August 2019

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

5 mins

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

13 mins

If things get too complicated, start from the beginning and seek clarity, advises Gerardo Poli – it is a “simple but powerful” way to identify things you may have missed and provide you with a pathway forward.

5 mins

July 2019

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how the most effective way to learn about a specific subject is to prepare to teach it to someone else.

5 mins

What happens next? Some clients may be unsure – so Gerardo Poli discusses the importance of communicating the treatment agenda during consults to help build client trust.

6 mins

With feedback being such a vital tool for professional development, Gerardo Poli offers tips to help those who find it difficult to embrace – and explains how he overcame the issue.

7 mins

Stepping once more unto the Tip of the Week breach, Hubert Hiemstra advises that it’s better to be open and honest about the importance of money when it comes to treating people’s pets.

8 mins

In the final part of this series, Gerardo Poli focuses on the use of hypertonic saline and mannitol in reducing cerebral oedema, and offers some pointers on how to choose between them.

12 mins

June 2019

Having outlined the basic pathophysiology of head trauma in part one of this series, Gerardo Poli discusses ways of lowering cerebral blood volume to tackle this issue.

10 mins

In the first of a new series on head trauma, Gerardo Poli starts off with some basic pathophysiology.

9 mins

May 2019

Nobody likes receiving complaints, but Hubert Hiemstra claims his five-step plan can help alleviate unpleasant situations and turn them into “valuable opportunities for learning and growth”.

10 mins

Hubert Hiemstra looks at a “potentially fatal manifestation of coagulation pathology”, in which mild symptoms in an otherwise healthy dog can quickly escalate into a life-threatening respiratory crisis.

7 mins

Lactate is the harbinger of doom, according to Hubert Hiemstra – here, he explains why monitoring these levels are important, as well as indications for doing so and what the results mean.

14 mins

Gerardo Poli explains how creating rules around things that can have serious implications has helped him in his veterinary career.

7 mins

April 2019

For his latest Tip of the Week, Gerardo Poli describes a popular technique for those who want to combat procrastination, boost productivity, and generally get things done – preferably in 25 minutes or less.

8 mins

The question of whether what vets do serves a larger purpose is pondered by Hubert Hiemstra, who has asked: am I wasting my time and talents in practice?

7 mins

For his second Tip of the Week topic, Hubert Hiemstra reviews the uses and limitations of point-of-care tests for canine C-reactive protein, and asks: “Oh CR*P! What am I missing?”

11 mins

Hubert Hiemstra sets all readers a sleep challenge as an experiment to see if they will be less tired after trying a new routine.

9 mins

March 2019

New Tip of the Week author Hubert Hiemstra kicks off with a big wake up call that should ring alarm bells with many in the profession.

7 mins

Gerardo Poli concludes his series on blood transfusions by discussing how much volume to give during the process.

6 mins