Samantha Ware considers the nutritional imbalances that can arise in home-prepared meals, as well as the benefits of this growing trend.8 mins
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.
BVNA president Jo Hinde reflects on 2019 and looks forward at the year ahead.
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.
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.
With her reign as BVNA president almost at an end at the time of writing, Wendy Nevins urges veterinary nurses to continue supporting each other, no matter how tough the terrain, and never stop striving for the recognition they so richly deserve.12 mins
With the number of accredited cat-friendly clinics having increased in recent years, RVN Alex Taylor talks through the advantages of running feline-focused nurse clinics and why they could benefit all.
Matt responds to a plethora of queries submitted by VN Times readers in the hope of helping them in their career endeavours.22 mins
RCVS Knowledge discusses the value of scoring tools and guidelines to recognise and treat pain in patients.
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.9 mins
Elle Payne talks about how she overcame dyslexia and dyspraxia to achieve her ambitions – and urges everyone to strive for their goals.6 mins
David Beeston discusses the idea of removing the stigma around making mistakes and the key role veterinary nurses can play in quality improvement.
Gemma Reeve bangs the drum for this year's Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month theme, which is exploring the variety of nursing options out there.7 mins
Albert Holgate shares his journey from animal lover to clinical manager, the challenges of being deaf in the profession and his aims as a BVNA councillor.9 mins
International Cat Care behaviourist Elizabeth Waring looks at the hunting behaviour of cats and explains why they still do this despite being fed.
This month, Matt reflects on the fluttering feeling of fear at the prospect of treating exotics patients, and considers how far the care of exotics species has progressed over the years.