and co-founder of the WellVet Weekend

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Having described how to perform this examination in part one, Gerardo Poli explains how to interpret the results in a clinical setting.

As third year at vet school beckons, promising a move away from theory and into the uncharted waters of clinical training, Eleanor Goad takes stock of how far she’s already come in two short years.

Whether it's strategic storage techniques or attempting to fill every nook and cranny, some veterinary practices are often faced with a “square peg in round hole” situation for ensuring a practical layout.

With the average vet's day rarely filled with textbook scenarios or black and white decisions, Jordan Sinclair illustrates this with her own case example that paints a picture of what the profession is truly like.

Perfectionism has given us great things, says Nick Marsh. But is there a place for it in the consulting rooms of general practice when there’s a waiting room full of angry clients and 15 operations scheduled?

Gerardo Poli provides an introduction to performing and interpreting these examinations. Includes video content.

As A-level results day looms, vet student Eleanor Goad busts some of the myths around what it takes to get into vet school. Yes, grades matter, but so does passion.

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Alastair Mather and Jon Hall discuss the initial presentation of this issue in canine and feline patients, as well as decision-making for surgery.

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Amelia Lawrence and Emily Haggett emphasise the critical importance of horse owner education for maintaining adequate “herd immunity”.

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In the second of a two-part series, Peter Kukadia looks at bacterial infection of the skin and pitfalls when discussing this complex condition with clients.

23 mins

John E Cooper and Margaret E Cooper provide an overview of proceedings from a workshop held in Kenya.

36 mins

Hany Elsheikha summarises the latest thinking on preventive health care, and discusses the importance of owners adhering to control programmes to ensure they are successful.

34 mins

Jacqueline Matthews and Corrine Austin discuss managing and treating this parasite in horses, as well as integrating treatment in sustainable control programmes.

33 mins

Sally Wilson uses her first-hand experience to discuss the skill behind creating user-friendly on-farm protocols.

33 mins

Dave Beeston writes about some paraclinical and non-veterinary-specific adventures that have made him more self-aware…

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Kelly Deane dreamed of being a vet – but that was before she discovered veterinary nursing. Here, she explains how an apprenticeship changed her life and why you shouldn’t give up on dreams.

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Joanne Brown and Victoria Robinson discuss the pathogenesis of otitis, its diagnosis and treatment options that can be used to improve owner compliance and aid response to therapy.

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RVN Kelly Eyre looks at how studying older cats can help improve quality of life in later years.

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Nadia Wiseman discusses the importance of keeping owners of the UK's third most popular pet informed and up to date with their welfare needs.

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Louise Northway urges colleagues to learn from mistakes, embrace CPD and, if the time is right, spread their wings.

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RVN Melissa Cook shares her journey to becoming a physiotherapist and running her own physiotherapy business, as well as tips for those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

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Nick Coleman is an internal medicine RVN at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Here, he shares his career journey, the best aspects of the job and his pearls of wisdom when it comes to working in the field.

9 mins

Two RVN friends recount their adventures from spending a month volunteering at the only veterinary clinic in the Cook Islands.

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The recruitment crisis has hit hard in veterinary practices of all shapes and sizes across the UK. But in some places it’s hit especially hard, as VBJ discovered when it paid a visit to rural Lincolnshire.

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One of the biggest reasons given for the growth of corporate veterinary practice is that the traditional partnership model is broken. But is that really the case? VBJ headed to Didcot, Oxfordshire to find out...

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As a boy with an interest in animals, Matt Rendle was given two options by his careers advisor: be a farmer - or work in an abattoir. Not quite what he had in mind (but that’s the 1980s for you.)

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Few other practices better reflect the near exponential growth of the UK referral sector than North Downs Specialist Referrals. The Surrey hospital has trebled in size in its 15 years – a tale of sustained success and one that echoes a wider story…

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The telephone is still the main way clients contact their veterinary practice, but times are changing fast. Online appointment booking and live chats are just the tip of the iceberg, and practices looking to stay ahead need a strategy covering all the options…

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Setting up a veterinary practice can seem like the easy part when compared to developing a successful strategy for growth. Alan Robinson explains how to take the pain out of the process by following five golden rules …

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Have you been promoted to head up a team, perhaps to replace someone who has left or because the business is growing? Do you feel overnight your responsibilities have changed, but you haven't had training in the skill sets you need? This is accidental leadership…

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Climate change and increased pet travel have created a perfect parasitic storm for the UK’s companion animals. Old foes like fleas and endemic ticks, along with emerging threats, are putting pets at ever-greater risk – so which products and advice should practices offer to help even the odds?

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