Samantha Ware considers the nutritional imbalances that can arise in home-prepared meals, as well as the benefits of this growing trend.8 mins
Louise Northway reinforces the scale of anaesthetic role veterinary nurses play, as well as possibilities for further training and advanced physiological parameters that can be monitored.
BVNA honorary secretary Gemma Reeve ponders what 2020 will bring to the profession.
Ethylene glycol poisoning is extremely serious in cats and such cases are likely to increase in the winter months – Sarah Collins tells us more.
Laura Lacey offers practical advice on tackling this common, and often difficult, issue.
BVNA president Jo Hinde reflects on 2019 and looks forward at the year ahead.
Emma Gerrard offers advice to give to owners to avoid disaster over the Christmas holidays and what to do if it strikes.
Rebecca Westwood explains how working abroad made her the person she is today, why she forged her own business, and why holistic therapy can complement veterinary medicine and benefit all parties.
Marge Chandler offers advice on pet nutrition, looking at the types of diet available, as well as understanding food labels.35 mins
Helen Tottey sought to find a solution to this conundrum by comparing RVNs’ views with those of the public.
RCVS Knowledge explains the benefits of carrying out such a process in practice.11 mins
RVNs can play a vital role in this challenging and fast-paced sector, as RVN Albert Holgate explains.
Niamh Clancy discusses common behaviours seen in companion animals and the use of scoring charts in veterinary practice.
Emma Gerrard provides an overview of this joint condition in cats and dogs, including what's new, management strategies and owner guidance.
Sally Bartlett details her adventures – from assisting with an operation concerning a poorly pangolin, to bottle-feeding orphans and getting hands on with rehabilitation – and urges nurses to take action before this beautiful, but threatened, species is wiped out.
Laura Lacey details how educational opportunities, approaches, aftercare and nutrition have a part to play in improving pets’ dental health.
Anne McBride discusses ways VNs can encourage owners to provide a good quality of life for senior pets by explaining how age is a physical state, but being old is a state of mind.
Prompted by a calendar reminder from this time last year, Jane Davidson offers some advice to those considering standing for RCVS VN council – and to act sooner rather than later if interested.
Jessica Bold explains how to handle cases, why puppy parties may be the key to preventing fear and how vital it is, above all, for VNs to keep calm and carry on...
Libby Sheridan discusses the changes in metabolic and energy requirements in older pets, and why nutritional assessments should be carried out frequently to ensure diets are optimal.